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.
If I were to peg an early favorite to be drafted by the Broncos (if they go QB in round one), it would be Jackson. #NFLDraft https://t.co/tlykkINeXc— Cecil Lammey (@CecilLammey) November 20, 2017
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.
Congrats to @UofLFootball QB @Lj_era8, this week's ACC Offensive Back of the Week! #MustSeeACC pic.twitter.com/4Ewk3T1Zs5— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) November 20, 2017
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.
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