Denver's Vic Fangio clarifies his candid assessment of Drew Lock's NFL debut
Drew Lock got off to a sluggish start in the NFL, but the head coach of the Denver Broncos had a straight forward reaction to the second-round draft pick’s first preseason outing
The former Missouri quarterback completed 7-of-11 passes for 34 yards. Lock missed on a couple of longer throws by just a touch, and he was sacked twice. Coach Vic Fangio said he was hoping for more out of Lock, but not surprised because the rookie has more work to do. Fangio added that they have four more games to get him more ready than he was in the Hall of Fame game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Since those initial comments, Fangio clarified that Lock is not yet ready to play in a pro system because he didn’t play in one in college.
“But that doesn’t mean he won’t be ready two weeks from now, three weeks from now or four weeks from now,” Fangio said, according to Nicki Jhabvala. “All these quarterbacks are different about how they adapt and become an NFL quarterback. He’s not there yet, but that’s to be expected.”
Lock and the Broncos return to action against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday. Lock is listed as third-string on the depth chart that includes Joe Flacco and Kevin Hogan. Brett Rypien is also on the roster at QB.
Vic Fangio expounds on his assessment of Drew Lock in the Hall of Fame Game and why he wasn't surprised by it: pic.twitter.com/92oEZmz3UB
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 4, 2019