Denver Broncos: What if They Don’t Draft a Quarterback?

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We’ve covered the Denver Broncos quarterback position almost exclusively. So much so that we’ve ignored other things that the team needs to do to be successful.

Let’s start with where the Denver Broncos are strong.  They are deep and talented at running back with Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman and Devontae Booker. They are strong at wide receiver whether or not they retain Emmanuel Sanders‘ services.  Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton look to be the next wave of Denver wideouts with Tim Patrick also providing solid production.

Outside linebacker is a strength, Von Miller and Bradley Chubb are special and Shaquille Barrett is a quality backup.  Shane Ray is still on the roster, coming off of a down year in former coach Vance Joseph‘s dog house. Vic Fangio may yet see something in the third-year player, bolstering the depth at that position.

Sadly, that’s about it though it bears mentioning that the new staff appears to be an upgrade across the board. Rich Scangarello enters his first season as Denver’s offensive coordinator but he comes with high regard from Kyle Shanahan‘s system in San Francisco. Fangio led the Chicago Bears defense to a spectacular season, Mike Munchak is the Michael Jordan of offensive line coaches.  The coaching staff is serious and accomplished.

With nearly every position on the field either week or lacking depth, the Broncos needs exceed just the quarterback.  It truly is a chicken or egg situation.  The Broncos can’t be successful without a quarterback, a Broncos quarterback can’t be successful without a talented team around him.