John Elway likens Drew Lock draft pick to 'Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers-type situation'
Drew Lock had to wait until Day 2 of the NFL Draft to hear his name called.
The former Mizzou star QB was projected as high as a top 10 pick, but he ultimately fell to the second round to the Broncos with the No. 42 overall pick. John Elway thinks he has his QB of the future in Lock.
The Broncos acquired former Ravens QB Joe Flacco this off-season, and Lock will have to sit behind and learn from Flacco. Lock doesn’t have any problem with that though.
“Joe is a great quarterback,” Lock said, per DenverBroncos.com. “Obviously, he’s won a lot of football games and a Super Bowl. I couldn’t be more excited to be able to go in there and learn from a guy like that. Just to get under him and see what he’s all about. Learn from a — I’ll say it again — learn from a Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be able to go in there and do that [and] just be the best teammate I can be right off the bat.”
Elway isn’t looking for Lock to beat out Flacco immediately, and he likens the position to one of the more publicized QB-in-waiting situations in recent history.
“We look at it as a Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers-type situation (in Green Bay),” Elway said, per DenverPost.com. “Drew will have time to sit and watch Joe and take his time and learn and continue to get better. We feel we’re in a good situation.”
Rodgers sat behind Favre for the first three years before becoming the full-time starter.