Broncos QB Joe Flacco Says It’s Not His Job to Mentor Rookie Drew Lock

Joe Flacco with the Broncos. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Joe Flacco probably thought he will be orchestrating Baltimore Ravens’ offense for years to come. Instead, rookie Lamar Jackson relegated him to a backup and eventually got him traded to Denver Broncos. This is why it isn’t surprising that Flacco isn’t exactly too keen on mentoring another rookie QB in Drew Lock.

While Broncos brought in Flacco as their starter for 2019, they also decided to take Missouri’s QB Drew Lock in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Denver’s idea is to sit Lock for a few years behind Flacco and have him learn from the veteran. It seems, however, that the 22-year-old rookie will have to make a significant effort to get himself into that position.

“Listen, I have so many things to worry about. I’m trying to go out there and play good football. I’m trying to go out there and play the best football of my life,” – Flacco told reporters on Monday, after the Broncos’ first day of organized team activities. “As far as a time constraint and all of that stuff, I’m not worried about developing guys or any of that. That is what it is. I hope he does it well. I don’t look at that as my job. My job is to go win football games for this football team.”

Flacco later continued in a less harsh tone.

“Listen, I hope he does learn from me because that means we’re out there and we’re slinging it around and having a lot of fun.” – he added.

Lock, on the other hand, said that he is looking forward to working with Joe Flacco and learn from a Super Bowl winner like him.

“It will definitely be a different transition,” – said Lock. “… If I’m going through this transition I’m glad to be behind Joe and hear what he has to say, learn from him. I’m excited to meet him, excited to get in the room with him and learn from a guy who’s won a Super Bowl.”