Seattle Seahawks trade haul: QB Drew Lock
Drew Lock was a second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Missouri.
During his rookie training camp, former Broncos head coach Vic Fangio compared Lock to a flame-throwing pitcher that didn’t know how to pitch yet.
Fangio tried to ride Joe Flacco for the 2019 season and a thumb injury suffered by Lock allowed him to do that, but when Flacco suffered an injury and Brandon Allen played below replacement level in his stead, Fangio finally caved and played Lock for the final five games of his rookie season.
And he looked good.
He looked good enough that the Broncos gave him the keys to the car for the entire 2020 season, but they fired offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello in favor of veteran coordinator Pat Shurmur.
For all of Drew Lock’s faults — primarily consistency with his accuracy and ball security — I maintain he had a horrible situation in Denver coaching-wise and that’s a hill I’m willing to die on.
The coaching staff in Denver did Lock no favors, and if the Seattle Seahawks keep their weapons — DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, 2021 second-round pick D’Wayne Eskridge, and new TE Noah Fant — I think there’s reason to believe Lock can succeed.
A change of scenery could be great for Lock, and given the fact that Seahawks OC Shane Waldron comes from the Sean McVay coaching tree, I think the right system will be in place for Drew to do what he does best, which is work off of play-action.