Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco wants you to know that he has zero interest mentoring Drew Lock. I’m Shocked! (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Joe Flacco wants you to know that he is a starting quarterback. Joe Flacco has no interest mentoring a young quarterback. Just a year ago, Flacco didn’t even like speaking to Lamar Jackson and was eventually run out of town. Now in Denver, Flacco is facing a similar situation with Drew Lock staring him down. You are highly mistaken if you think Flacco is going to teach Lock the tools of the trade.

“It’s kind of Rich’s job. It’s to be in that quarterback room and watch. That’s how you can develop. I got so many things to worry about,” Flacco said. “I’m trying to go out there and play good football. … I’m not worried about developing guys or any of that. That is what it is. I hope he does develop. I don’t look at that as my job. My job is to go win football games for this football team.”

This is the least surprising news of the day. I’ve tried to preach this forever. Some guys do not love being a professional athlete. It’s just the truth. Flacco clearly doesn’t love football. I’ve watched him forever. He doesn’t care if he wins or loses. He doesn’t care if he throws a touchdown or an interception. Flacco likes his money and getting a chance to have something to do on Sunday so he doesn’t have to sit at home. That’s the truth. I imagine having a conversation with Joe Flacco would be eerily similar to having one with Jay Cutler.

The crazy part about this story is I guess the Broncos are cool with all of this. Flacco is in charge with doing his thing, whatever that is. Offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello is charged with developing Drew Lock. There’s a lot of pressure on John Elway. He better have gotten this one right.