Fangio: Drew Lock not an ‘NFL-ready’ quarterback yet
When Drew Lock fell out of the first round and into the Denver Broncos’ lap at No. 42 in the 2019 NFL Draft, the quarterback was once deemed a pick. A first-round arm capacity and skill starter on a second-round rookie contract? Signal us up, the Broncos seemingly screamed in their draft room.
Nonetheless superb two days into practising camp note, Broncos coach Vic Fangio threw cool water on the idea that Lock was once ready to play in a talented football game, noteworthy much less bewitch Joe Flacco’s starting up job in Denver.
Lock’s stuffed with life nevertheless wild arm, Fangio urged journalists Friday, desires to be tempered.
“I judge a quarterback that can alternate his arm angles is a space when it be wished. You create no longer desire to create it when you create no longer hold to create it. Clearly if anyone’s in my face and I if reality be told hold to create it, that is appropriate to hold that capacity,” Fangio defined. “Nonetheless if I’m solid in the pocket and there is nothing, I desire to throw over the tip, good and solid. I create no longer desire to depend upon facet-fingers. It be appropriate that he can create that, nevertheless he desires to mumble that after he desires to and no longer when he doesn’t need to. His college offense if reality be told had no carryover to pro offenses. He was once beneath duress loads in college, so pretty about a his plays he was once running round.
“I create no longer judge he is a lot along as a ways as being as NFL-ready a quarterback as he might per chance’ve been. That is what I mean once I order he is obtained to prepare. He’s no longer a quarterback yet — he is a tough-throwing pitcher that doesn’t know how to pitch yet. The faster he gets that, the simpler off he’ll be and we will be.”
Delight in a Twenty first-century gridiron model of Ricky Vaughn, Lock has arm velocity and energy, nevertheless doesn’t yet boast the touch and accuracy of a talented gunslinger. This was once the rub on Lock coming out of Missouri, though that did no longer take the Broncos reportedly pondering Lock the tip quarterback on their board.
Maybe Denver felt confident taking an opportunity on the pronounce-or-bust Lock on legend of it had traded for the aged Flacco, a receive and real Enormous Bowl-winning signal-caller who can mentor (or no longer mentor) Lock by his rookie season.
If Fangio’s loyal commentary on Friday formula the leisure, though, the Broncos are no longer going to be as gung-ho about pushing Lock correct into a starting up space.