Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
The plan is to not play Drew Lock right away. However, in the business of quarterbacks in the NFL, it seems this is a conversation fans love to have on a regular basis. Joe Flacco is the starter until Lock’s time comes. Simple as that. All that said, the Denver Broncos and John Elway did the right to dabble their feet in the football quarterback waters to find another guy.
Drew Lock is better than Paxton Lynch as a prospect and Lynch was Elway’s only first-round pick at quarterback. Lock has the golden arm that many scouts will drool over. When he sees a clean pocket and an upright stance consistently there’s nothing prettier.
Despite all the positives, there are negatives and that alone is enough to relax and take development in stride. Lock is in a tremendous spot in his career to learn under a Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
Whether people want to dismiss it or not, Flacco still has a Super Bowl on his resume. That’s valuable for a young quarterback. When opportunities arise for him to be in the playoffs they will need to be ready for everything.
Lock is unequivocally the best future success plan in Denver. In a perfect world, the impact will come later, but Lock has to be ready for anything.