Elway believes Broncos' quarterback problems are resolved
With a little luck – and help from Drew Lock – Denver's quarterback woes could be over, according to Broncos general manager John Elway.
It is no secret the Broncos have struggled at the position in recent seasons, but Elway is confident that could all change in 2019.
The team entered the offseason with a lot of uncertainty under center, but Denver traded for Baltimore Ravens veteran Joe Flacco and further secured their future by selecting the former Missouri quarterback Lock with the number 42 pick in last week's draft.
"You're always trying to find an answer to the quarterback position," Elway told 9News Denver.
"You can't wait till you don't have one. We've been working on it and you're always working on it.
"We feel good about what we have in Drew and his ability over the next couple years to continue to grow and make some strides. Hopefully, he's that guy for the future."
Before taking Lock, the Broncos picked tight end Noah Fant 20th overall and guard Dalton Risner 41st overall.
"We felt it was a top-end draft. It wasn't really too deep," Elway said. "It was important for us to get an offensive lineman. That's what we had targeted in the second. And Risner was that guy. So that was just as important.
"And then we had the ammo we got from Pittsburgh on the first day at 52 to see if we could get up and see where things were falling. And with Drew falling like he did, we felt like it was opportunity because we knew how much we liked him and it was an opportunity for us to get great, great value in a quarterback. And we think in the future can be a starter from the second round."