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Lamar Jackson would solve the Broncos quarterback woes

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Good Morning Broncos Country!

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The 2017 Denver Broncos season is done. They’re currently 3-7, on the verge of starting their third quarterback this season and currently hold the 4th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

It’s time to look ahead to the offseason and how they plan to address their quarterback position.

I have one name for them. That name being none other than Lamar Jackson.

Jackson will be the most explosive and likely biggest playmaker in the entire 2018 NFL Draft and potentially the Broncos long-term answer at the quarterback position. The 2016 Heisman winner is listed at 6’3”, 212lbs, throws bullets, and likely runs in the 4.4 or even 4.3 range this winter at the 2018 NFL Combine.

Many will see a running quarterback and quickly label him the next “RG3” but that would doing a huge disservice to his passing ability. He reads the field, makes NFL throws, and plays in an NFL-style offense.

He’s legit.

Yes, there are other very worthy quarterbacks out there that make sense for the Broncos as well, but Jackson is my early favorite.

He would instantly improve the Broncos run game, he would add some much needed excitement to the Broncos and their offense and he’s a big play waiting to happen. He’s also just 20 years old so he’s still growing as a player. His ceiling is high and he would be an instant impact player for the Broncos.

Horse Tracks:

Broncos fire offensive coordinator Mike McCoy - NFL.com
Denver fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Monday. Former Raiders OC Bill Musgrave (previously Denver's QB coach), will take over for McCoy. The Broncos play Oakland this Sunday.

Sean McDermott: Bills 'still evaluating the QB position' - NFL.com
It will take more than 24 hours for Sean McDermott to evaluate his quarterback situation. A day after Nathan Peterman threw five interceptions, the Bills coach said he hasn't decided on a quarterback.

The Debrief, Week 11: Major revelations as 2017 season unfolds - NFL.com
In the Week 11 Debrief, Gregg Rosenthal digs into what's been hurting the Denver Broncos -- and zeroes in on some questionable personnel moves. Plus other Week 11 revelations.

Bears' Zach Miller leaves hospital 23 days after injury - NFL.com
Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller is finally out of the hospital, 23 days after he suffered a dislocated left knee that caused major artery damage.

Clinton-Dix calls Ravens center 'trash' after injury - NFL.com
The Packers fell to the Ravens, and in the process, also lost two important defenders. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was upset by the play of Ravens center Ryan Jensen, which left a Packer injured.

Bruce Arians: My play call didn't cost Cardinals a win - NFL.com
Bruce Arians isn't going back to Drew Stanton, but he is pulling a reverse on his assessment as to why the Arizona Cardinals lost to the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Packers RB Aaron Jones facing charges after traffic stop - NFL.com
Green Bay Packers rookie running back Aaron Jones is facing several charges after he was arrested during a traffic incident in October.

Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert to serve 4-game suspension - NFL.com
The Steelers will play without a key offensive lineman for the next four games. The team announced that tackle Marcus Gilbert has been suspended for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Andy Reid: It’s the quarterback’s responsibility to get offense in rhythm – ProFootballTalk
With the Chiefs losing four of five games and some (including me) raising the question of whether rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes should get a chance to play, it's interesting to ponder coach Andy Reid's comments to the media the day after an embarrassing loss to the Giants, which featured nine t...

Jerry Jones to seek secret ballot regarding Roger Goodell’s contract – ProFootballTalk
With NFL owners due to meet on December 13 and with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones committed to challenging the contract extension that the Compensation Committee has been authorized to give to Commissioner Roger Goodell, Jones has a plan.

Cardinals cut Andre Ellington – ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals are moving on from running back Andre Ellington. Ellington, who was inactive on Sunday, has been released today. Once a promising playmaker, Ellington has largely been phased out of the Cardinals' offense.

Kirk Cousins frustrated with grounding call officials apparently got wrong – ProFootballTalk
Kirk Cousins was not pressured when officials flagged him for intentional grounding late in Sunday's loss to the Saints, and the rule requires that the passer face "an imminent loss of yardage because of pressure from the defense," via Mark Maske of The Washington Post.

Brandon Marshall on Vance Joseph: He’s a good coach – ProFootballTalk
To review, the Broncos have lost six in a row; the General Manager called the team "soft"; and they fired their offensive coordinator. Otherwise, things are just peachy in Denver. Broncos players, though, threw their support behind head coach Vance Joseph on Monday.