Joe Flacco may have been an NFL quarterback 10 years longer than rookie Drew Lock, but the veteran has been a member of the Denver Broncos for only a couple weeks longer than the player selected by the team in the second round of last month’s draft.
Flacco told reporters Monday that he doesn’t consider it his job to serve as a mentor for Lock. It’s not that he doesn’t want the young quarterback to succeed, Flacco said, but he just has too much on his plate to make another player’s success a priority.
"I’ve got so many things to worry about," Flacco said. "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. ...
“I hope [Lock] does develop. But I don't look at that as my job. My job is to go win football games for this football team."
"That's on Drew to soak in and learn. Joe's learning a new system himself," Fangio said. "As we move along, there will be a lot more interaction to get to know each other, but primarily it's on Drew to learn."
Flacco said Lock should look for guidance from new offensive coordinator Rich Scrangarello, who “does such a good job in those meeting rooms.”