The Broncos took to a wet practice field today to get back to action after their bye week. Compared to week one, the practice field looked very different today, offensively.
Tim Tebow was taking reps as the Broncos starting quarterback, Brandon Lloyd doesn’t even own a Broncos uniform anymore, and Demaryius Thomas was back after recovering from a broken index finger.
In week two, it was Tebow lining up out wide because the Broncos were so bare at receiver that the backup QB had to step in. My how things change. Now Tim Tebow is starting under center and Brandon Lloyd is a Ram because the Broncos overloaded at receiver after week two.
“We think it’s a position of strength,” John Fox said about his wide receivers. “We’ve got some guys coming back. We feel strong about our receiving core moving forward.”
The guys coming back are Demaryius Thomas, Eddie Royal, and receiving tight end Julius Thomas. Eric Decker has already proven himself to be a No. 1 target if Demaryius Thomas doesn’t fulfill that role eventually.
Lloyd was traded for a conditional 6th round draft pick in 2012. That means that if he has less than 30 receptions for the Rams, the Broncos will get a 6th round pick. If he has 30 or more, they will get a 5th round pick.
Many believe that what the Broncos got in return for Lloyd was not sufficient. John Fox doesn’t think that’s true.
“There’s no doubt that Brandon Lloyd is a proven commodity in this league,” Fox said. “I think it’s an excellent trade for the Rams and us.”