By Justin Adams

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Before Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock returns to his hometown to take on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, he had some hardware to collect. Lock was named the NFL’s Rookie of the Week on Friday.

Drew Lock of the Denver Broncos celebrates as he heads to the locker room after the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 8, 2019 in Houston.

Drew Lock of the Denver Broncos celebrates as he heads to the locker room after the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 8, 2019 in Houston. (credit: Tim Warner/Getty Images)

He completed 22-of-27 passes for 309 yards, three touchdowns and an interception with a 136.0 passer rating in Denver’s 38-24 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Lock became the first rookie in NFL history to throw for more than 300 yards and three touchdowns in his first road start.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 08: D.J. Reader #98 of the Houston Texans closes in on Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter at NRG Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

“The win was exciting, as it should have been. But once you watch the film, it’s on to Kansas City. I’m trying to keep this week as normal as possible,” Lock said on Wednesday.

Lock becomes the first Broncos rookie to win the NFL Rookie of the Week honors since Phillip Lindsay last year. This is the 16th time in the award’s 18-year history that a Bronco has been honored.

Whitney Mercilus #59 of the Houston Texans sacks Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos in the third quarter at NRG Stadium on December 8, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

Whitney Mercilus #59 of the Houston Texans sacks Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos in the third quarter at NRG Stadium on December 8, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

He joins Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray as the other rookie quarterbacks to win the award this season.

Lock looks to improve to 3-0 in his career against the Chiefs on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Justin Adams

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