Will the Denver Broncos still be in the market for a trusted starting quarterback when the 2022 NFL Draft rolls around?
The 2021 season is still months away and the dust is still settling from the most recent draft. It’s way too early to talk about the 2022 draft, but it’s still interesting to look at when someone does.
For one, they are picking at No. 24 in the first round. And with that pick, they select… a quarterback.
When looking further into the mock, Morgan explains that his draft order was decided by the current Super Bowl odds for each team.
That means that only eight teams have better odds to win the Super Bowl than Denver. Before the most recent draft took place, more than 20 teams had better odds. Any idea what changed?
News started to roll in on draft night that Rodgers was disgruntled in Green Bay and should the Packers be swayed to trade him, one of the teams he would be interested in going to was the Broncos.
Suddenly those Super Bowl odds got much better.
So with that being the case, the Broncos are still taking a quarterback in the next draft? Let’s all hope not.
If the Broncos are picking at No. 24, there is a good chance the team either traded for Rodgers or got really good quarterback play out of Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater. Hopefully good enough that the team is not looking at a quarterback at all.
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In this particular mock, the Broncos select Kedon Slovis out of USC.
Slovis has been the starting quarterback for the Trojans for each of the past two seasons and in that time, he has compiled a 12-5 record. He has completed 70 percent of his throws for 5,423 yards with 47 touchdown passes.
Slovis is likely going to put up big numbers again this coming season and be a top prospect coming into the draft. I have already been mocks where he is a top-five pick.
If the Broncos were to select Slovis, it could suggest a few of things.
One, there is no way they were able to get Rodgers and two, the play of either Lock or Bridgewater just didn’t get the job done. Finally, the team likely would not be drafting so far down in the first round.
It’s an interesting pick to be sure, but if all goes well in 2021, the Broncos won’t be in the quarterback market next April when the draft hits Las Vegas.