Bring in a veteran quarterback to mentor Drew Lock
Interestingly enough, the next move is to bring in a veteran quarterback, but not a guy like Flacco. And despite what some people think, I don’t think that means Eli Manning either (if and when the Giants move on from him this offseason).
Right now if the Denver Broncos do move on from Flacco, that leaves Denver’s quarterback room with a combined four seasons of NFL experience (and the number four is quite loose as well given Brandon Allen’s inability to stick on a squad prior to this season).
You want a guy who is willing to come into this Denver locker room with his sole intention being to help Drew Lock continue his development as a professional quarterback. Additionally, though you want a guy who, if called upon, could win a game or two as a spot starter.
Kansas City’s Matt Moore or Chicago’s Chase Daniel would be great candidates and both are on the final year of their deals. Ryan Fitzpatrick or Brian Hoyer would also be guys who fit this mold, but they have more years left on their current contracts.
Not securing a veteran quarterback isn’t the end of the world, but it’s definitely the more preferred route as Denver tries to cultivate their young quarterback pupil into the face of the franchise.