Broncos’ Drew Lock compares Melvin Gordon/Phillip Lindsay to Michael Jordan/Scottie Pippen
The Denver Broncos were able to form quite a talented backfield tandem by pairing Phillip Lindsay with Melvin Gordon this offseason. It seems quarterback Drew Lock already has high expectations of what is to come.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding how this 1-2 punch will work out. According to Zac Stevens of DNVR Sports, Lock has already likened them to the Chicago Bulls duo of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen:
Drew Lock told Broncos that Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay is going to be a “nasty one-two punch”
“Michael needed Scottie Pippen, right?”
This is certainly a lofty comparison for Lock to make. Jordan and Pippen established themselves as one of the most formidable duos in all of sports. They did so by winning six championships for the Bulls in the 1990s. Regardless, they are indicative of the second-year quarterback’s expectations for his teammates.
Fortunately, Lock has good reason to be confident that Denver will be able to form a two-headed monster in the backfield. Lindsay is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing campaigns to begin his career. Meanwhile, Gordon has already become accustomed to putting up big numbers. Gordon accomplished this while sharing touches with running back Austin Ekeler in Los Angeles.
There will continue to be plenty of noise surrounding how the pecking order will be established once the season begins. Despite their talent, a decrease in touches may be inevitable for both players. However, it is safe to say that Lock is not going to have a problem with trying to get them involved as much as possible.