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Congratulations to Garett Bolles

Thoughts on the Broncos extending Bolles’ contract and other NFL news.

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With all the nonsense regarding the Broncos QB situation this past weekend, it feels like the news of the Garett Bolles extension has kind of flown under the radar.

As one of the writers here who has in the past few years poured on quite a high level of criticism of Bolles’ play, I thought it would be appropriate to congratulate him on the extension.

We talk smack on the coaching, the QBs, the mess that is the Denver Broncos, but not for one second this season have I even started to think that Bolles was a factor in any loss the Broncos have incurred. As a matter of fact, he’s looked hands-down like the best player of the offensive line without question most of the time.

I don’t know if is Mike Munchak, Bolles being in a contract year, or just grit and hard work on Bolles’ part - or all three. All I ever do is tell you what my eyes see, and he’s absolutely positively killing it on the football field. This extension is looking like one of Elway’s best moves as a GM short of the Peyton Manning signing.

Congratulations, Garett and a big Mile High Salute from all of us in Broncos Country!

Broncos News:

President/CEO Joe Ellis commends Broncos’ efforts vs. Saints, stresses need for collective responsibility as season continues
Ellis released a statement on Tuesday following the team's Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints.

‘I want to chase greatness’: After signing contract to remain in Denver, Garett Bolles has his sights set on the future
Bolles has found a way to marry his athleticism with a level of consistency and ability to avoid penalties. That put him in position to earn an extension.

MMQB: Kendall Hinton plays emergency QB, Ravens–Steelers on for Tuesday - Sports Illustrated
How the Broncos played after losing all of their quarterbacks, why the NFL hopes the Ravens can play on Tuesday, Deshaun Watson's Thanksgiving brilliance and much more from Week 12.

Other NFL News:

Ravens depart for Wednesday's Week 12 game at Pittsburgh
The Baltimore Ravens have departed for Pittsburgh and their Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. ET on NBC.

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers' multi-week stay in Arizona not a 'bonding' opportunity
The 49ers are expected to depart for Arizona on Wednesday, four days after learning that Santa Clara County, home to their stadium and team facility, had issued new COVID-related restrictions prohibiting contact sports for three weeks.

Week 12 DVOA Ratings | Football Outsiders
New Orleans and Pittsburgh are still 1-2, and Kansas City's stellar passing game still can't get them to the top of our DVOA ratings. But it's one of the best we've ever measured.

Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson given no assurance he'll finish season
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he has no assurances from the front office that he will keep his job through the remainder of the season.

Jerry Jones has no sympathy for Broncos' QB issues, given Cowboys' own woes - Dallas Cowboys Blog- ESPN
The owner and general manager compares Dallas's QB situation when it started rookie Ben DiNucci to that of Denver starting a practice squad WR.

NFL power rankings: Chiefs take No. 1 spot; Packers top in NFC - Sports Illustrated
The Chiefs still look better than the undefeated Steelers, and the Packers seem more trustworthy than the Saints or Seahawks in the NFC.