FIND THE QB
Let me just state for the record, I have no agenda as to which player should be under center for the Broncos in 2017.
I don’t care who is throwing passes, as long as they are helping the Broncos win football games. The Broncos look at literally every viable alternative this past offseason before ultimately settling on Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch with Austin Davis as an emergency third quarterback.
I wouldn’t say that decision burned them, but it was the best with what they were left with. Can you honestly say you would have rather had someone line Robert Griffin III? Ryan Fitzpatrick? Colin Kaepernick? Brian Hoyer?
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There weren’t exactly any good players going around this offseason and after the Broncos let go of Mark Sanchez, it was clear the youth movement was on offensively.
After a season of watching Siemian and Lynch, I’m confident the Broncos need to at least consider going after some type of veteran quarterback. They were once in on Tyrod Taylor, and if he becomes available again this offseason, that would be an avenue to explore.
Perhaps the Broncos will look at another veteran like Tony Romo, which I discussed here on Monday.
Or, maybe they’ll just try and shore up every other area of this team and keep the quarterback situation as it currently is. We know that John Elway won’t bend over backwards to accommodate a veteran that has question marks.
We also know that Elway will be aggressive when it comes to upgrading the quarterback position. He went out and got Peyton Manning. He traded up to draft Paxton Lynch. Now we have to determine whether or not this front office is going to be patient with the process, or recognize the window of opportunity they have with this defense and try to get someone that can help them win now while also letting Lynch/Siemian develop behind.
This will be interesting to monitor all offseason.