Friday, December 24, 2010
Could two Stanford QBs unite in Denver?
By Bill Williamson
Catching up on some Christmas Eve AFC West nuggets:
Denver Broncos front-office-man in-waiting John Elway sounded like he wouldn’t mind seeing the Broncos take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck if they end up with the No. 1 overall pick. The Broncos are currently on pace to the No. 2 pick, while Carolina is on pace to get the No. 1 pick. Luck, if he enters the draft, is expected to be the No. 1 pick.
Even though a lot would have to happen for Denver to be in position to take Luck, if it did happen, the Broncos would have to make a decision. It drafted Tim Tebow in the first round this year. Luck is expected to be more of a sure thing than Tebow by many NFL observers.
An Elway-Luck union in Denver would be a heck of a story. Elway was the last Stanford quarterback to go No.1 in the draft. The Baltimore Colts took Elway and traded him to Denver in 1983. That worked out OK for Denver.
- Kansas City coach Todd Haley has “banned” the use of a very exciting word in Kansas City these days. It’s another example of how focused Haley has this young team heading down the stretch.
- Denver named left tackle Ryan Clady its recipient of the Ed Block Courage award. Clady was recognized for a fast rehabilitation after he tore his patella tendon while playing basketball in April.
- Expect Mike Tolbert to start for San Diego on Sunday. Ryan Mathews will likely get his share of carries but Tolbert will likely get the starting nod.
- ESPN Stats & Information has a look at the Raiders’ offensive resurgence. The Raiders, who are hot in the first quarter of games, have almost doubled their touchdown total from a year ago.