Broncos, Briefly: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

Posted Jan 12, 2018

A quick look at the recent buzz on the Denver Broncos.

The Broncos’ youth movement at safety, led by Simmons, could pay dividends after encouraging signs in 2017 (Nick Kosmider, Denver Post)
In a 2017 season of dark clouds for the Broncos, one of the few silver linings was the growth and impact of Simmons, who looked at times in 2017 like a player who could have Pro Bowl nods in his future.

With focus on development, Broncos take new approach with recent coaching hires (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
The Broncos have shifted away from the traditional coaching structure they’ve employed in years past and taken on an approach that’s becoming more common in the NFL — not just during the season, but in the offseason, too.

With Baker Mayfield, Broncos would weigh if resume, swagger are a fit (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
Mayfield easily has the most detailed résumé of the top quarterback prospects.

He’s just 20, so Broncos would need plan to raise Sam Darnold right as QB (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
Darnold is a rare player because of his frame, arm strength and athleticism at the position. He’ll also be the youngest of the top prospects at the position, given he’ll turn just 21 three weeks before his first NFL training camp opens.

Broncos linebacker Marshall thinks John Elway will address QB position in free agency (Curtis Crabtree, Pro Football Talk)
“I mean, there’s a couple guys out there,” Marshall said. “You know. We played against a guy in Week 16 that was pretty good. There’s a couple guys out there.”