Everyone knows what while Peyton Manning is right now the QB for the Broncos, everyone should know that the 11-time Pro Bowl pick is one hit away from being done, and the Broncos will have to move on without him.
With that said, the Broncos still are in search mode for a young, up-and-coming passer to have behind Manning, but they can be a little more patient for that prospect to develop according to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post.
“It’s an important position in putting your team together, and we want to be as strong as possible on the roster in as many spots as possible,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway said. “We know what we have in Peyton and we’re excited, but we’re always going to look at the quarterbacks.”
On this year’s draft board, the quarterbacks the Broncos have spent the most time with are Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden and Arizona State’s Brock Osweiler, who has an edge if only because he’s seven years younger than Weeden.
The team put Weeden through a private workout and then had him do an extended sit-down with team officials in the days before Manning’s first visit to the Broncos’ Dove Valley complex. Manning was on the Broncos’ plane when team officials returned to Denver from their visit with Weeden in Stillwater, Okla. Elway, general manager Brian Xanders and coach John Fox led a contingent to put Osweiler through the on-field paces in Tempe, Ariz., late last month.
“We saw a lot of good things in both places,” Elway said. “I think both those guys showed very well.”