Day eight of Denver Broncos Training Camp at the UC Health Training Center brought plenty of intrigue at numerous positions.
Denver settled the starting quarterback position with Case Keenum. However, one of the biggest story lines is securing a backup. Paxton Lynch is a former first round pick and has struggled to put himself in position to be the future. Chad Kelly is very much in the thick of things placing him in the conversation to be the Broncos backup.
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Defense, in general, continues to be key for the team in 2018. The Denver Broncos had big plans for Justin Simmons. However, the team did not see it happen rather quickly. Simmons is one of the starters of a secondary boasting one of the deepest positions since 2015. Simmons made a play that begs the question of how athletic he is.
Tight end has been disappointing the last few seasons. AJ Derby led the Broncos in receiving yards, but never stayed with the team for a full season. There must be a player to assert himself at the position. Jake Butt seems ready to answer the call for this responsibility. Jeff Heuerman is nursing another injury, sidelining him for camp right now. This opens the door for Butt to make a larger impact in 2018.
These are three key positions that can make the Denver Broncos a complete team. The Philadelphia Eagles proved there must be a quarterback capable to come in times of crisis and perform well. Simmons made it known on numerous plays he is ready for the big stage. Tight end can become a reliability for Case Keenum as he grows with the offense.
Let’s go deeper into each day eight takeaway.