Denver Broncos: What directions can the team take now?
4. Let Vic Fangio/Pat Shurmur pick a quarterback
Another direction the Denver Broncos can take, if they really are buying into Pat Shurmur as the QB whisperer, is to let him pick his own quarterback. It’s been a while since Shurmur has been able to do that, and the Broncos sort of lucked into Drew Lock in the 2019 NFL Draft when he fell to the second round.
Considering the fact that it’s really hard to justify firing Vic Fangio and it’s also really difficult to justify cycling through one offensive coordinator after another, one option is to let those two guys really take part in picking the next quarterback of the team.
The Broncos obviously tried to find a first-round quarterback with the assets they had in 2016 when they selected Paxton Lynch, but that selection was a clear failure early on.
Using a first-round pick on a quarterback is not some magic formula, but if you have a team that targets a specific player and moves the assets to get him, typically it means you’re going to build an offense around that particular player and let it develop.
The Broncos could also put their heads together and determine that a veteran option is the best option for the team moving forward, but those are short-term fixes and this is a club that may not necessarily be a decent veteran QB away from contention.