Should the Broncos Draft a Quarterback this Offseason?

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Jan 20, 2015; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway speaks to the media at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports


In a weak draft class like this, if Elway does end up taking a quarterback, it will probably be a reach. With high demand and little supply, that’s what is bound to happen.

At this point, months before the draft, the feeling is Mariota and Winston go in the top 10, nowhere near reaching the Broncos. That leaves Hundley and Petty as options (that I’ve seen, anyway). I don’t think there’s any point in this particular organization drafting Petty with Osweiler and Zac Dysert (who I liked coming out and even wouldn’t count him out to be starting if there’s a legit competition between him and Oz).

I think Hundley in the 3rd round is the only feasible option for the Broncos right now. At the same time, if he does end up in Denver, it’ll probably be as a 2nd rounder, because of what I said before about supply and demand. Plus he has tools that draft evaluators fall in love with.

If it were up to me, you hope Mariota falls (I’m a dreamer) or that Hundley is still there in the 3rd round. If not, you can’t force the issue on a position like quarterback.