Every now and then, you find a situation where an aging NFL quarterback welcomes the role of being a mentor to his eventual successor.
For example, in 2017, Patrick Mahomes sat behind Alex Smith and learned a lot. In 2018, the Kansas City Chiefs’ young quarterback earned NFL MVP honors.
However, don’t expect that to be the case for Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco this season. Per Pro Football Talk, he doesn’t sound very interested in being former Mizzou QB Drew Lock’s mentor:
“I got so many things to worry about,” Flacco said. “I’m trying to go out there and play good football. … I’m not worried about developing guys or any of that. That is what it is. I hope he does develop. I don’t look at that as my job. My job is to go win football games for this football team.”
Lock was a second-round pick by the Broncos in the 2019 NFL Draft and is viewed as Flacco’s eventual successor.
For now, though, it doesn’t sound like the former Super Bowl champion has any plans to give up his starting job.