The Denver Broncos have so many options with their top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Will they fall in love with a QB like Drew Lock?
Although the Denver Broncos acquired Joe Flacco via trade from the Baltimore Ravens for a fourth-round draft pick, their quarterback position for the foreseeable future is not ‘fixed’ or ‘settled’ by any means.
Though the idea of Flacco has grown on many of us, he still has a long way to go before proving he’s a viable solution for the Broncos after four lackluster seasons in Baltimore.
Flacco is supposedly a good fit for offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello’s offense, but this new coaching staff in Denver along with John Elway and the front office have to come together on deciding whether or not they want to tie their jobs and their futures in the league to Flacco.
There are plenty of reasons for and against using a first-round pick on a quarterback now that the Broncos have acquired Flacco, especially and perhaps most importantly the human element.
These guys’ performance can be drastically affected by the circumstances surrounding them. Specifically at quarterback, it’s hard to operate when it feels like every incompletion, every three-and-out, every mistake is added to a list and your job is in jeopardy at any point in time.
There’s something to be said about picking a guy and just sticking with him, but the Broncos haven’t been able to execute a successful succession plan, and this may be the year they choose to do it.
As we open the month of April with less than four weeks until the 2019 NFL Draft, let’s take a look at a mock draft scenario for the Denver Broncos.