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Building around a young quarterback

Has the NFL been bereft of QB talent? Are real franchise QBs like unicorns? Not from where I’m sitting, John Elway just so happens to suck at finding them.

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As I was sitting down tonight to figure out what to write about for Horse Tracks, the first article from the NFL news I clipped jumped off the page at me. Take a peek at isn’t just the top 5 young QBs David Carr highlights...he also digs into the 15 best QBs in the NFL today.

!Spoiler Alert!
Drew Lock didn’t make either list.

That’s not surprising to me though. THE key weakness of having your football operations ran by John Elway is that your team is going to absolutely suck at finding talented quarterbacks. To add to that pain, he also likes job security so he puts a lot of blame on his coaching staff and keeps churning them in and out because of bad results without ever establishing offensive continuity that would help young quarterbacks succeed in the NFL.

At some point, I’d love to see our team try to take a path with less resistance and more modern outlooks instead of constantly looking for QBs who remind Elway...of Elway.

Broncos News

‘You have to have guys that show fire’: Bradley Chubb, Noah Fant motivated to channel frustration into results

“But at some point, it’s like, ‘Put up or shut up,’

Broncos still waiting to reap benefits of Phillip Lindsay-Melvin Gordon combo - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
Heading into Week 8, Denver running backs Lindsay and Gordon have been in uniform during the same game for just four quarters this season.

Broncos place NT Mike Purcell, OLB Derrek Tuszka on IR, sign Sylvester Williams to active roster
Purcell and Tuszka suffered injuries against the Chiefs.

Other NFL News

Offensive Player Rankings, Week 8: Top five QBs under 25 I’d build around
After big performances from Kyler Murray and Justin Herbert, David Carr lists the top five quarterbacks under 25 he’d build a team around. Plus, Tom Brady enters his offensive player rankings for the first time this season.

Cowboys trade DE Everson Griffen to Lions for conditional sixth-round pick
The Cowboys have traded defensive end Everson Griffen to the Lions in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick, Ian Rapoport reported.

NFL Hot or Not: Tom Brady ageless ... NFC East hopeless?
In this week's edition of Hot or Not, Marc Sessler marvels at the NFL's ageless wonder ... and dreams of redemption for the league's hopeless division.

Week 7 DVOA Ratings | Football Outsiders
Tampa Bay is still No. 1 and the entire NFC West moves into the top 11. Plus, a look at Seattle and other teams with a strong imbalance between offense and defense.

Tua Tagovailoa era begins: What to expect from Dolphins' rookie QB - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
One of the most anticipated moments of Week 8 will be when Miami's first-round pick plays. Cameron Wolfe breaks down the hype, changes and more.

Baltimore Ravens sign Dez Bryant to practice squad
Wide receiver Dez Bryant, who hasn't played in an NFL game since December 2017, was added to the Ravens' practice squad, the team announced Tuesday,

NFL power rankings: Steelers lone undefeated team; Rams surging - Sports Illustrated
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the lone undefeated team in the NFL after a tight win over the Tennessee Titans and take the top spot in this week's power rankings.

Arizona Cardinals never stopped believing during comeback vs. Seattle Seahawks - Sports Illustrated
The Cardinals are right in the thick of things in the NFC West. Plus, the Steelers are the last undefeated team left, how the Lions were prepared for an endgame situation, Jimmy G returns to Foxboro and much more.