Joe Flacco only has one goal for the upcoming season, and it doesn’t involve his backup quarterback.
“I’ve got so many things to worry about – I’m going out there and try to play the best football of my life,” Flacco told reporters Monday, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post. “I’m not worried about developing guys or any of that – I hope he does develop, but I don’t look at it as my job. My job is to win football games.”
Flacco added the best person to help Lock develop is new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, who spent the past two seasons as the San Francisco 49ers’ quarterbacks coach.
“Rich does such a good job in the meeting room, Drew is going to learn by listening to him talk and us getting reps on the field and seeing how we do it as a collective group of quarterbacks,” Flacco said.
“I hope he does learn from me because that means we’re slinging it around out there and we’re having a lot of fun because he’ll learn by watching us do it and watching us do it well,” the signal-caller continued. “That’s how he’s going to learn the timing and all those things – see it on film, hear Rich talk about it with me and digest as much of that as possible.”
After selecting Lock with the No. 42 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Broncos general manager John Elway reiterated Flacco’s hold on the team’s starting role was safe, adding Lock “has a lot left to work on.”
The Baltimore Ravens benched Flacco in favor of rookie first-rounder Lamar Jackson last season after the club went 4-5 through its first nine games.
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