Contract staredown could become stalemate between the Denver Broncos and second-round quarterback Drew Lock.
The Missouri product reportedly insisted through his agent on being paid a “quarterback premium” and getting a higher-value contract than left guard Dalton Risner, who was the 41st pick by Denver, one slot ahead of Lock.
According to 9News.com’s Mike Klis, negotiations stalled and a holdout from one or both second-rounders could be in the offing.
Risner has not signed as his agent resists having a player on the same roster, taken one spot later in the draft, take home more money or a greater guarantees.
Both are due to report Wednesday with the first on-field workout scheduled for Thursday.
The NFL slotting system dictates the outlay of money for all players in any slot in the draft. Based on that system, Risner would get a four-year contract worth $7.1 million, including a signing bonus of $3.214 million.
Lock would get a four-year deal worth $7 million and a $3.119 million bonus.
—Field Level Media