Philip Rivers will play with a new team in 2020.
Tom Brady will at least test NFL free agency, according to Ian Rapoport. Drew Brees is undecided on what he will do — retire or come back to the New Orleans Saints. Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston will likely play with new teams. Cam Newton could be finished with the Carolina Panthers. The quarterback merry-go-round is about to have a seismic shift in the NFL.
On the MHR Radio Podcast, Adam Malnati and I are grateful and thankful that the Denver Broncos are (finally) no longer on that ride. At least for the 2020 season, the Broncos have their quarterback in Drew Lock.
We also explored the Hall of Fame candidacy for Denver center Tom Nalen.
For both Adam and me, we don’t understand how Nalen is overlooked for his unreal career in the Mile High City. To list a few of the major reasons: Nalen is a three-time All Pro and five-time Pro Bowl selection. In 11 of his 13 seasons, the Broncos had a 1,000-yard rusher from six different running backs. Nalen blocked for Terrell Davis’ 2,000-yard rushing season. As Rick Gosselin pointed out, Denver finished in the Top five in the NFL in rushing nine times in Nalen’s 13 seasons as a starter. Gosselin added that the three other times the Broncos finished in the Top 10. If that wasn’t enough, Nalen won two Super Bowls.
So, again, we ask: How is Nalen not a serious contender for the HOF?