Denver Broncos roster: Quarterback position overview
2019 cap hit: $1.2 million (projected based on rookie wage scale)
Years under contract: 4
At the conclusion of the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, it appeared all hope of the Broncos finding a way to add Drew Lock was lost.
Then, fate intervened.
Lock lasted until the Broncos were on the clock with the 41st overall pick, and after they drafted Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner, they traded up to pick no. 42 to draft the Missouri star.
For the life of me, I can’t figure out why Lock wasn’t a top 32 selection.
He was a four-year starter at Missouri, and brought that program excitement and leadership at the position. He also showed great improvement throughout his four years, and finished his career with a whopping 99 touchdown passes, including 44 as a junior in 2017.
Lock has the arm talent, poise, athleticism, and leadership ability to be a franchise QB, and that’s exactly what I think the Broncos got here.
Right now, Lock is expected to compete for a backup position, and when the 2019 season opens up, I would be shocked if he wasn’t the no. 2 on the depth chart behind Joe Flacco.
If Joe Flacco isn’t playing well, we may see Lock start some games in 2019.
The Broncos are extremely fortunate to have this guy and I think he’s one of the team’s top building blocks for the future.