Drew Lock ‘the right guy’ to lead Broncos, claims Dalton Risner
Denver Broncos starting offensive guard Dalton Risner believes the team has found their quarterback of the future. Last week, the All-Rookie guard talked about his confidence in quarterback Drew Lock.
“Drew is a young guy who gets a chance to play in the NFL for five games, wins four of the five. He does it in fashion, he does it with swagger, and he gets a team behind him, and I think that’s so huge. I think he has taken his offseason seriously,” Risner told Denver7. “I know that Drew works hard, and I know he is passionate about his craft.”
Lock, a 2019 second-round pick out of Missouri, began the season as the backup to incumbent starter Joe Flacco. However, Flacco suffered an injury in Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts that eventually ended his season. After a few weeks with Brandon Allen at the helm, Lock finally got his chance to shine with the Broncios.
Lock made his first start for Denver in Week 13, during which he led the Broncos to a 23-20 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. The following week, the young rookie would throw 309 yards and three touchdowns on his way to helping the team upset the Houston Texans.
Overall, Drew Lock would go 4-1 as a starter to end the 2019 season while completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,020 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. It’s that production and ability to win games that has Dalton Risner ready to name his teammate as the future of the Broncos going forward.
“I think he’s the right guy to lead this organization and I am willing to stand by that whether I am right or wrong,” Risner said of his teammate. “I am sold that I am going to be right by that.”