Malik Willis landing spot no. 2: Denver Broncos
Until the Denver Broncos address their quarterback position, they should be considered a fit or potential destination for just about every signal-caller on the market.
The Broncos are led by second-year general manager George Paton and his rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett.
The team’s decision to move on from Vic Fangio was a signal-fire that anything and everything is on the table as it relates to the quarterback position because developing a young guy was not something Fangio seemingly had interest in.
In 2019, Fangio was hellbent on playing Joe Flacco, and even after Flacco, he stuck Brandon Allen out there longer than he probably needed to before playing Drew Lock for the final five games of the season.
In 2020, the Broncos decided to go all-in on a season of Drew Lock, which seemed to be piloted by general manager John Elway.
In 2021, Paton gave Fangio and his staff the option of Drew Lock or a veteran acquisition, and they wound up starting Teddy Bridgewater to try and save their jobs.
With Nathaniel Hackett and his staff on board, the Broncos seem to be in a much better place for developing a quarterback. Hackett still has a lot to prove in that regard, but as far as working with a young quarterback, he strikes as almost the ideal type of coach to do so.
Given his background in a variety of offenses as well as an emphasis being placed on running the ball, I think Hackett’s Broncos could be an outstanding landing spot for young Malik Willis where he could legitimately start as a rookie.