Denver Broncos: Biggest takeaways from OTAs for each position group
What were the biggest takeaways from the Denver Broncos’ recent OTAs? We take a look at what we learned as the team pressed forward this offseason…
The Denver Broncos just finished their latest phase of OTAs. The team got together for three days of practice, system installation, and we got some brief but exciting looks at players we’ve been waiting to see on the field.
Let’s take a look at each position group and one big takeaway from the week of practice…
Case Keenum taking charge
One thing we were really hoping to see even in a brief OTA session was the continued development of Case Keenum as the leader of this team.
The Broncos have been stressing it all offseason, but it’s very important that Keenum seize this role he’s been given.
The rest of the roster is counting on Keenum’s leadership being a major reason why this team takes a step forward in 2018.
Keenum is coming off o the best season of his NFL career, but it wasn’t because the Vikings planned on him being ‘that guy’. Keenum took over for an injured Sam Bradford and led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game.
If he can continue playing at that high of a level and getting even better, the Broncos are going to be a tough team to beat with how strong their defense is.
Keenum is embracing his role as the team’s leader and is already talking about having chemistry with Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
These guys are putting in the work, and hopefully, we’re able to see it reflected in training camp.
As a bonus for the quarterback position, Paxton Lynch was not mentioned much in a negative way.
I suppose even with one practice, that’s a good thing.
We’ve talked a lot this offseason about Lynch’s final start of the 2017 season against the Chiefs, and how important that could be in determining his future with the team.
It’s been made very clear that Lynch is not competing for a starting job but a backup position. Even with that being the case, seing him perform at a high level in each practice would be an encouraging sign for the Broncos.
Lynch has been working hard this offseason, so hopefully, we’ll see him reap some of the benefits of that.