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Dalton Risner Reveals Exciting New Mentor for Drew Lock This Offseason

Larry Rupp
Dalton Risner reveals that Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock has an exciting new mentor in Peyton Manning.
Dalton Risner reveals that Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock has an exciting new mentor in Peyton Manning. / Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos have failed to find a viable starting quarterback over the last few seasons to run their offense. Starter Drew Lock struggled in 2020, but offensive guard Dalton Risner did reveal that the young signal caller has an exciting new mentor this offseason.

Lock has been working with former Broncos quarterback and future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning. Of course, Manning spent the last four seasons of his career in Denver, posting a 45-12 record with the team and leading them to a Super Bowl title during the 2015 season.

Peyton Manning Mentoring Drew Lock

If Lock wants to be the franchise QB for this team, he definitely needs to improve upon his past performances. Lock threw for 2,933 yards last season, but completed just 57.3% of his passes. Plus, he racked up only 16 passing touchdowns and tied for the league lead with 15 interceptions.

At only 24 years old, Lock still has time to develop into the player he wants to be, especially if he is able to learn from one of the best like Manning. It's possible he can help Lock fully unleash the upside he has shown flashes of so far in his young career.

If Manning is a big fan of Lock, it may not be time to give up on him quite yet. For now, it is simply a waiting game to see if Lock will still be No. 1 on the depth chart in 2021. With the No. 9 overall pick, a quarterback selection by the Broncos in the first round is always a possibility.

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