Drew Lock has been doing a lot of work with Peyton Manning this offseason

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The Broncos have Drew Lock on the roster for the 2021 season, but they’ve been linked to pursuits of other quarterbacks via free agency, trades, and the draft this offseason.

If they do wind up sticking with Lock as their starter, a former member of the organization will have a hand in getting him ready for his third NFL season. Left guard Dalton Risner said on a podcast with Matt Lombardo of Fansided.com that Peyton Manning has been serving as a tutor to Lock this offseason.

“Him and Drew have been doing a lot of work this offseason and watching film, so if he’s on board with Drew, I’ve been on board with Drew, too. It’s been fun,” Risner said.

Risner said he spoke to Manning about Manning’s struggles in his first couple of years with the Colts, which showed him that one doesn’t “become a great quarterback overnight.” Lock’s not likely to turn into Manning, but clear signs of progress are going to be necessary to keep the Broncos from doing more than dipping their toes in the quarterback market.

10 responses to “Drew Lock has been doing a lot of work with Peyton Manning this offseason

  1. Lock is a bust. I don’t care if he is working with Joe Montana or the Ghost of Johnny Unitas I don’t see Lock ever becoming more than an average to sub par starting QB in the NFL. If the Broncos are smart they will find a way to take a QB this year as next years QB class is extremely weak.

  2. Lock doesn’t have the football IQ of Manning. Not sure that is something you can learn.

  3. If Peyton Manning was struggling in his second season with a 13-3 record, 62% completion, 4,100+ yards , 26 TDs to 15 INT then Drew Lock probably wishes he was struggling like that.

  4. Teams are spoiled. Lock might not be Aaron Rodgers, but he’s above-average talent and is young and learning.

    If he was in Washington, where we’ve been in QB hell, we’d be throwing him a parade!

  5. There are some things that can’t be taught, but you can learn a lot from Peyton, if you’re willing to work hard. Real hard.

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