"Obviously, we have to get better there, whoever is going to be the quarterback".
Just ask John Elway to say "rebuilding".
"I still think that we're not too far away", Elway said earlier in the offseason.
Elway owns seven auto dealerships in the Denver area and I make a point to avoid coming anywhere close to them when I go to Colorado to see family - purely out of fear that his name on the building alone might hypnotize me into a new Jeep or something more expensive. "Life is too short to rebuild in the National Football League".
The Broncos were thought to make a serious push for former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The Broncos' desire to upgrade the offense quickly enough to take advantage of a quality defense came with a hefty price tag, which will be revealed once the terms of the multiyear deal are finalized. An injury to Sam Bradford provided a platform to play, and Keenum capitalized.
If the Broncos plan on taking a player with the 5th overall pick at the quarterback position, this is a lot of money to spend on an insurance policy.
Miller was in Elway's first draft class - in 2011.
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Whoever quarterbacks the Denver Broncos in 2018 will have at least one thing to be thankful for.
The Broncos have found their quarterback.
On a day when the Bengals were silent despite a flurry of action, it's only fitting McCarron's trip to free agency didn't get off to a hot start either.
The Broncos had four quarterbacks with the team this past season, including Chad Kelly on injured reserve, who were former draft picks, and Denver will have simply bypassed them all to sign Keenum.
For Keenum, he will now face a pile of expectations in a quarterback-crazed region that saw its team win a Super Bowl just two seasons ago. They're also working to re-sign center Matt Paradis, who has been the only solid and consistent piece of Denver's offensive line since 2016.
In short, the Broncos have to be right on this one.
Plummer also had a slow start to his career.
Keenum's arrival turns back the clock, or perhaps even stops it, on Lynch.