John Elway explains why Drew Lock is unlikely to play any time soon
The Joe Flacco experiment in Denver is off to a bad start as the Broncos are 2-5 and the quarterback has thrown just six touchdowns to five interceptions in seven games.
Many would think that a change under center would be coming soon, especially with the Broncos drafting Missouri quarterback Drew Lock in the second round (42nd overall pick) in this year’s draft. However, John Elway, the General Manager of the team, doesn’t see Lock as a viable option right now.
“I will say this: The most important thing for a young quarterback is not to put him out there before he’s ready,” Elway said. “So that is the most important thing and if he’s not ready, we’re not going to put him out there. That is the key thing. And as you know dealing with quarterbacks, it’s a very tough thing because if you don’t put him in a situation where he has a chance to be successful and he’s not successful, the whole roof will cave in. So we have to make sure that Drew is ready when he does get in there, if he does get in there.
“We’re still in the process of evaluating that. He is not ready to go right now, I will tell you that.”
Lock has been on the injured reserve list since injuring his thumb but is expected to start practicing soon. During his four years at Missouri, Lock threw for 12,193 yards and 99 touchdowns.