Broncos camp: 3 things to be excited about, 3 things to be worried about
2. Drew Lock’s ‘command’ of the offense
Changing offensive coordinators in 2020 with a second-year quarterback didn’t seem ideal back in January when the Broncos made that call, but it seemed like an even bigger risk as NFL teams were not permitted their typical offseason work.
With that said, it’s been a tremendous encouragement to consistently hear teammates and coaches praise Drew Lock’s ‘command’ of the offense.
After 10 days of practice, head coach Vic Fangio was asked about the areas where Lock has done well, and after noting his ability to throw the ball to every level of the field and make plays with his legs, he noted Lock’s ‘command’ of the offense.
Other teammates have talked about the way Lock has been running the offense, the way he’s coaching up other players in certain aspects of the offense, and the fact that — in general — 10 days into practices that no one has been talking about Lock as if he looks lost out there running Shurmur’s offense, or even uncomfortable.
There is a learning curve to everything and Lock has not been perfect in practices, but progress is being made, and if it has Fangio’s stamp of approval, that in itself is extremely notable.