10 quarterbacks for Broncos to consider in 2024 NFL draft

The Denver Broncos seem likely to move on from Russell Wilson this spring, and even if they do bring him back, the team should draft a quarterback in April.

Wilson might return for the 2024 season, but it’s clear that he is not the long-term answer in Denver. The Broncos should draft a quarterback this spring, even if that QB ends up sitting on the bench as a rookie. Denver needs to begin planning for the future, and Sean Payton needs to find a QB that fits his vision.

The Broncos could stay at No. 12 overall and potentially land the fourth-ranked QB in this year’s class (whoever that ends up being). Alternatively, Denver could trade up to select Payton’s favorite QB prospect near the top of the draft (perhaps No. 1 overall).

Most draft pundits view Caleb Williams (USC), Drake Maye (UNC) and Jayden Daniels (LSU) as the top three quarterbacks in the 2024 NFL draft, but there are several other QBs who could also go off the board in the first round.

Payton recently guesstimated that six or seven QBs could be picked in the first round of the draft. Whether it’s in the first round or later in the draft, the Broncos should target the position in April. Here’s a quick list of 10 quarterbacks to know as the NFL draft draws closer.

Caleb Williams, USC

2023 stats: 68.6% for 3,633 yards, 30 TDs, 5 INTs

Draft projection: Top-3 pick

Drake Maye, North Carolina

2023 stats: 63.3% for 3,608 yards, 24 TDs, 9 INTs

Draft projection: Top-3 pick

Jayden Daniels, LSU

2023 stats: 72.2% for 3,812 yards, 40 TDs, 4 INTs

Draft projection: Top-4 pick

J.J. McCarthy, Michigan

2023 stats: 72.3% for 2,991 yards, 22 TDs, 4 INTs

Draft projection: 1st-round pick

Bo Nix, Oregon

2023 stats: 77.4% for 4,508 yards, 45 TDs, 3 INTs

Draft projection: 1st-round pick

Michael Penix, Washington

2023 stats: 65.4% for 4,903 yards, 36 TDs, 11 INTs

Draft projection: Top-50 pick

Michael Pratt, Tulane

2023 stats: 65.4% for 2,406 yards, 22 TDs, 5 INTs

Draft projection: 2nd- or 3rd-round pick

Spencer Rattler, South Carolina

2023 stats: 68.9% for 3,186 yards, 19 TDs, 8 INTs

Draft projection: 3rd- or 4th-round pick

Joe Milton, Tennessee

2023 stats: 64.7% for 2,813 yards, 20 TDs, 5 INTs

Draft projection: 5th-round pick

Sam Hartman, Notre Dame

2023 stats: 63.5% for 2,689 yards, 24 TDs, 8 INTs

Draft projection: Late-round pick

Story originally appeared on Broncos Wire