Broncos receiver Brandon Lloyd didn’t need a lockout to delve deeply into his interests outside of football.
“BLoyd” was already a rapper (and model) dating back to his days with San Francisco. He even had a song hit the Billboard Top 100 R&B singles, and his music featured in the background of a Spike TV show. (Hey, it’s better than Chris Johnson.)
“I’m an organic rap dude,” Lloyd said. “And my experiences are why my content is the way it is, but I just love local, independent artists, because I consider myself a struggling musician, just grinding away and trying to figure out your path.”
Lloyd has undertaken another offseason gig: He’s working in sales for Re-Steel Supply Company in Colorado. He’s on the road a lot in steel mills and technology plants. He enrolled in a course at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida to further his development.
“It has been really rewarding, because football is like fantasy land. It’s not like really working,” Lloyd said. “So, to go to steel mills in Pennsylvania and Gary, Indiana, and see that people are making containers for nuclear fuel for aircraft carriers, it puts in perspective how important I am, Brandon Lloyd the football player, in the real world.”