According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway and his top deputy Matt Russell are attending today’s Potato Bowl between Wyoming and Central Michigan. The player featured in this game is Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen who may be a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Broncos GM John Elway and top deputy Matt Russell attending Potato Bowl today in Boise. Wyoming QB Josh Allen is game’s featured player. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) December 22, 2017
I and a few others called this from the start. Elway has a certain type at quarterback and Josh Allen checks every single box. He’s big (6’5”, 234lbs), he’s athletic and has the strongest arm you have ever seen.
Both Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch, Elway’s only two early round draft selections at quarterback had these traits as well. Well, Osweiler started a handful of games for the Broncos but right now has a career arc of a veteran backup. Paxton Lynch, on the other hand, is quickly trending towards the bust category.
Both currently are on the Broncos roster and neither appears to be the long-term answer at the position, so seeing them interested in a similar prospect is concerning.
Josh Allen sounds like the next Brock Osweiler https://t.co/fLgZoAMzoA— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) December 22, 2017
To further push this point, I’ll give you this.
NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah asked five NFL executives to give their pro comparison to Wyoming’s Josh Allen. One said Cam Newton, another Ben Roethlisberger, and two said, Jake Locker. The final one said none other than current Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch.
Executive 5: Paxton Lynch "I recognize the size and arm talent but I can't get past the poor accuracy, footwork and decision-making. I see some similarities to Paxton Lynch."
Elway has a type. Big, strong-armed, athletic, boom/bust quarterback prospects. If the Broncos miss out on a veteran like Kirk Cousins in free agency and go the draft route or want to pair a rookie quarterback with a veteran quarterback, it is safe to assume that Allen will be high on their board.
Elway has a type.
If you want to see Allen for yourself, tune into ESPN at 4 p.m. ET/2 p.m. MT to watch Wyoming take on Central Michigan in the Potato Bowl.
#Broncos GM John Elway attending the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to watch Wyoming QB Josh Allen (he already has a nice TD pass). pic.twitter.com/pjEaroBdQQ— Jon Heath (@JonHeathNFL) December 22, 2017