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Elway likes his QB of the future, too

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08:04 AM ET 05.16 | John Elway, with an eye toward the future while on a conference call with more than 6,000 Broncos ticket-holders, offered a few kind words for his rookie quarterback. [Elway] gave a strong endorsement of rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler as Manning's eventual successor. The Broncos drafted Osweiler at No. 57 in the second round. "When we looked at Brock, the ability to get that type of quarterback, who I believe has a tremendous amount of upside, I feel like we got great value with that pick," Elway said. "We are set for the future, and he's our guy for the future. Sometimes you have to sacrifice the short term for the long term to draft a guy that you believe can be that next guy for you, and that's Brock Osweiler."

The Denver Post

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May 16, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Uh oh.

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May 16, 2012  08:25 AM ET

SO John paid how much money for a short term solution?

May 16, 2012  08:26 AM ET

I say that we all remember this comment.


Broncos QB of the future...

May 16, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Sure he couldn't win at Arizona State... but he beat out Elway's kid for the job, thus he must be good... Elway is a JOKE in the front office. Once the Manning experiment fizzles out (no way he is a pro-bowler in his 40's, IF he even is at full strength now) the Broncos will be AWFUL! They are 3-4 years out from being the worst team in the NFL.

May 16, 2012  08:38 AM ET

What else is Elway going to say? "Uh-oh, we kinda screwed up on this one"?

May 16, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Yeah, once we get past this Manning guy, things are going to be looking up for the Broncos.

May 16, 2012  08:42 AM ET

In 2 short years noone will ever remember Osweiler , Elway screwed up that one. their most pressing need in rd2 is not a backup qb. Elway took too many hits to the head . Loser

May 16, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Didn't they think the same thing about Tebow, since they took him in the first round?

May 16, 2012  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Didn't they think the same thing about Tebow, since they took him in the first round?

Nah. They were just joshin' you with that pick.

May 16, 2012  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I say that we all remember this comment. Broncos QB of the future...

Noted.. Morning Otis

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May 16, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Playing behind Peyton Manning for a couple of years gives this kid the opportunity to be the next Curtis Painter.

May 16, 2012  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Nah. They were just joshin' you with that pick.

Nice...

May 16, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Playing behind Peyton Manning for a couple of years gives this kid the opportunity to be the next Curtis Painter.

Yeah and just look how well that worked out

May 16, 2012  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

What else is Elway going to say? "Uh-oh, we kinda screwed up on this one"?

If Osweiler doesn't work out in Denver, maybe the Jets can take him off their hands, too.

May 16, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Yeah and just look how well that worked out

Painter is the Ravens' problem now.

And Jim Caldwell is the QBs coach. Go figure.

May 16, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Brock Osweiler wasn't even that great of a QB in college. Holding a clipboard for 2-3 years is supposed to make him better? The Broncos QB coach was never a quarterback, he's not going to be a whole lot of help to Osweiler.

May 16, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Noted.. Morning Otis

Good morning, Mangler!!!

 
May 16, 2012  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Didn't they think the same thing about Tebow, since they took him in the first round?

A different 'they', but the same bad conclusion.

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