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In his first game as the Denver Broncos quarterback, John Elway had issues with where he lined up on the field, and was relieved repeatedly by Steve DeBerg in the Broncos 2-1 start. Coach Dan Reeves named DeBerg the starter after that, with Elway soon returning after a DeBerg shoulder injury. An inauspicious start with Elway’s tail-kicking, in what would…

“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.” – Lou Holtz It actually took John Elway a few Super Bowl trips to get the combination right, to be fair. It took Mr. Bronco until his fourth (and fifth) tries to win the damned thing, but when he did, he did it in rather grand style. You’ve heard of helicopter parents, but helicopter quarterbacks? After John completed his degree in 360, he pointed himself towards the first of three Super Bowl rings he’d be a part of bringing to Denver. Even when he wasn’t throwing the ball, he found a…

Teddy Bridgewater was an incredible value in 2021.

But that’s the issue.

Since Peyton Manning, the Broncos have tried & tried & tried to go the value route at QB. It doesn’t work.

It’s time for a massive investment at the QB position.

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It was the f—ing Penguin that was screwing with me. No, not the Penguins. Not the Pittsburgh Penguins. Not them. Not a rogue Denver Zoo runaway from the Aviary. No. THE Penguin. Batman’s second-worst arch enemy. That son of a bird had been f—ing with my eight-year old self all summer long. Pepsi had put out a set of collector’s cups with most all of the great DC characters, and I had spent the summer drowning in cups of the far-less-superior cola just to try and collect them. I’d managed to get 13 of the 14 without too many duplicates, but the fahrfugnuggen Penguin was constantly eluding me. I didn’t even like the Penguin, but my who-knew-he-was-OCD self was pretty…

DNVR Broncos Podcast

Justin Michael, Henry Chisholm, and Jake Schwanitz dive into the best and worst picks from the John Elway era in Denver, before doing the same thing for George Paton’s tenure with Minnesota. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link DNVR subscribers! Leave your questions in the comment section for tomorrow’s podcast!