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Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of Mile High Sports tackled a handful of Denver Broncos topics in Friday's segments of The Afternoon Drive.

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Good evening, Broncos Country.

Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of Mile High Sports The Afternoon Drive discussed a myriad of topics this afternoon.

The segment started off with Les Shapiro having James Merilatt of Mile High Sports on the air to discuss "Whether or not the quarterback controversy in Denver is official?"

Shapiro posed the idea that Broncos fans want definition in regard to the situation that we want to know whether it's Brock Osweiler or Peyton Manning (when healthy) the rest of the way out. Merilatt ultimately believed that definition isn't important at this time, but the Broncos have Manning as the 'booty call' option in Denver if Osweiler ultimately doesn't show promise in the coming weeks.

Shapiro agreed, stating that Manning is a much better alternative to Christian Ponder or Trevor Siemian if Osweiler was to falter and that the team handling the issue the way on a week to week basis has been the right call. At the end of the segment, both agreed that there really isn't a controversy until Manning is finally healthy.  What are your thoughts?  Feel free to discuss it in the comments section after giving it a listen.

Goodman and Shapiro also posed the question "Who is hated more in Denver - Jay Cutler or Philip Rivers?" which  ended led to a large debate on Rivers and whether or not he merits Hall of Fame consideration.

Goodman threw out a handful of arguments to state that he wasn't worthy of enshrinement from the team built around him, but in particular that he wasn't one of the best quarterbacks of his era (citing Manning, Brady, Rodgers and Roethlisberger). His discourse was critically met by Shapiro who espoused his thoughts on Rivers stating he believed he has had a Hall of Fame career, especially in comparison to many other quarterbacks enshrined in Canton such as Joe Montana and Joe Namath and that he has done extraordinarily well given the assets the team has put around him over his time in San Diego.

You can also head on over to Mile High Sports' Soundcloud to catch the other segments which included a debate on Manning's play this season as well as spending time with Mile High Report's Editor-in-Chief Kyle Montgomery.

Editor's Note: Originally this article had an unfortunate headline, based on a quote from The Afternoon Drive, that didn't jive with the "no lewd content" part of our Community Guidelines. We have fixed the headline and apologize.