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Denver Broncos make another QB move after trading Bo Nix pick Zach Wilson

The Denver Broncos are undergoing a serious makeover this season. Head coach Sean Payton is hard at work putting his stamp on the roster, starting with a lot of work on the offensive side of the ball. In Denver’s most recent move, the team parted ways with one of the members of their quarterback room.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowlerhave released Broncos quarterback Ben DiNucci.

DiNucci played three games for the Cowboys in 2020, then bounced around to multiple teams before having an impressive season with the Seattle Sea Dragons of the XFL. He then accepted a mini-camp tryout in Denver but was ultimately cut.

The Broncos have made a concerted effort to revamp their quarterback room this season. Their biggest move was releasing Russell Wilson. Denver sent a significant trade package to the Seattle Seahawks to acquire Wilson a few years ago, but he never reached a deal with the Broncos. The former franchise QB signed a lucrative contract extension with the Broncos that technically starts this year, the same season he was fired. Wilson is on Denver’s books at $53 million against the cap in 2024.

Before the 2024 NFL Draft, the Broncos traded for former Jets QB Zach Wilson. He came cheap and provides QB depth.

The Broncos drafted Bo Nix with the 12th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Jarrett Stidham also remains on the roster. He started two games down the road in 2023 after Denver decided to preserve Russell Wilson’s health ahead of potential trade talks.

As we get closer to the NFL offseason programs, the Broncos’ starter is looking like Bo Nix. Stidham projects at QB2 and Wilson as a contingency plan. It’s not a sexy QB situation, but the Broncos did what they could given their limits.

Will Bo Nix succeed where Russell Wilson failed?

Oregon quarterback Bo Nix leaps into the end zone for a touchdown as the No. 9 Oregon Ducks host Washington State
© Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA TODAY NETWORK

Bo Nix enters the NFL with serious expectations. Sean Payton is looking to improve his team’s performance after a sub-.500 season in 2023.

The failure of the Russell Wilson trade is a real progress stopper for Denver. In two seasons with the team, Wilson recorded 6,594 passing yards, 42 TDs and 19 INTs. Denver had an 11-19 record during Wilson’s tenure with the team. Bo Nix is ​​expected to surpass all of these numbers, and the roster is set to make that happen during his rookie year.

Denver has made several moves this offseason in an effort to set their new QB up for success in year one. During free agency, the team signed Josh Reynolds from Detroit and added several depth pieces to the offensive line. They also added reinforcements on the defensive line and in the secondary.

Bo Nix has a variety of weapons to choose from. Denver’s top three running backs (Williams, Perine, McLaughlin) all return, along with rookie Audric Estime. The receiver room is led by Courtland Sutton, Marvin Mims Jr., Josh Reynolds and rookie Troy Franklin.

Denver is expected to have an offensive starting line of Garrett Boles, Ben Powers, Luke Wattenberg, Quinn Meinerz and Mike McGlinchey.

According to multiple sportsbooks, Denver’s over/under win total for the 2024 season currently stands at 5.5 wins. Denver will need to surpass this win total if they want fans to consider the 2024 season a success.