The NFL decided the Broncos aren’t ready for prime time. But the NFL also gave the Broncos and head coach Vic Fangio a massive gift.
Even without a blockbuster trade of acquiring Aaron Rodgers, George Paton has made his first offseason as Broncos' GM about giving his defensive-minded head coach resource after resource in order to succeed in 2021.
Here are the options they can turn to in order to protect Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater or, say, Aaron Rodgers this year. Fortunately for the Broncos, the list is long.
Another Broncos QB competition is set for training camp:
Drew Lock vs Teddy Bridgewater.
That is, unless George Paton finds an upgrade to the position. And just like he does with every position, he’ll be looking.
To the surprise of the Broncos, Justin Fields was there at No. 9.
But the star quarterback wasn't on Denver's draft card.
Instead, it was cornerback Patrick Surtain II out of Alabama.
George Paton explained why.
Even though the Broncos didn't take a QB, the situation at the position hung over UCHealth Training Center like a fog Thursday night.
The Broncos got their competition. What happens Thursday will determine with whom the competition takes place.
On Thursday, one week before the draft kicks off, George Paton spoke to the media about the upcoming draft and the state of the team. Here's what we learned from the first-time general manager.
Five quarterbacks will be drafted in the first round. Heck, five quarterbacks could go in the first five picks. But when it comes to the Broncos potentially drafting a quarterback in the first round, it boils down to two names.
Will Drew Lock get another shot as the Broncos' starting QB in 2021 or will George Paton turn to someone else?
The DNVR Broncos Crew discusses who Denver's Week 1 starter will be.
The Saints are unlikely to let Jameis Winston slip through their fingers. But if they do, the Broncos might be wise to give the boom-or-bust QB a look.
We mustache you this: Could Gardner Minshew II be a short-term boost to the QB room ... and maybe a long-term answer?
Brissett has two seasons in which he started exactly 15 games apiece. Is that enough to where one can firmly stamp him as being headed for "career backup" status?
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah suggests that Darnold would make sense for the Broncos. But could the price tag be too high for a quarterback who hasn't progressed beyond mediocrity?
Vic Fangio knows Trubisky well. While he worked on the Bears' staff, he praised Trubisky's progress. But will that compel the Broncos to take a look at the 26-year-old QB whose production over four years has been average?
After nearly two months on the job, new general manager George Paton's review on Drew Lock is in. On Thursday, he made it public.