The Denver Broncos seem to have a lot of interest in Drew Lock, and they’re not afraid of who knows about it. He could be ‘their guy’ at QB.
There’s going to be a ton of talk about Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos in the coming months.
The reason for that is because the Broncos’ interest in Lock has been telegraphed and blatantly obvious for months.
Even Lock himself, in an interview with Orange & Blue 760, didn’t seem to shy away from the notion that he could be the Broncos’ quarterback of the future.
Lock grew up a Chiefs fan but stressed that his allegiance to Kansas City is gone now that he’s all but assured of not getting drafted by them (the Chiefs have league MVP Patrick Mahomes at quarterback).
He even said in the interview he would love to play against the Chiefs, and joked that he thinks the Broncos do that every so often.
The Broncos have been eying Lock for a long time, and clearly don’t care who knows about it as they attended four of his games this past season, including one game (at least) attended by John Elway and former personnel adviser Gary Kubiak, who is now with the Minnesota Vikings (who don’t need a quarterback either).
Lock is criticized most often for his mechanics at the quarterback position, specifically his footwork. Many feel like Lock’s footwork is too sloppy to have immediate success at the next level, but the major positives in his favor include arm strength, experience, and production against a high level of competition.
Lock didn’t have his best games against Alabama, but he put forth his best tape of the season against a great defense in the Florida Gators.
There will be a lot of speculation between now and the 2019 NFL Draft about what the Broncos and John Elway are going to try to do, but this is a situation to monitor.
Since the 2016 NFL Draft, ever first-round quarterback (except top pick Baker Mayfield in 2018) was selected with the drafting team trading up to get them.
The Broncos may have to move up to get Lock despite his flaws but he looks like a prospect worth buying into.