Mentioned in Saturday’s one-liners but also mentioned in sufficient emails received on Sunday that perhaps it wasn’t noticed on Saturday, it probably makes sense to do a separate post on the subject.
And if it doesn’t make sense, well, it wouldn’t be the first time I did something that doesn’t make sense. This month.
On Saturday, Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway, Broncos coach John Fox, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Broncos quarterbacks coach Adam Gase, and Broncos General Manager Brian Xanders made the trek to Tempe, Arizona to conduct a private workout with former Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Osweiler, an intriguing six-foot, eight-inch prospect who some view as a first-rounder but who others envision as a fourth-rounder, could learn a lot from Peyton Manning, allowing Osweiler to become Manning’s successor in Denver. Then again, few if any of Peyton’s understudies in Indy ever amounted to much of anything, with the Colts or anyone else. And so the question becomes whether Peyton really wants to groom a protege — or whether anything that anyone learns will come only from watching him.
Regardless of whether Osweiler learns via osmosis or otherwise, the Broncos need a competent backup for now (especially if Manning has any lingering neck issues), and someone who will eventually take over in the future. Especially if Tim Tebow is still getting decent results after Manning calls it a career, and if the Broncos win no Super Bowls on Peyton’s watch.