Broncos’ Drew Lock still hasn’t secured backup QB job over Kevin Hogan
The Denver Broncos put an emphasis on switching things up under center this offseason. While quarterback Joe Flacco is slated to be the starter in the 2019 NFL season, it appears the backup spot is still up for grabs between Drew Lock and Kevin Hogan.
Both players have been competing for the No. 2 spot throughout training camp and the preseason. According to Ryan O’Halloran of The Denver Post, offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello insists that it is still open:
Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock has taken the bulk of second-team snaps this week, but offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello said Thursday that the No. 2 spot is “absolutely” still a competition.
The Broncos are confident in Flacco’s ability to help this team compete right away. Regardless, Denver still made sure to secure a potential long-term answer under center by taking Lock in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. This is quite the investment from the front office and likely an indicator that they hope to groom him into their franchise quarterback.
Unfortunately, it appears to have taken Lock a bit longer to secure the backup job than some initially presumed. Hogan is on his fourth team since being taken in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. It is safe to say that he is giving the rookie a run for his money this offseason.
If everything goes according to plan, Flacco will be the starter for the entire 2019 campaign. Regardless, Lock’s inability to secure the backup job thus far is indicative of where he is in his development as an NFL quarterback.