Denver Broncos: 5 takeaways from ugly loss to Tom Brady’s Bucs

Denver Broncos, Jeff Driskel (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos, Blake Bortles
Denver Broncos, Blake Bortles (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

2. Is it now Blake Bortles time?

The Denver Broncos have a really quick turnaround now from Sunday to Thursday night against the New York Jets, on the road.

With an 0-3 record, the Broncos are now in ‘must-win’ territory to really salvage the season at all and get on the board in the first quarter of 2020.

It’s clear that Jeff Driskel is not the answer, and Brett Rypien didn’t beat him out for a job during training camp.

Since Driskel was pulled for Rypien against the Buccaneers, it’s now very reasonable to assume that Bortles will be playing against the Jets. Bortles has the most NFL experience on the roster at quarterback and I wrote last week that there was more to his signing than meets the eye.

Bortles was apparently holding out for opportunities to actually play, and the Broncos were able to sign him for the veteran minimum.

Why would he sign that deal unless he was promised some PT sooner rather than later?

It would surprise me greatly if it was not Bortles out there starting against Sam Darnold and the Jets on Thursday night football.