Drew Lock was underwhelming at this yr’s Corridor of Fame sport however is prepared for his subsequent alternative.
The rookie Broncos quarterback accomplished 7 of 11 cross makes an attempt for 34 yards in Denver’s 14-10 victory over the Falcons and was unable to contribute to a rating.
Denver traded as much as choose Lock within the second spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft. He views his Thursday displaying as one thing he can use to develop.
“I’ll rate it as a learning game,” Lock mentioned after the win, (by way of DenverBroncos.com). “There’s positively issues I’ll study there, however I’m excited that I’m sitting right here and that was the primary time ever stepping out on the sector.
“It was the Hall of Fame Game. It wasn’t the Super Bowl, it wasn’t the playoffs – so there’s a lot of things for me to learn, a lot of things for me to look forward to, to progress a little bit.”
Lock aired a number of deeper throws simply outdoors the attain of his wideouts however was additionally in a position to showcase a few of his mobility, scrambling for six yards and a primary down on one carry.
Broncos coach Vic Fangio wasn’t shocked by the younger sign caller’s outing.
“I was hoping for more, but (I’m) not surprised,” Fangio mentioned. “He’s still got a lot of work to do. I thought his accuracy wasn’t clean all the time along with his reads, but that’s to be expected. We’ve got four more games and we’ve got to get him ready – more ready than he is right now.”
Lock will doubtless be competing to again up Joe Flacco, who was acquired from the Ravens in a February commerce. Denver ranked 19th in whole passing yards (3,695) and hopes to enhance upon that mark with the Flacco, the MVP of Tremendous Bowl 47.
He misplaced his beginning job in Baltimore to second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson final season and is on the lookout for a contemporary begin.
The Broncos had been 6-10 in 2018, lacking the playoffs, and can hope Lock is extra up to the mark of their second preseason sport in opposition to the Seahawks on Aug. 8. They could want him to be serviceable this yr.
“You get your first taste of it, and you just keep wanting more and you want more, and that’s how I am right now,” Lock mentioned. “The days are going to go by slow until our next game.”