AFC West 2022 needs: Broncos must figure out what they are going to do at QB
Before I start this, I want to say I am sorry to Broncos fans because I know this is basically beating a dead horse. Since Peyton Manning left town after the 2015 season, the Broncos have really struggled to find their QB of the future. The Broncos have had the likes of Joe Flacco, Case Keenum, Trevor Siemian, and even Brock Osweiler.
Last off-season, a lot of Broncos fans were hoping that one of the top QBs in the draft class would fall to them and they got their wish, somewhat. By the time that the Broncos pick came around, there were two high-quality QBs available, those being Justin Fields and Mac Jones. Of course, the Broncos didn’t end up taking either QB as they ended up selecting Patrick Surtain.
I’m sure the Broncos front office would love to find themselves a QB in this upcoming draft; the problem is that this is rather a weak draft class when it comes to QBs. That’s not to say that all of these QBs in this draft are bad just most of these QBs aren’t the most talented, and most of them likely shouldn’t be taken with a top 10 draft pick.
While adding a QB through the draft would be the cheapest option for Denver, they have been linked to some other QBs. The biggest QB they have been linked to has been Aaron Rodgers. As I’m writing this, there has been no deal between Rodgers and the Packers, but there have been reports of teams sending the Packers trades, and you’d have to imagine the Broncos are one of those teams that are interested.
When I say the Broncos’ biggest need is to figure out their QB problem, it doesn’t mean just finding a QB for QBs sake. It means figuring out what the future and the plan is for the QB position. For a while, it seems as though the Broncos have dealt with the QB position on the fly rather than coming up with a concrete plan.
They don’t have to draft a new QB this season or trade a for one, they just need to come up with a concrete plan for what they are going to do about the QB position.