We did it! After 17 long, trying years, the Broncos finally did it! They got back to the peak of the professional football mountain. They endured the fierce winds of the regular season and the steep climbs of the postseason to emerge as World Champions for the third time in franchise history! Much will be made of the defense’s spectacular play(as they should) and key plays on special teams the set up the Broncos victory of the Panthers, but one can’t help but think how much more of a blowout this game could have been if the offense had taken advantage of the opportunities given to them by the defense and special teams units.
I’m not going to finger point at one specific player or position group on offense. This year was a classic case of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole on offense. Most of the offensive players were brought in to play a completely different offense, so it’s understandable to see their struggle throughout the season. Fortunately for the Broncos, their weakest aspect of the game didn’t end up being their Achilles heel. They did just enough to get the job done. That includes Peyton Manning.
Yes. The much maligned, soon to be retired(or not?) future Hall of Fame QB had his worst statistical season yet he
managed to do just enough to navigate the offense when it mattered most. Although the celebration throughout Broncos Country will continue for the entire off-season, there are big decisions that need to be made very soon. Who will stay, who will go and who can we tolerate?
Today’s article will be the first in a new series of articles called “Brick, Mortar, Scrap”. Basically, “BMS” is a version of “Kiss, Marry, Kill”.
Scrap=Kill: A player that won’t be back with the team next year
Mortar=Kiss: Re-sign to a short term deal: A player they like and want to have back, but they’re not blue chip players.
Brick=Marry: Re-sign to a long term deal: A player that they believe will be a part of the foundation for the team’s future success.
In each article, I’m going to break down the different position groups and state each players case as to why they should or shouldn’t be on the roster next year. Today, we start with the Quarterbacks.