Former Mizzou QB Drew Lock is excited to show people what he can do.
NFL fans will get their first shot at seeing former Missouri quarterback Drew Lock in the NFL. But it won’t be at the top of the show.
Lock will be a backup in tonight’s Hall of Fame game. Fourth-year veteran Kevin Hogan will get the nod.
The second-round draft pick was listed as the third quarterback in the first preseason depth chart, behind Hogan and starter Joe Flacco. So it’s no surprise that Hogan will be the man under center when the first unit takes the field in Canton, Ohio.
“The juices will be flowing, people will be riled up, but let’s calm down, let’s show we can drive down the field, be crisp, be smart, no penalties before the snap,” Lock said. “Be a really clean quarterback that doesn’t force the ball downfield, that can check it down and keep moving the sticks.”
Even though he’s not the No. 2, Lock is excited about the opportunity to play.
“We finally get to play against someone else that doesn’t have a Broncos helmet on,” Lock said. “We get to go compete and get to see what the guys around you are all about. And watch them go make plays.”
Lock added he is taking the approach to being an NFL QB day by day. His confidence is still high, and he’ll be a little fired up tonight to show people what he can do.
Besides Lock, former Mizzou O-Lineman and Broncos starting center Connor McGovern will see action tonight
The game begins at 7 p.m. central time on NBC.