We are just under a month away from the 2019 NFL Draft and speculations are running rampant. Bronco fans have heard mock draft predictions that would bring, everyone from Oklahomaís Kyler Murray to the University of Houstonís Ed Oliver to Denver. While both would be fantastic draft picks itís really unclear at this point as to which Denverís top choice is in this years draft.
Coach Fangio was asked at the NFL Head Coaches Breakfast Tuesday, on what was the most difficult position to evaluate, and Fangio had this to say, ďI think they all have their own little difficult parts to it. Probably quarterback is the most difficult, only because itís the most visible. Itís the most important position to play in all of sports, not just football.Ē While MLB players might argue hitting a 98-mile an hour fastball is the most difficult in sports, or an NHL goalie stopping an onslaught of pucks, the position at quarterback in the NFL is probably the most recognized in all of sports.
The Denver Broncos have yet to master the evaluation process under Center. Since John Elway retired in 1998 after his second Super Bowl win, the Denver Broncos have started eight quarterbacks over a 20-year period. John Elway played for the Denver Broncos for 15-years playing 234 games.
The Broncos acquisition of Joe Flacco earlier this year recorded Denverís 9th potential, starter since the end of the Elway era a move that didnít sit well with some fans. Elway did however; make some significant moves in free agency that took the heat off of his decision to bring the Ravens veteran quarterback to Denver.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets lost big in Indiana Monday night during their fourth game of a four game road trip. The Nuggets managed to win the previous three in New York, Washington, and Boston but the Pacers proved to be too much for an exhausted Denver Nuggets team. Indiana jumped out to a 63-46 lead at the half and didnít look back beating Denver 124-88.
Denver returned home Tuesday night to face the Detroit Pistons before heading out for a two-game road trip to Houston and Oklahoma (Results unavailable as of press). The Nuggets are a game down in their season series with the Rockets and hope to tie up the series and move back into the number one spot in the Western Conference.
The Colorado Avalanche split a two-game series with the Chicago Blackhawks over the weekend with a win on Saturday night (4-2), and a loss on Sunday afternoon (2-1). The Avalanche have six remaining games and a chance to make the playoffs in the final wild-card spot. Colorado will host the Golden Knights Wednesday night at 8 p.m. MST. at Pepsi Center.