Breaking News: The Denver Broncos need a Quarterback. It’s been the story for nearly a decade. In a league where passing the ball has never been more vital, Denver enters yet another offseason with a giant question mark at the most important position in professional sports.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news for Broncos Country, but it doesn’t seem like Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, or Kirk Cousins are bound for the Orange and Blue. And with uninspiring classes in the draft and free agency it feels as though the fanbase should be prepared for another year of better luck next time at the QB position.
We’re on to year two for George Paton, and the pressure to find a franchise passer grows by the second. With new ownership looming, there may not be time for Paton to continue bandaging the most valuable position on the franchise.
While the idea of starting a cheap below-average starter with the hopes of landing a Bryce Young/CJ Stroud makes sense, I don’t believe it is in Paton’s, or the coaching staff’s best interest to embrace the tank. While it may benefit the franchise to land on the fast-track to a top pick, wasting another season of the young roster’s development and continuing a losing tradition could have unseen ripple effects throughout the entire organization. Aiming for the tank could mean the firing of George Paton with new ownership. It could lead to the firing of many young members on the coaching staff that many in Broncos Country are so excited to have. The team’s upcoming Free Agents and players from around the league, won’t want to be part of a losing organization. It is also essential to get proper evaluations on players such as Noah Fant, Jerry Jeudy, and Javonte Williams before their rookie deals are up, which is made infinitely harder when they are hamstrung by worst-in-the-league QB play.
As I’ve said, there aren’t many great options for George Paton or the Denver Broncos. And I won’t pretend I’m excited about many of the names I’m going to discuss, but here are the possible avenues I believe the Denver Broncos could take at QB for the 2022 season.