Broncos Wire podcast: QB competition, trades and UDFA sleepers

What a whirlwind of an offseason it’s been for the Denver Broncos!

One week after the 2024 NFL draft, I joined host Ryan O’Leary on the Broncos Wire podcast to discuss Denver’s quarterback situation, recent (and upcoming?) trades, sleeper UDFAs, the new uniforms and much more.

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Check out our notes from this week’s podcast below. 

Broncos draft QB Bo Nix 

  • Denver used the 12th overall pick in the first round to select Oregon quarterback Bo Nix. Good move?

Broncos trade for QB Zach Wilson 

  • Denver sent a 6th-round pick to the Jets in exchange for a 7th-round pick and QB Zach Wilson. Broncos and New York will split his salary (about $2.72 million each).

  • It’s a lottery ticket for Denver. Wilson probably isn’t going to become a great QB, but it’s a low-risk move and you never know. Worth a shot.

  • Broncos now have Bo Nix, Jarrett Stidham and Zach Wilson at QB. Quite a summer competition. Will they carry 3 QBs? If not, who gets cut?

Broncos trade for DE John Franklin-Myers

  • Denver sent a 2026 sixth-round pick to the Jets for DE John Franklin-Myers. After paying Haason Reddick, New York couldn’t afford to keep Franklin-Myers, so the Broncos got a huge discount.

  • He had 50-straight starts for the Jets, totaling 14.5 sacks. I think of him as Denver’s new Dre’Mont Jones.

  • Broncos now have an excellent front-three rotation of Zach Allen, Franklin Myers, D.J. Jones and Malcolm Roach.

Broncos aren’t trading Courtland Sutton (right now) 

  • The WR room is very crowded, so we’ll see if a trade might happen later.

  • WRs: Courtland Sutton, Marvin Mims, Tim Patric, Josh Reynold, Troy Franklin, Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Jalen Virgil, Brandon Johnson, Devaughn Vele

Other notable draft picks 

  • Round 3: OLB Jonah Elliss, Utah (12 sacks last year; Dad played for DEN)

  • Round 4: WR Troy Franklin, Oregon (steal, Nix’s favorite WR; 14 TDs in ’23)

  • Round 5: CB Kris Abram-Draine, Missouri (good depth, versatile)

  • Round 5: RB Audric Estimé, Notre Dame (4.71, but bruiser, vision, smart) (es-ta-may)

2 notable undrafted free agent signings 

  • RB Blake Watson, Memphis (UDFA RB1)

  • OT Frank Crum, Wyoming (UDFA OT1)

  • RBs: Williams, Samaje, Jaleel McLaughlin, Audric Estimé, Blake Watson

Broncos got new uniforms 

What’s next? 

  • Rookie minicamp in May, then OTAs

  • NFL schedule coming May 9?

  • Mandatory minicamp in mid-June

  • Training camp begins in late July

  • Preseason and roster cuts in August

Ryan and I will return with new episodes as news pops up this summer.

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