Broncos’ QB Strategy Takes Form: Pass on Veteran Signings in Initial Free Agency Wave

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The offseason activities of the Denver Broncos are generating considerable attention, although the focus is not exactly on the aspects that fans might have been expecting or predicting.

Despite the clamor for a seasoned quarterback to lead the charge, the Broncos have opted to resist the temptation to splurge on a veteran passer.  Instead, they’re focusing on the long game, recognizing that overpaying for a seasoned quarterback doesn’t align with their current rebuilding phase.

Last season, Jarrett Stidham stepped into the spotlight for the Broncos, albeit with mixed results. His two starts yielded a respectable 1-1 record, but his performance fell short of expectations, with a below-average 31.1 QBR. 

While the temptation to pursue a former Pro Bowler like Ryan Tannehill lingers, the Broncos understand the futility of such a move when playoff contention remains out of reach. Key obstacles stand in the way of the Broncos’ immediate roster enhancement plans. 

With substantial salary-cap constraints and a dearth of draft picks, their hands are tied in terms of significant upgrades. 

Broncos’ Path to Playoff Relevance

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The offseason activities of the Denver Broncos are generating considerable attention, although the focus is not exactly on the aspects that fans might have been expecting or predicting.

ESPN‘s Jeff Legwold sheds light on the staggering $67 million in cap charges attributed to players no longer on the roster, a hefty sum compounded by the $53 million fallout from Russell Wilson’s departure.

The Broncos’ draft situation isn’t much rosier, with only two picks slated for the first three rounds. However, all hope is not lost. Armed with the 12th overall pick, the Broncos find themselves in a prime position to secure a quarterback for the future. 

Speculation abounds regarding potential picks, with analysts like ESPN’s Field Yates pegging Oregon’s Bo Nix or Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. as viable options. In Yates’ recent mock draft, he envisioned the Broncos selecting Nix, signaling a commitment to youth and the rebuilding process.

For a franchise mired in an eight-season playoff drought, change is not just desirable; it’s imperative. Only by embracing the ethos of rebuilding and investing in young talent can the Broncos hope to reverse their fortunes. 

With the right quarterback at the helm, the Broncos have the opportunity to chart a course toward a brighter future, leaving behind the shadows of past disappointment.

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