Sources: Broncos 2nd-round QB Drew Lock signs deal, won't miss time

·Yahoo Sports Columnist

The Denver Broncos, who will be playing in the Hall of Fame game and have a rookie head coach, are one of four teams who technically open training camp on Wednesday, with all players expected to report to the team facility.

Second-round rookie quarterback Drew Lock was reportedly a no-show to start camp. But sources told Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson, along with other media outlets, that he has since signed a deal and won’t miss any time.

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Terms of the deal are not yet known for the 42nd pick in this year’s draft.

Report: Drew Lock, agent sought ‘QB premium’

Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock is currently holding out of training camp. (AP)
Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock is currently holding out of training camp. (AP)

According to 9News reporter Mike Klis and The Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala, Lock and his agent, Tom Condon, were seeking a “QB premium” to his contract.

One problem: the collective-bargaining agreement doesn’t allow for players to sign contracts that go above the prescribed maximum for their draft slot. Via, that amount for Lock is $7.01 million over four years.

But they can negotiate the guaranteed money.

Players can sign a waiver for rookie minicamps to protect themselves in case of injury, but they can’t do that for training camp.

Lock needs camp snaps

As a second-round pick, the Broncos would prefer Lock to be the top backup to Joe Flacco once the regular season starts and to get a lot of snaps in preseason games.

With a deal in place, he’ll be able to fill that role.

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