Broncos GM John Elway Hopes QB Drew Lock is the “Guy for the Future”

Drew Locks with Missouri. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Since Peyton Manning retirement in 2016, Denver Broncos have been struggling to find their next star quarterback. Broncos had numerous misses with QBs both in the draft and free agency, but that didn’t stop their general manager John Elway from trying. In the second round of 2019 NFL Draft, Elway decided to take Missouri’s Drew Lock and now hopes the search is finally over.

Speaking with Mike Klis of 9News Denver, Elway said that the organization feel’s good about Lock and hopes that he will be the “guy for the future.”

“You’re always trying to find an answer to the quarterback position,” – said Elway. “You can’t wait till you don’t have one. We’ve been working on it and you’re always working on it. We feel good about what we have in Drew and his ability over the next couple years to continue to grow and make some strides. Hopefully, he’s that guy for the future.”

However, Drew Lock will likely have to wait a year or two before being able to show whether he is the Broncos future. Before drafting Lock, Denver traded for Baltimore Ravens’ signal-caller Joe Flacco, who is expected to be Week 1 starting QB when the 2019 NFL season kicks off. Broncos prefer to sit Lock and have him learn the trades of the professional football before throwing him into the fire, but if Flacco ends up struggling, it wouldn’t be strange for the team to change their decision.

During his four years at Missouri, Lock played 50 games (46 as a starter), and completed 56.percent of his passes for 12,193 yards and 99 touchdowns.