Broncos coach has harsh assessment of Drew Lock’s preseason debut
Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio did not hold back regarding his assessment of rookie quarterback Drew Lock on Thursday night.
Lock, whom the team made the No. 42 overall pick in the draft, went 7/11 for 34 yards and struggled to move the ball in the team’s Hall of Fame preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons.
After the game, Fangio said he was “hoping for more” from Lock but not surprised he didn’t get that.
Fangio on Lock: “I was hoping for more but not surprised.”
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“He’s still got a lot of work to do. 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. We’ve got to get him more ready than he is right now,” Fangio said.
This continues a theme of harsh assessments Fangio has been providing about Lock. Earlier in training camp, Fangio described how far away the rookie is.
These comments have not been ringing endorsements for John Elway’s latest quarterback project.
The Broncos are expected to enter the season with Joe Flacco as their starting quarterback. Kevin Hogan and Brett Rypien are the other quarterbacks competing for jobs.