What was the Denver Broncos’ biggest mistake in the 2018 offseason? We look at what Bleacher Report has to say on this subject…
It’s the NFL offseason, which is no place for negativity since every team has a clean slate and at least a few reasons for optimism about the future.
But soon, September will be here, and reality will set in for many NFL teams. What mistakes did teams make this offseason that could lead to a lack of success in the regular season or postseason, or even deep into the team’s future?
Bleacher Report took a look at every team’s biggest offseason mistake, and thankfully, the Broncos’ one was highly debatable.
According to B/R, the Broncos’ biggest mistake this offseason was not getting a developmental quarterback.
Now, to give this writer (Zach Kruse) credit, he said the Broncos had a ‘fantastic’ offseason, which they did.
The Broncos went out and signed Case Keenum to a two-year contract and had a phenomenal 2018 NFL Draft class, but the lack of a young quarterback brought in raised many eyebrows around the league and even within the fan base.
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Kruse goes on to say that the situation at quarterback in Denver behind Keenum looks ‘shaky’ and that’s because of the fact that what’s behind Keenum is mostly unproven (Paxton Lynch, Chad Kelly, and Nick Stevens).
With that said, if this was the worst mistake the Broncos made this offseason, I’d say they are doing pretty well for themselves.
Based on last season, Keenum was arguably the best quarterback the Broncos could have added this offseason. I wrote prior to free agency that if the Broncos wanted to sign Keenum, drafting a player at the quarterback position in the top five was nonsense.
They must have agreed, and eventually passed on all of the quarterbacks in this year’s draft in favor of Lynch and Kelly.
Despite what the writer at B/R is saying, the Broncos actually have two legitimate developmental quarterback candidates, and not taking one this year doesn’t change that.