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Horse Tracks: Broncos face an uncertain future at the quarterback position

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The quarterback position is the most important position in the NFL, and possibly in all of pro-sports. If you want to contend for the Super Bowl you will need a capable quarterback leading your team. The Broncos have a solid all-around team, but face an uncertain future at the quarterbck position.

The Denver Broncos have had one of the best quarterbacks in the game(and of all-time) for the past few seasons, but father time is beginning to win the battle and Manning is a shell of his former self this season.

In all likelihood, this will be Peyton Manning's last season with the Broncos. His play is beginning to slip, and he will be 40 year's old next season.

The Broncos "quarterback of the future" Brock Osweiler is still a tall question mark, and will be a free agent as season's end. There's still plenty of time for them to work out an extension, but if they truely thought he was the future, you would think they would get something done sooner rather than later. Time will tell on that one.

That leaves rookie seventh round pick Trevor Siemian as the most likely quarterback to be on the roster next season. He showed some promse during the preseason, but was playing against guys who will never play an NFL snap.

So what options do the Broncos have?

They could simply keep Manning at a reduced pay and try to make this work one last time. They could re-sign/extend Brock Osweiler and let him compete for the job. Signing a veteran like RG3, Sam Bradford, Kirk Cousins, and possibly Drew Brees to compete with Osweiler. Or they could look to the draft and trade multiple 1st round picks to trade up to select their new "quarterback of the future".

What do you think the Broncos should do this offseason at the quarterback position?

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