In an interview with Ryan Edwards and Benjamin Allbright on the team's flagship radio station, KOA in Denver, Sutton said he "saw a lot of promise" from Lock down the stretch last season while watching from the sideline. He also said he has seen Lock put in the work this offseason to continue improving.

"He’s been up here pretty much every day since the season ended. I get to see him pretty much every day. I talked to the dude and his mind is on a different level when it comes to the game right now. He’s thinking about things that sports analysts would say, ‘You want to hear that from a vet at QB or a guy who has won Super Bowls.'

"You can tell that he’s understanding the game even more. I think a lot of people slept on the patience part of it. He’s so close. I firmly believe he’s needed the reps and needs the reps.