The Broncos saw quite a few leaders depart in the offseason. Who can step up and lead this team? We discuss four guys who can make the transition.
The 2018-2019 season saw some pretty prominent Denver Broncos leaders depart, including Domata Peko, Demaryius Thomas, Shaq Barrett, and Brandon Marshall.
Since the Super Bowl 50 victory, the Broncos have struggled to find leadership in the locker room following the departures of guys like Peyton Manning and Demarcus Ware.
Broncos Country is excited about the beginning of the Vic Fangio era, but leadership on the field is key to how much success this team will have.
So, who can step up into this role? Here are four players who can make that important step.
1. Joe Flacco
Although it is widely speculated that Flacco’s stay in the Mile High City will be brief, it is important that the current QB1 be a leader to this team.
While we loved Trevor Siemian, and Case Keenum was well-liked, they did not exactly possess strong leadership quality that the Broncos have needed out of the QB position since Peyton Manning’s departure.
If John Elway is right and Flacco truly is in his prime, he may be sticking around for a while. We know that veteran QB and Super Bowl champion Flacco possesses the leadership qualities, and he seems to be enjoying his time in Denver thus far (he even finally changed his Twitter header!).
After a disappointing 2018 campaign (eventually being replaced by Lamar Jackson), Flacco has been given a great opportunity to turn his career around and shine with the Broncos. He was a great leader during his time with the Ravens, even graciously accepting his benching, so it should be an easy transition to lead here in Denver.