When the Denver Broncos traded for Russell Wilson, they didn’t just trade for a blue chip quarterback, they traded for the piece of mind in having a bona fide stud under-center.
For the first time in what feels like forever, there will be no offseason competition to see who will start the season. During the draft and carrying on through the bacchanal of undrafted free agency signings that followed, the Denver Broncos selected not a single quarterback. Doesn’t that feel great?
When camps open from here on out, Russell Wilson, Brett Rypien, and March free agent acquisition Josh Johnson will populate the quarterback room. That’s it. Nobody new pinned with being the dark horse to save the franchise from itself. No intrigue. No pitting of one sub-par quarterback against another in the hopes that one will somehow shake their identity to emerge as the second coming of Joe Montana. Zero intrigue. Just the way it should be.
Most importantly, the Broncos were able to focus their efforts on positions that matter. Blowing a mid to late-round pick on some doofus just to fill out the quarterback room never proved be wise or fruitful. Even though many of them saw action on the field, the outcome was largely the same - a loss. Those days are behind us.
Enjoy it, Broncos Country. We’ve seen the horror that is chaos at quarterback position. It’s nothing we should want a part of again anytime soon. Now is when the fun really begins. Now is the beginning of a glorious future. Get your popcorn ready.
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