Drew Lock is locked up signing his contract with the Denver Broncos, hopefully making it the first of many in the future.
The Denver Broncos signed Drew Lock to his first contact, a standard four-year deal for the second-round pick (42nd overall in 2019).
Denver and Lock avoided some type of camp holdout which would have been a bad look for both parties, getting Lock into the fold in time to make meetings before day one of training camp.
Drafting Lock in round two means he will have less pressure to succeed immediately.
This, in turn, is win-win for Joe Flacco and Lock. Flacco can control his business and Lock can learn the intricacies of the playbook while watching Flacco in practice.
The first report of a contract agreement came from Pro Football Talk, and many local Denver reporters followed suit soon after.
One of the praises of Lock is that he gets it. Lock understands the first thing to do is winning over his teammates. This comes from being a three-year captain and battling adversity throughout his Missouri Tigers tenure.
We saw too often a deer in the headlights look from previous quarterbacks who did not seem ready to the next step before it even began. Mental toughness is one of the strongest attributes anyone can have in the real world. When life knocks a person down getting up 10 times faster is always the best choice.
Lock has a “Winter Soldier” arm primed to fire at any moment there is an opening. His capacity to throw from any arm angle is one of the strongest waves of new QB play.
The footwork is the most glaring weakness for Lock, but when he has a clean pocket to operate everything he does is beautiful to witness. When everything comes to a head he was undoubtedly one of the best quarterbacks in his class. The fact is, he’s oozing with potential and has a chip on his shoulder, and he also understands the opportunity will come to grab the baton from Flacco.
He will have a few familiar faces already on the offensive line. Center Connor McGovern was at Missouri when Lock was a young buck. Both had instant chemistry there.
Also, one of Lock’s offensive linemen at the Senior Bowl was Dalton Risner. Risner was selected right before Lock (41st overall) in the NFL Draft.
Maybe Lock can hit the ground running from day one, but make no mistake this is Flacco’s team year one.