After a two-game winning streak, the Denver Broncos are on the right track to potentially find their quarterback to lead the football team.
Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization. For Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, he has shown swagger, confidence and attitude that is infectious making everyone around him better. Lock’s first few games in the regular season have gone better than anyone anticipated. However, to his teammates, they knew there was some swagger to Lock’s game and that he has the makings of becoming a superstar.
Back in 2015, the Denver Broncos (mainly Chris Harris Jr.) created the “No Fly Zone.” It was a defense that consisted of Aqib Talib, Harris Jr., TJ Ward, Darian Stewart and Bradley Roby. In 2016, new players like Justin Simmons and Will Parks with Roby they labeled themselves as “Baby No Fly Zone.” This is a mentality that breeds confidence and a brotherhood.
With Lock playing the most important position on the football field and voice in the huddle, he can exude a great deal of confidence into his teammates by how he carries himself.
Drew Lock addressed his confidence after the game Sunday stating it is not arrogance.
There is a fine line certainly of coming across as arrogant and humble, but there is nothing wrong with doing it in a way that is injecting a love of the game into his teammates and himself. It is something players will gravitate to. This might be a reason Courtland Sutton has bonded so quickly with their new quarterback. Sutton spoke to the media before Lock’s first start saying how confident Lock is.
From those comments to Sutton’s “This is the man,” “Drewski,” to Phillip Lindsay’s comments and now Jeff Heuerman’s, the team is absorbing the confidence sooner than we thought. Maybe more than that, Lock and the offensive line are gelling. They came together to determine the Buzz Lightyear celebration becoming a media frenzy during and after the game.
However, this should not come as a surprise either. During Lock’s time at Missouri, he carried himself with the same charisma and passion for the game that it is evident when it is on the field.
The cherry on top with Lock’s swagger is his play during those two games. Being a conservative gunslinger seems confusing. Yet, it means taking the necessary chances when he needs to and not put his team in a position that could cost them the game. This is an impressive accomplishment early in the quarterback’s development. With Lock’s play and of course his swagger, it is now easy to see why players gravitate to him.
Lock truly is the man.