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Is Darian Stewart the best Denver safety since Steve Atwater?

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The Afternoon Drive’s Eric Goodman thinks so.

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The Afternoon Drive had some good discussion about safeties today on their show, and featured an interview with Justin Simmons as well (starts at the 3:30 mark).

However, the bombshell statement came at the end of the show by Eric Goodman when he said he thinks that not only is Darian Stewart extremely underrated (which I agree with), but that he was the best Denver safety since Steve Atwater.

That statement is pretty bold when looking at a team who has seen Brian Dawkins, and John Lynch play here. He has certainly put some hits on tape that remind me of Atwater.

I absolutely think he’s underrated and will have his best year this year. Last week I wrote about how he’ll really be the one replacing Ward’s role and how he’ll likely be an upgrade. So I really like Darian Stewart. I just don’t know if I’d go as far as Goodman did.

What do you think Broncos Country? Is Darian Stewart the best Broncos safety since Steve Atwater?