The Denver Broncos OTA’s sessions will continue for another two weeks ending in mandatory minicamp from June 12-14. From there, players depart to do their own thing until training camp begins in late July.
According to James Palmer of NFL Network, new Broncos starting quarterback Case Keenum will host wide receivers and tight ends in Houston to continue to workout and throw the football.
After OTAs Case Keenum will bring #broncos QBs, WRs, TEs down to Houston to workout and throw.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) May 29, 2018
That will be an important time for the new quarterback to build some chemistry with the starters at wide receiver and tight end.
No word yet on which players will be on hand, but you can assume both Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will want to be there to ensure they are on the same page with Keenum heading into training camp.
So far, Keenum has earned a lot of respect for being ‘the guy’ in the huddle early on. That kind of leadership has clearly been lacking over the last two seasons.
“The first thing is that he takes control of everything,” Demaryius Thomas said of Keenum on Tuesday. “Not just offense but the whole group. Offense, defense, special teams and all. He takes control of the huddle. I know that I was in the huddle one day and I said, ‘Wait, wait, wait. We’re missing…’ and he said, ‘I got this.’ and I said, ‘OK.’ So, it’s stuff like that. It’s good to have him around. We’re still working to get that connection going.”
It’s that last comment that stands out. Thomas wants that connection to get going on the chemistry side of things as much as Keenum does, so I’d personally be shocked if DT isn’t on hand when Keenum meets up with players down in Houston after Broncos OTA’s conclude.
The Broncos offense has been languishing for three seasons, which as been quite the fall from the record-setting 2013 season. These players are obviously hungry to get back some of their former glory in 2018. Hopefully us fans will see the fruits of their labor this Fall.