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The Denver Broncos have walked into a new era. Their acquisition of Russell Wilson didn’t turn into anything except the largest dead cap figure in NFL history, forcing their hand into a rebuild where they drafted a brand new franchise quarterback: Oregon’s Bo Nix with the 12th pick in the draft.

That selection was controversial, to say the least. Nix wasn’t really connected to anyone outside of the Broncos in the leadup to the draft, mostly due to concerns about his perceived ceiling at the NFL level. However, none of that really matters now. Nix is the Broncos’ quarterback of the future — and based on the quarterbacks they have surrounding him, he’s probably the quarterback of now, too.

Nix joins Jarrett Stidham and Zach Wilson in the Broncos’ quarterback room. Stidham started the final two games of last season following the benching of Russell Wilson, posting a quarterback rating of 31.0 (out of 100) for the season. Zach Wilson started for the Jets for the majority of last season after Aaron Rodgers suffered an Achilles injury, posting a QBR of 30.8. To put it lightly, Wilson and Stidham have struggled up to this point and they’re the only ones standing in the way of Nix becoming the starting quarterback

It’s fair to ask: Is this even a real quarterback competition? Those players have been established as non-starter talent in the NFL. Neither Stidham nor Wilson are even veteran players that a team would trust to hold down the fort for a while, like the Patriots are doing with Jacoby Brissett and Drake Maye. These guys are confirmed backups, at best. It really does seem like the Broncos have full intention of making Nix the starting quarterback without much competition.

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