Drew Lock argues that Broncos players protesting is about actions over words
A few members of the Denver Broncos were present at a protest in Colorado on Saturday, but this is just the beginning of their call to action. Drew Lock, who was among the players at the protest on Saturday, exclaimed that having players present at the protests is about actions over words.
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) June 6, 2020
On Friday, it was revealed that the Broncos held a team meeting to conduct a plan of action. While the team bounced around ideas, veteran Kareem Jackson shared that the team should attend a protest on Saturday.
Besides Jackson, there were a handful of players and coaches to let their faces be seen at the protest. Von Miller, Todd Davis, Lock, and even head coach Vic Fangio contributed to the cause.
For Lock, he is entering his second season with the Broncos after a shortened rookie season. Despite missing the first 11 games of the season, Lock would start in Denver’s final five games of the season.
Throughout those five games, the No. 42 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft would proceed to throw for 1,020 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions. Seeing that the team added rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler to an offense that already featured Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant, there is a ton of hype surrounding Lock.
Nevertheless, Lock is doing and saying the right things off of the field. The young signal-caller understands that he, along with his teammates, can use their platform to combat racial injustices in America.
As Lock stated, making an appearance at the protests is just the first act for the Broncos in enacting change. While it is uncertain what Denver plans on doing next, Lock and company are on the right track.