Drafting a quarterback is not the ideal route for Broncos

The Denver Broncos need a quarterback but it probably is not the best idea to draft one with the current state of the position.

The Denver Broncos have not had much luck at the quarterback position as of late, and they sure don’t have much luck when it comes to drafting a franchise guy at the most important position on a football team. The opinions on this year’s NFL Draft class are mixed. There’s no clear-cut number one quarterback as of right now.

Even if there was, the Broncos have the ninth overall pick. A team like the Carolina Panthers or New York Giants could make a play for a quarterback before the Broncos are even on the board.

That may not be the worst thing. This team is close. While they do need a quarterback, one of the big things they’re also missing is coaching. The team hasn’t made an official announcement on its next head coach, but once that is settled, things could and should become more clear.

In Daniel Jeremiah’s mock draft over at NFL.com, he has the Denver Broncos taking Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett. In this mock, Pickett is the first quarterback off the board.

Jeremiah states that Pickett would be ready to step onto the field as the starting quarterback immediately. I personally am nervous about that idea, given the team’s most recent first-round quarterback was a huge bust.

Despite trading away Von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams during the season—a move that some thought was the end of the world—they’re building for the future. The trade brought in another draft pick, something the team could use on an impact player.

The Teddy Bridgewater experiment did not work out. If the Broncos do not land Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson (or Deshaun Watson), maybe they should look to give Drew Lock another chance under the new regime. If 2022 ends up being a failure for Lock, sure, let’s move on to a veteran if they can acquire one. The hope, obviously, is that one of those three players ends up playing for the Denver Broncos, though.