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Apr 16, 2021
Trading up for a QB is the ‘most exciting thing that could happen in this Draft’

Trading up for a QB is the ‘most exciting thing that could happen in this Draft’

Photo by Sam Wasson/ Ryan Koenigsberg told Broncos Country Tongith personally would love a trade up because of the hype around the team. But if the GM chooses to do it, the criteria should be that he really loves the prospect. Pat Shurmur was on the sidelines at Justin Fields’ second pro day Wednesday, and DNVR’s Ryan Koenigsberg told Broncos Country Tonight listeners “not to read too much into that.” But still, he called it “notable,” adding that this is time of year teams are not just scouting players but also trying to throw other teams off their...
Apr 14, 2021
Considering ‘players you’d pound the table for’ to end up in Denver

Considering ‘players you’d pound the table for’ to end up in Denver

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Patrick Chiotti talked all things HOF, Drew Lock and the Draft with Ryan Edwards and Benjamin Allbright on a recent Broncos Country Tonight. Patrick Chiotti joined the Broncos Country Tonight crew Monday night and right at the start Ryan Edwards asked about the “debate” that had been circling on Twitter regarding the potential Hall-of-Fame status of Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who announced his retirement on Monday. Obviously the answer is “what potential HOF status?” But since Patriots fans are insufferable, it’s a debate that...
Apr 13, 2021
Broncos players vote not to participate in voluntary offseason conditioning due to COVID-19

Broncos players vote not to participate in voluntary offseason conditioning due to COVID-19

Although the vaccine is now available to every adult, players are concerned about safety issues and a fourth wave. As the official NFL offseason conditioning work is getting ready to launch next week, the Denver Broncos players issued a statement via the NFLPA that they would not be participating due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19. The statement highlights that COVID-19 remains a threat in Colorado and that “it makes no sense for us as players to put ourselves at risk during this dead period.” The statement also reveals that players have been infected at...
Apr 12, 2021
2021 NFL Draft Profile: Is Jaycee Horn the cornerback Denver should take?

2021 NFL Draft Profile: Is Jaycee Horn the cornerback Denver should take?

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ This is considered a deep cornerback class; is the former Gamecock a good fit as a Bronco? Jaycee Horn would like you to know something. He’s the best cornerback in the Draft this year. Three weeks ago, just before his Pro Day at the University of South Carolina March 24, Horn told the media that he’s even more than just the best corner. “I feel like I’m the best defensive player in the draft,” The State newspaper reported. “I’m versatile. I got the size, speed, I’m athletic. I faced every receiver’s body type from Kyle Pitts...
Apr 9, 2021
Ledyard makes a case why Broncos have to go QB in the Draft

Ledyard makes a case why Broncos have to go QB in the Draft

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Talking with Ryan Edwards and Benjamin Allbright earlier this week, Jon Ledyard is passionate that the Broncos should take advantage of their top 10 pick by going quarterback. Draft guru Jon Ledyard made it clear on Broncos Country Tonight earlier this week that he does not think Drew Lock “is horrible at all,” but he still doesn’t know how the Broncos go into the 2021 season without drafting a rookie quarterback at the end of this month. “I have no idea how Denver goes into next season, with the roster that they have, just saying we’re...
Apr 5, 2021
2021 NFL Draft Profile: Is Patrick Surtain II a good idea for the Broncos?

2021 NFL Draft Profile: Is Patrick Surtain II a good idea for the Broncos?

Photo by UA Athletics/Collegiate Images/ Todd McShay had the Broncos taking the Alabama cornerback at No. 9 in his latest mock draft, but is that a good idea? If you’re looking for a pro-ready player to be on the starting roster Week 1, you could hardly go wrong with the son of a former NFL cornerback and the most recent defensive MVP of the college football national championship - Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II. As a true freshman at Alabama in 2018, Surtain II started 12 games and recorded 37 tackles and one interception. The following season, he amassed 42...
Apr 1, 2021
Debating the Broncos’ first-round options

Debating the Broncos’ first-round options

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Until George Paton signals what the Broncos are doing for QB, the questions will abound, the opinions will multiply and the debates will continue. There was a lot of quarterback talk on Broncos Country Tonight Wednesday, beginning with grilling Pro Football Focus’ George Chahrouri on why he compared Alabama’s Mac Jones to a Honda Accord and culminating with a “Take the case to court” segment with Andrew Mason on whether the Broncos should trade up to get a quarterback in the draft. Chahrouri had waded into some rough waters last week with...
Mar 30, 2021
Fangio, Paton both ‘grinders’ who love the ‘process’ of football

Fangio, Paton both ‘grinders’ who love the ‘process’ of football

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ Paul Klee of The Gazette joined Broncos Country Tonight to talk about the relationship between the Broncos’ old-school coach and its new GM. Paul Klee of The Gazette joined Broncos Country Tonight on Monday, and for a break in the discussions about quarterbacks, he and the BCT crew focused their attention on the coach and his relationship with the new GM. Klee pointed out that both Vic Fangio and George Paton love football. They mostly love the process of figuring out the answer - which piece fits the puzzle? “They’re really not that...
Mar 25, 2021
Atwater fired up to see Broncos’ secondary in action

Atwater fired up to see Broncos’ secondary in action

Photo by Joe Amon/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via With the return of Kareem Jackson and Justin Simmons, plus the additions of Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby, the HOF safety is ready for some fireworks in the secondary. Steve Atwater was thrilled to see George Paton give Justin Simmons a long-term contract, excited that he brought in Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby to the cornerback room, but when the Broncos Country Tonight hosts noted that Kareem Jackson is also coming back to the secondary, Atwater was fired up. “K-Jack is back!” the Hall-of-Fame safety...
Mar 25, 2021
George Paton attending Penn State Pro Day today

George Paton attending Penn State Pro Day today

Photo by Benjamin Solomon/ Micah Parsons, Jayson Oweh among his main targets to watch. Broncos’ GM George Paton is attending Penn State’s Pro Day Thursday, according to multiple accounts. At the top of his scouting list will be inside linebacker Micah Parsons as well as edge rusher Jayson Oweh. General manager George Paton will head a small Broncos contingent at Penn State’s pro day today, according to a league source. Top prospects for Penn State are LB Micah Parsons and edge rusher Jayson Oweh.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) March 25, 2021 Parsons, a...
Mar 22, 2021
Simmons: ‘I wanted to be here’

Simmons: ‘I wanted to be here’

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ The All-Pro safety is looking forward to finishing what he has started in Denver - both on the field and off of it. Last season when the Broncos allowed players to wear sweats while traveling to away games near the end of the season, Justin Simmons couldn’t do it. As Vic Fangio noted, “he’s a classy suit-wearer.” Because for Simmons, success is a mindset. And you always wear your best suit when you plan to succeed. Which is exactly what he was planning today when he sported a classy three-piece brown suit at Dove Valley, speaking to the...
Mar 19, 2021
New GM says hanging on to Miller, Harris were top priorities

New GM says hanging on to Miller, Harris were top priorities

denverbroncos.com George Paton acknowledged that one of his priorities since coming to Denver two months ago was to keep Von Miller. When it came to maintaining a strong pass rush in the Broncos’ defense, new GM George Paton had one player in mind. The one who has been the cornerstone of the Broncos defense since being drafted to Denver in 2011. Von Miller. “Von’s been a priority,” Paton said when asked about picking up No. 58’s option. “We wanted Von here since I’ve been here. We were going to try to do that any way we could.” Paton acknowledged that...

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