Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock has a rare galvanizing trait
Drew Lock brings a rare galvanizing trait to the Denver Broncos.
There seems to be a trend in Denver that the other players believe Drew Lock is the guy they want under center when they take the field on Sunday. They want to win, they believe they can win, and they think Lock is the leader to help them win.
In Broncos Country and across the NFL, the Denver Broncos will be measured on the development of Drew Lock. Many national pundits have given mixed reviews and uncertainty about how much we can distinguish from Lock’s five-game rookie debut.
Some say he’s the savior of the franchise, some say it’s too early to tell, and others point out statistical flaws to dial down the hype about his 4-1 record as a starter. I fall somewhere between the first and second category, flush with hope for the future and giddy about the potential we saw last year.
While we are forced to temper expectations due to the nay-sayers and small sample size I have gathered one thing for certain: Drew Lock is a galvanizing force that teammates rally behind.
Each promising young quarterback has quite commonly been showered in PC quotes from veteran teammates vowing their support as they mature and some seem heartfelt while others seem to be “what you’re supposed to say”.
With Lock and his teammates, it seems different. Since the face of the franchise Von Miller declared him a “F***ing Rockstar”, Lock has received nothing but positive reviews from teammates.
From fellow second-rounder Dalton Risner’s rave reviews, to top receiver Courtland Sutton’s endorsement, and the recent statement from Justin Simmons that he didn’t believe Lock got enough hype.
Most recently first-round pick Jerry Jeudy referenced Drew being a great guy and chemistry building in the offseason. No amount of support single-handedly wins football games, but without a doubt, it inspires hope that Denver has found their guy and will soon be back in the championship conversation.