Broncos’ John Elway On QB, Von Miller, O-Line

The defending champions have already undergone a major facelift this offseason, but GM John Elway says that he’s not done tinkering with the team’s roster. Of course, in the wake of Peyton Manning‘s retirement and Brock Osweiler‘s departure, the No. 1 item on the team’s agenda will be to figure out its quarterback situation. The Broncos also have to address the contract of star defensive player Von Miller. The Broncos placed the franchise tag on Miller earlier this offseason and the two sides are discussing a long-term pact. John Elway (vertical)

On Monday, Elway addressed these issues and more. Here’s a look at the highlights (via Troy Renck of The Denver Post):

On the team’s quarterback situation:

“We will bring somebody in to compete. We are not going to just turn the job over to [Mark Sanchez] now, even though I know he’s excited about competing for the job. Everything is out there. There are a still a lot of guys. You never know what’s going to fall out of the tree. We are not in any rush.”

On Miller and the possibility of a holdout:

“I don’t see the benefit of it, but the (players) obviously do. But we are going to do everything we can and are hopeful we can come to some kind of agreement. Von is a big part of this. We want him to continue to be a big part.”

On the team’s revamped offensive line:

“We are excited about the bookends. [Donald Stephenson] is a young guy we think has a tremendous amount of upside. And [Russell Okung] is a guy who has played solid the last five or six years, been on championships teams and knows what it takes. Plus it gives us flexibility with the guys we have now with [Ty Sambrailo] and [Michael Schofield] (on playing guard). Different guys can go different places. It opens us up for the draft, and we can get to the point where we can take the best player.”

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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2 comments on “Broncos’ John Elway On QB, Von Miller, O-Line

  1. Sam Robinson

    It’s hard to argue against Elway’s results, but going for an Okung-Stephenson tackle tandem is risky. Neither has shown themselves to be in Ryan Clady’s class. Although Clady probably won’t return to his All-Pro level, he may still be a better option than Okung (zero 16-game seasons compared to Clady’s six), who is not even a year younger. The Broncos should still be in the market for a first-round lineman, given their situation.

  2. Billy

    Yea but anything is better then having to watch Schofield and Harris at tackle. That was a nightmare last year. Ryan Harris was at least serviceable but Schofield was downright dreadful.


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