Everyday when I wake up, I sleep walk to my laptop and turn it on. After getting something to drink, I return to my laptop and the first thing that I do is go to Espn.com followed by MileHighReport.com. Everyday I wake up expecting to read the next big newsworthy thing to happen to the Denver Broncos. I don't know about anyone else, but I just know that more controversy is on the way. So I asked myself, what could possibly happen next?
I came up with a few theories. Now it is entirely possible that none of these things will happen, but if you are like me and you expect something else to happen, continue to read for some possibilities.
1. Draft a QB
After Brady Quinn was acquired by the Denver Broncos, many thought that this was it. Many thought that Pat Bowlen's hints about picking up a young quarterback were completed, but drafting a quarterback would bring the drama and controversy right back to Denver. Denver currently has 3 quarterbacks on their roster: Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn, and Tom Brandstater. Compared to a teams such as the Rams, we are very set at quarterback. However, what would make a bigger controversy then Josh McDaniels drafting Jimmy Clausen, Colt McCoy, or Tim Tebow? I can't imagine many more scenarios that would bring more buzz then this one.
2. Don't address the Center position
IMHO, the Center position is by far the weakest position on our team. CBS Sports agrees with me rating the center position as a 10 out of 10 in need for the Broncos. We go into the NFL draft with little to no guarantee that we have a player ready to start at the center position for the 2010 year. Earlier I had a nice, friendly debate with Digger24. I would like to take this time to say I love this website for being able to have so many fellow fans who have nice, clean debates. Love my fellow Broncomaniacs. Anyway, he thinks that we are not as weak at the position as some people think. He pointed out we have Seth Olsen, Russ Hochstein, Matt McChesney, Dustin Fry, and Kris Kuper who could all play center for us this year. I respectfully disagree. I believe that you can immediately cut out Kuper who is going to play at the guard position. Olsen, Hochstein, McChesney, and Fry have all had very limited playing time at center. Once again, IMHO, I am not comfortable going into the season with the current center prospects on our roster. I know that some people, shout out to McGeorge, are supporting the drafting of Maurkice Pouncey...Unless I am totally wrong and McGeorge doesn't want to draft Pouncey in which case...woops I should have shouted out to someone else. Anyway, if McDaniels didn't do anything to address the center position, it would create a pretty big buzz around the Bronco community. Who would play center? Why didn't do anything? Are you kidding me? These are all questions that would come up if we didn't address the center position.
3. Trade Brandon Marshall
Many see this coming. It is not going to come as a shock to anyone. However, trading Brandon Marshall is still going to be controversial. If we trade him for good compensation then trading him won't hurt as bad. It could turn a negative into a positive. There is no denying his talent, but there is no denying how much of a headache he has caused. If we were to trade Brandon for a 2nd rounder and more picks then it would certainly bring an unsatisfactory uproar throughout the Bronco community. However, I highly doubt that trading Brandon for less then a 1st round pick is going to happen. Either way, trading Brandon is going to bring headlines and plenty of controversy back to Denver.
4. Brady Quinn named starter
If Brady is named the starter by the start of the season, there are going to be a lot of questions. Who? What? Where? When? and Why? won't even begin to cover the basics. McDaniels has came out and said that Orton is no doubt the starter heading into off season work outs. However, McDaniels also welcomed competition as he has always done. If Brady were to be named the starter, I would guarantee the first pre-season game would be packed. Everyone is going to want to see what Brady can do so well that made him overtake the starter spot from Orton.
Here it is. This is the one thing that IMHO would cause more buzz then anything. What if...Brandon Marshall signs his tender before the NFL Draft. Now when I first thought of this idea, I said "this wouldn't be that big of a deal", but the more I think about it, the more I think it would be a HUGE deal. Brandon made it clear last season he wanted a new deal or wanted out. Then he "couldn't" play in the last game. He has said he wants to be a Bronco. Nobody really buys it. Which is exactly why Brandon signing his tender would be such a big deal. If he signed his tender, there would be only 2 reasonable explanations as to why. 1. Brandon and the Broncos are about to make a sign and trade. 2. Brandon decides he really does want to be a Bronco. He wants to put the past behind him and become a leader of this team and lead us to an AFC West Title. He realizes how many fans love him and want nothing more then to see him and the Broncos mend their relationship. This would be the biggest newsworthy story I could think of. If Brandon signed his tender before the NFL Draft, he would be saying, "Yes I really do want to be a Denver Bronco." I guarantee that if he showed up this year ready to work with no distractions then Bowlen and McDaniels would have no problem throwing him 11 million a year. If Brandon could show that he is ready to be a mature and responsible leader of this team by signing the tender then he is also showing that he is willing to take the steps to mend the relationship between him and the Broncos.
Brandon Marshall signing his tender would be the most buzz-worthy thing IMHO, but is it likely? Is any of this likely? Ha. Was it likely that we would hear "With the 12th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, The Denver Broncos select Knowshon Moreno, Running Back, Georgia? Was it likely we would trade a 1st round pick for a 2nd round pick? Was it likely that we would start 6-0 and finish 2-8? No, No, and DEFINITELY NOT. But, as we all have seen. This is the NFL. It is the land of mock drafts and dream scenarios. It is a league where anything is truly possible. Any Given Sunday, you may see something amazing. So I ask you, my fellow Bronconians, what is the next crazy thing to happen to the Denver Broncos?