Don’t expect to see Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco helping to develop rookie Drew Lock anytime soon.
Lock was selected in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft by the Broncos, and many see him as the quarterback of the future. That might be the case, but the Super Bowl-winning passer has no plans in helping to aid his development.
Flacco said the following about his non-existent role in Lock’s development, according to NFL.com Monday:
I got so many things to worry about. I’m trying to go out there and play good football. I’m trying to go out there and play the best football of my life. As far as a time constraint and all stuff, I’m not worried about developing guys or any of that. That is what it is, and like I said, I hope he does develop. But I don’t look at that as my job. My job is to go win football games for this football team.
There are so many players who pay lip service to helping develop their younger teammates, but there are plenty who don’t actually mean it. (RELATED: John Elway Says Joe Flacco Is ‘Coming Into His Prime’)
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Flacco just cut straight to the point. Why would you help a guy take your job? Flacco is in Denver after being traded from the Ravens after already losing his job once to a young quarterback.
Does anybody think he wants to repeat that process to another young player? This is the NFL. It’s a job and there’s a ton of money on the line.
Helping a guy get better so he can take your job isn’t exactly great for business.
You might not like Flacco’s position, but I don’t blame him one bit. Competition might breed excellence, but helping a guy gunning for your position isn’t always the smartest thing to do.