The Denver Broncos dodged a potentially major catastrophe this week when two of the team’s top draft picks were involved in a crash at LAX. Quarterback Drew Lock and tight end Noah Fant are both fine following the incident.
According to TMZ Sports, the two were on an airport shuttle that crashed on Wednesday. Lock stated afterwards that he doesn’t believe anyone was injured in the crash.
Per the report, Lock and Fant had boarded a shuttle to take them from their plane to the airport terminal when it crashed. Neither of them plan on filing any insurance claims.
“The shuttle hit something,” Lock said. “It was wild.”
Broncos Top Rookies Drew Lock, Noah Fant Okay After Airport Shuttle Crashhttps://t.co/K6blCq7fwU
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) May 16, 2019
Lock and Fant are expected to be centerpieces of the Broncos offense for years to come.
The Broncos drafted Fant No. 20 overall out of Iowa in this year’s draft. He was a top-two prospect at the tight end position behind Iowa teammate T.J. Hockenson, who went eighth overall to Detroit.
Lock joined the Broncos with the 42nd overall pick in the second round, following a storied career at Missouri. He is widely considered the heir-apparent to presumptive starter Joe Flacco.
The two Broncos rookies joked about the incident afterwards and seemed to take it in stride.