Broncos RB Peyton Manning on Broncos LB DeMarcus Ware
Posted On August 4, 2021
The Denver Broncos are coming off their best season in over three decades.
But now the team needs to figure out who will start at quarterback for the next few years.
Former Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who led the team to the Super Bowl in 2016, has been named the starter, with veteran linebacker DeMarcus Lawrence starting as the backup.
The Broncos will have three quarterbacks this season, with backup Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch expected to be the starters.
With Ware expected to miss the season with a neck injury, the Broncos have two other talented backs in Arian Foster and DeMarco Murray, but the team is expected to go with a veteran running back in Montee Ball.
Ball is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2015 and 2016, and has shown some flashes of brilliance with the ball in his hands.
But he was hurt during the preseason, and Ball hasn’t played much with the first-team offense.
Ball will likely get the starting nod in Week 1, but that could change.
Ball has had trouble with injuries in the past, but he has never missed a game due to injury.
He also hasn’t been a big part of the offense, as he averaged just 3.4 yards per carry in 2016.
He will have to play a lot better to get the job done.
But with Ware expected back soon, Ball could be in line to start on the season opener.
Ware has been one of the best running backs in the league this year, and he is poised to continue his upward trajectory after the Broncos traded him away for a draft pick in 2017.