The first few days of Free Agency have passed and there’s only one thing I can say to Broncos Country.
Had a moment to catch your breath? Good.
Whether you agree or disagree with some of the decisions that the Broncos have made, the loss of key
players on the market was inevitable. It’s one thing to have talented players open to other teams, but to be the freshly christened Super Bowl Champions entering the time of the year in which teams grossly overpay, it was inevitable that some of these players would leave.
That includes the who we thought but turns out will never be heir apparent to Peyton Manning, Brock Osweiler.
Regardless of what broke down between the Broncos and Osweiler, I don’t blame him for moving on. The Texans simply offered him the better deal and that’s all there is to say about that.
As for the next starter of the Broncos? Well, that’s yet to be determined. With all of the trade and Free Agent talk that will swirl around the position in the coming days and weeks, I think the real key to the Broncos long term success at the position is in the Draft.
Think about it. This is the best situation for a young QB to come in and thrive. The Broncos offer everything below to help a young QB.
-Pro Bowl talent in the skill positions
-A much improved Offensive Line
-Great Coaching staff
-First Class organization who just won their 3rd Super Bowl.
Do I need to go on?
Here’s another thing to keep in mind with those of you that are skeptical about this philosophy.
What do Kurt Warner, Tom Brady(Dynasty era), Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Joe Flacco and Russell Wilson all have in common? Ok, two things in common.
1. They all won a Super Bowl as starting QB’s
2. They won their Super Bowls while playing under rookie contracts
In an era where QB’s see their value seemingly inflated every season, recent history has shown that a great team with a QB on a rookie contract is a very sensible and practical method to winning a Super Bowl.
So which prospect would be the best fit for the Broncos? Fortunately, I think the Broncos will have quite a few options come April 28th. I’m going to list prospects in three different categories and how they could fit with the Broncos. There’s
the blue chip guys
the mid-tier options
and the late-round potential.
Next: Blue Chip Prospects