As we enter the final weekend of the 2023 NFL regular season, our eyes are starting to look toward the offseason. Unfortunately for the Broncos, they were officially eliminated from the postseason this weekend after victories by the Steelers and Chiefs. So, with only one game left and no chance at the postseason, let us look towards the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.
After their 16-9 victory over the Chargers this past Sunday, the Denver Broncos still hold the 14th overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft according to Tankathon.
A lot has changed since my previous update on the Broncos' draft selection. Since then, the Broncos have benched quarterback Russell Wilson and will likely part ways with him this offseason. This means the Broncos will be in the market for a new starting quarterback and with them eating a good chunk of dead money, their most likely avenue to get a quarterback will be through the draft.
Unfortunately for the Broncos, there are a lot of quarterback-needy teams currently ahead of them. The Chicago Bears, Washington Commanders, New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons, Las Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, and New Orleans Saints all pick ahead of the Broncos currently and all could/will draft a quarterback in the first round of the upcoming draft. Now, potential Justin Fields and Kyler Murray trades could take two of these teams out of the running, and a veteran signing of Kirk Cousins and say potentially a Gardner Minshew or Ryan Tannehill could also take a team out of the running for a quarterback prospect. So, a lot can and will change in the coming months but right now, the Broncos are facing a ton of competition for quarterbacks this offseason.
Barring a trade-up, names like Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and potentially Jayden Daniels are not realistic for the Broncos right now. That leaves players like Washington’s Michael Penix Jr., Oregon’s Bo Nix, and potentially Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy as names most realistic for the Broncos right now.
With all this said, we are in the beginning of a long drawn-out evaluation process for these quarterbacks. A lot can change like how they do in All-Star games if they participate, interviews, all that goes on at the Combine, Pro Days, medicals, and everything in between. Plus, the Broncos could say “F Them Picks” once again and make a major move up for one of the top guys.
Time will tell how everything plays but for now, all we can do is guess. So, I ask you Broncos Country (and will likely ask for the next four months), how would you like the Broncos to address their quarterback position this offseason?
Should the Broncos trade up for a quarterback in the draft?
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