QB Drew Lock has Begun Organizing Throwing Sessions in Colorado With his Receivers per Report

Chad Jensen

For the better part of the last two months, Denver Broncos' second-year quarterback Drew Lock has been sequestered at his parents' house outside of Kansas City, Missouri. Like all Americans, Lock had to roll with the punches of being quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic that shut down an entire country. 

Biding his time until he deemed it "socially responsible", Lock finally returned to the Mile High City within the last week or so in order to be within close enough proximity with his teammates that he could begin working out alongside them. 

As an organization, the Broncos are beginning the process of opening up their UC Health Training Center facilities with an eye toward protecting against the virulence of the virus. GM John Elway, along with other front-office executives and various team employees, are expected to return as soon as May 25 to team facilities. 

The players and coaches, however, won't be allowed to return until the NFL gives the green light to all 32 clubs. While the state of Colorado under Governor Jared Polis has rubberstamped the Broncos' ability to return to football activities at Dove Valley, not all states have done the same, including some states where NFL teams are headquartered. Until all NFL teams have the okay to return, no NFL teams will be allowed to bring coaches and players back to maintain "competitive balance". 

So what's a guy like Lock to do? He's already missed out on his offseason plans to organize throwing sessions with his receivers, as well as the physical football component of Phase 1 of the Broncos' Offseason Training Program. 

The answer is, Lock has begun throwing with his receivers away from the team practice facilities. According to The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala, and other reports, Lock has gotten that particular ball rolling. 

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While we don't yet know exactly which receivers Lock has been able to connect with for throwing sessions, it's a positive step in the right direction. Hopefully, some of those receivers will have included rookies like first-rounder Jerry Jeudy and second-rounder KJ Hamler — both of whom figure to be significant contributors in the Broncos' 2020 offense under new coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Throw in Pro Bowler Courtland Sutton and 2019 first-round tight end Noah Fant, and the hope is that Lock will soon have the band fully back together. One would think, with how much Coach Shurmur likes throwing to running backs out of the backfield, that collection of 'receivers' also will include at some point Phillip Lindsay and Melvin Gordon. 

With the threat of the coronavirus beginning to dissipate, Lock is applying what advice he gleaned from Peyton Manning on how to maximize the offseason with an eye toward starting off the 2020 season on the right foot. Lock has been unable to apply these lessons because of mandated quarantine protocols across the country so here's to hoping he and his teammates are able to make up for lost time. 

As it stands, the Broncos have held to their plan to open training camp on July 28 or 29. Barring any setback in the country's ability to heal from this health and economic catastrophe, the NFL season is expected to go on in some form this fall. Lock and company had better do what they can to be ready to compete in that eventuality.  

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Comments (5)
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Luke  Patterson
Luke Patterson

Talk about some exciting news heading into the holiday weekend! This should excite the heck out of Broncos Country! I imagine that these throwing sessions are similar to the ones that some guy that wore #18 used to do at Duke. Lock proved last year that he utilizes time to improve mentally, physically, and professionally in various aspects of his game. Be on the look for a Drew Lock sighting at a field near you...

Rideordiedbfan
Rideordiedbfan

Get those reps in boyz!! Go Broncos!!

Brew77
Brew77

File this under I knew it! I said in another post earlier this week that Lock and his receivers would be getting together soon and here we go. In this world we live in now this is about the best news Broncos fans can here next we need a hard training camp start date!

BroncoKC
BroncoKC

Look I am a life long Broncos fan born and raised in Kansas City Missouri therefore I have been fortunate enough To be able to watch all of drew lock's games at Missouri and this does not surprise me one bit this kid has all the drive-in the world and he is a winner and a leader naturally. And all of my fellow Bronco fans that have their doubts I get it because you have not really seen him play but mark my words you are going to fall in love with this kid and he is going to be an absolute rock star for years to come in Broncos country.

BeGoodBroncos
BeGoodBroncos

Does anyone know if Jeudy and Hamler have moved to Denver yet ?


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