Denver Broncos: 3 concerns that are bigger than QB issue
For a team looking to find the proper recipe to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2015, the Denver Broncos have several major needs.
Of course, lately, the focus has all been placed on the quarterback position. What else is new? It seems that the topic of who is the team’s starting quarterback has been the main headline since the team had Peyton Manning. More times than not, there has been controversy as to who should be the starter.
This offseason has featured much of the same, but not between quarterbacks on the roster. Instead, many fans would love to see the team trade for another quarterback and move on from Lock already. When Deshaun Watson went public with the fact he doesn’t plan to play for the Houston Texans going forward, those talks ramped up.
Fans are doing everything in their power to help convince new general manager George Paton to make that move, no matter what the cost may be.
Under this idea, Watson would come aboard and magically erase all of the team’s other deficiencies. This would include a coaching staff that has been inept so far.
Though the Broncos do have some good pieces and plenty of talent, let’s be honest, this is the NFL. Every team has some pieces and talent. The phrase that a team is “just a quarterback away” gets thrown around far too often.
The Broncos are not one of those teams.
Instead, this is a team that is not only rebuilding but one that is looking to become relevant again. Bringing in Watson won’t make them instant Super Bowl contenders because when were the Texans ever Super Bowl contenders?
Instead, Paton needs to take a calculated approach and build this team up with upgrades in several key areas. Drew Lock should be the quarterback in 2021 unless the team can somehow go find Joe Montana in his prime.
Here are three areas that are a bigger concern than quarterback heading into the coming season, and these don’t even include the situations with Justin Simmons and Von Miller, which are of top priority for the team.