Denver Broncos: 5 succession plan models for Drew Lock
Dallas Cowboys: Tony Romo to Dak Prescott
The Plan: Expect the unexpected
Let me make very clear that I do not want or hope that Joe Flacco would get injured. That would be insanity.
This succession plan is unconventional and is really more of a situation involving planning for the unplanned.
Dak Prescott lit it up in his rookie preseason. He proved he was ready to play in the NFL, and when Tony Romo was injured, the Dallas Cowboys didn’t even have to give a veteran quarterback off the street a second thought.
Romo’s injury paved the way for Prescott to play, and at that point, the former fourth-round pick had to earn that job in order to keep it.
Based on recent history and the violent nature of the NFL, there is a chance this could happen. The Broncos can plan on Joe Flacco all they want, but sometimes things happen beyond your control and you’re forced to deal with the aftermath.
The question becomes whether or not Drew Lock would stay the starter in Denver after any sort of injury to the starter Flacco. For the scenario to play out similar to this, he would have to take a hold of the job after being thrust into it earlier than either he or the team suspected he would be.
Once the Cowboys started winning games with Prescott, the decision to move on from Romo was a lot easier.
Three years later, Prescott still has the Cowboys in contention for the NFC East and is in line for a huge contract.