If the Denver Broncos thought bringing veteran quarterback Joe Flacco aboard would get him to mentor whatever other QB they had on the roster, they were sadly mistaken.
Flacco met with the media on the first day of organized team activities in Denver on Monday and was asked about providing mentoring services to newly drafted QB Drew Lock. The Super Bowl MVP made it known he hopes Lock can learn by watching him, because he came to Denver to win, not help another QB develop.
“It’s kind of Rich’s job. It’s to be in that quarterback room and watch. That’s how you can develop. I got so many things to worry about,” Flacco said. “I’m trying to go out there and play good football. … I’m not worried about developing guys or any of that. That is what it is. I hope he does develop. I don’t look at that as my job. My job is to go win football games for this football team.”
Flacco didn’t really waver from a previous statement he made before the Draft when he stated he didn’t care whether the franchise took a QB in the draft or not, because his goal was for the “team to be as good as they can with me at quarterback.”
That similar situation presented itself last year when the Ravens selected Lamar Jackson and he ended up taking his job following a hip injury to Flacco.
So far, Flacco is the only quarterback taking first-team reps in Denver.