Mother of NFL quarterback Drew Lock took to Twitter to set the record straight about the situation that left the Broncos scrambling to find a quarterback.
Laura Lock was furious at NFL fans for their treatment of her son, Drew Lock, after he and three other quarterbacks were placed on the COVID-19 restricted list.
Numerous NFL Quarterbacks Out For Game
Drew Lock, backup quarterback Brett Rypien, and practice-squad veteran Blake Bortles were all ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Saints after coming in close contact with Jeff Driskel in a meeting while not wearing masks. Driskel is one of the Broncos’ backup quarterbacks who tested positive for COVID-19. All the others tested negative but were still required to quarantine.
Coach Vic Fangio voiced his disappointment with the men and their careless behavior.
“I was disappointed on several levels, that our QBs put us in that position, that our QBs put the league in that position. We count on them to be the leaders of our team, the leaders of our offense, and those guys made a mistake.”
Drew Lock owned up to the slip up in a tweet he posted on Sunday.
“In a controlled and socially distanced area, we let our masking slip for a limited amount of time. An honest mistake, but one I will own. I sincerely apologize, and I fully understand why these safety precautions are so important. Doing the right thing for a majority of the time is not good enough.”
Andrew Lock’s Mother Comes to His Defense
While many applauded his ability to take responsibility for his actions, others slammed him for not following NFL protocol. Lock’s mother quickly came to her son’s defense on Monday in a lengthy tweet.
“Shame- Shame on the many for thinking that they can speak of others in damning ways,” Laura starts. “They let their guard down, they did not wear their masks the entire time they were in their socially distanced environment….. It’s unfortunate- not damning.”
She continues, saying, “Oh, and by the way, he does not have Covid — He wasn’t the one with covid, and as I pray nightly, I hope he doesn’t, nor anyone else get Covid. Let’s interrogate those in the NFL that do have Covid — how safe were they being? Who was in their ‘ecosystem’ that shouldn’t have been, or were they just not wearing their masks all the time?”
The Broncos requested the game to be postponed, but the NFL denied the plea. Denver had no other option but to play a wide receiver from the practice squad, Kendall Hinton. Hinton was a quarterback in college at Wake Forest. He had 13 passing yards for the game, completed one of nine pass attempts, and threw two interceptions.