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The quarterback is everything in the NFL

The Denver Broncos for the first time in 6 years have no question on who their starting quarterback is and that’s a really big deal.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks Minicamp Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

I really do want to take the high road and let the past be the past. We have Russel Wilson and in his arm goes the hopes and dreams of Broncos Country.

But honestly, I can’t help but noticing the reports coming out of the Seahawks’ camp, nodding my head, laughing at their misfortune, and feeling no small amount of schadenfruede.

We’ve seen that story for years: Can the young big-armed QB who just never got an honest chance unseat the veteran that is the de facto starter?

Why won’t the coaches just give this kid a shot?

Man, aren’t quarterback competitions fun!?

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We’re a few months from Thanksgiving and the season hasn’t even started...but man am I happy that the Broncos made that trade.

Good luck with your quarterback search, Seahawks. I don’t think you’ll find an answer until next season, but I can confidently say that I empathize with your fan base right now.

Broncos News

Injury Report: Billy Turner returns to practice for Broncos
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Broncos Notebook: How HC Nathaniel Hackett’s system can help Russell Wilson avoid taking hits
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How extra work with Russell Wilson helps Montrell Washington and other WRs - DenverFan
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Reasons behind the NFL’s big wide receiver contracts and trades - Sports Illustrated
Five months ago the wide receiver market erupted, with teams going on a spending spree featuring QB-like contracts and flipping loads of draft capital for top pass catchers. What fueled the frenzy? And where will it ultimately leave the haves and the have-nots?