Broncos Get Honest About Drew Lock, Joe Flacco
The Broncos got honest about Drew Lock, Joe Flacco and their quarterback situation recently.
Denver signed Flacco to a massive deal one year ago. This coming season, he is set to carry a cap change of $23.7 million. The problem with that is the fact that the organization has seemingly moved on from him.
Lock, the team’s young stud, took over at quarterback in 2019 and led the team on a 4-1 run to close out the season. Prior to Lock being activated as the star, the team went 5-8.
The big question is now what the Broncos will opt to do with Flacco. If the organization cuts him, it can save $10 million in cap space.
At this stage, there is really no reason for the Broncos not to do that.
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Recently, new Broncos offensive coordinator and former New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur spoke glowingly about Flacco.
“I think he’s had an outstanding career,” he said.
“I thought he did a lot of good things last year. Unfortunately, he was injured and couldn’t finish the season. Like I mentioned, he’s had an outstanding career.”
Niceties aside, it is clear that Lock will be the quarterback of the future for Denver. He will undoubtedly be the starter Week 1 next year, barring some sort of catastrophic unforeseen injury.
The Broncos obviously could retain Flacco to serve as a very expensive backup to Lock, but there is really no reason for it.
It makes the most sense for all involved to move on with their lives. And that is likely what both parties will end up doing when it is all said and done.