Here We Go Again: 3 Moves the Denver Broncos Should Make

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Denver needs to move up in the draft.

If they want a Baker Mayfield or a Josh Allen, even a Josh Rosen, Denver is going to have to pick in the top-3 of the draft.  Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert is the one but he has not declared an intention to forgo his senior season for the Ducks, so his availability is murky.

Te good news from a draft position standpoint is that the teams that have the worst records and best shot at the top picks, have all recently selected quarterbacks.  The Cardinals and Jets have their QB’s.  Oakland and Derek Carr have some things to work out, the Niners will get Jimmy Garoppolo back.  Jacksonville is possible competition, having been rumored to be done with Blake Bortles.

Regardless, Denver needs to get the highest draft pick they can and then trade that up for the chance at a game-changing quarterback.  Go big or go home, enough of the late-first rounders and retreads.  Get a big name like they did in 1983 when they traded for John Elway.

The offensive line needs help though fortunately it appears Garett Bolles has figured it out.  There will be an influx of linemen that return from injury so Denver may be fortunate there. Tight end is an issue if Jeff Heuermann and Jake Butt are slowed by their injuries.

The defensive backfield and middle linebackers are a mess and need upgrades at nearly every position.  It’s difficult to say but Chris Harris Jr., will be slowed by his injury.  Harris turns 30 over the summer and we know that age is not kind to defensive backs.

It’s a big job and one that’s not going to be solved by one draft or one offseason of activity.  Denver could save a ton of money with the above mentioned Kaepernick, Kelly or Flacco.  They could make a big play in free agency like they did before the 2015 season.

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Maybe old Johnny has another fourth-quarter comeback in his back pocket and everything will be fine but just in case he doesn’t, how about the Broncos and their fans take a breath and ease back on the knee-jerk throttles.  We’ve been in this position before with Josh McDaniels and the impromptu firing and disarray took the Broncos several seasons to overcome.

Joseph may not be the man, Keenum is not the man and there’s no easy or quick path to immediate improvement.  If the Denver Nuggets (the best team in the NBA) have taught us anything is that patience pays off.

Why is it so hard for us to grant them that?