The Denver Broncos spent a second-round pick on former Mizzou QB Drew Lock, and he seems to be the favorite to be the team’s quarterback of the future.
However, in the present, he must not feel very welcome, what with the way GM John Elway and QB Joe Flacco have been speaking about him.
On Wednesday, Elway said he likes that Flacco doesn’t want to be a mentor to the rookie, per a tweet from Broncos reporter Mike Klis:
One more nugget from talk with Elway: He liked Flacco’s comments on being focused on winning not mentoring. More important for backup to learn from starter than starter to teach backup. Elway may know a thing or two about playing NFL QB. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) May 16, 2019
The thing no one seems to acknowledge here is that winning and mentoring are not mutually exclusive things. Flacco and Elway should be able to say that the veteran quarterback can manage both winning and mentoring in an ideal world.
Whatever the case, it sounds like Lock will be on his own this fall, and that seems like a bad thing for the Broncos’ future.