Broncos urged not to start ex-Baylor and Auburn football star over Bo Nix

One Broncos analyst is against the idea of Denver starting Jarrett Stidham over Bo Nix
One Broncos analyst is against the idea of Denver starting Jarrett Stidham over Bo Nix / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Predominantly Orange's Amir Farrell is adamantly against the idea of the Broncos starting former Baylor and Auburn football star Jarrett Stidham over the 2024 NFL draft's No. 12 pick, Bo Nix -- believing that Nix needs reps, but doesn't need them coming out of desperation to help Denver make a late postseason push.

"Starting Jarrett Stidham Week 1 does not give your offense the utmost potential or even a high ceiling to be a legitimate contender in 2024," Farrell prefaced before saying, "This does not necessarily mean that Bo Nix will do that for you, however, the team will at least begin his development process as an NFL quarterback and he will be able to start learning from his in-game mistakes sooner rather than later. Not to mention, if Stidham were to open the season as the team's starter, at some point come late season, Nix would have the crucial pressure of attempting to win out to save the team's playoff hopes."

Stidham has been rumored to be giving Nix good competition this offseason ahead of training camp, but things could change once practices are more organized and Sean Payton is more urgently preparing his offense for live-game action.

Zach Wilson has 'liveliest arm' in Broncos QB competition with ex-Auburn football QB1s Jarrett Stidham and Bo Nix

ESPN's Jeff Legwold reported that execs believe Wilson has the "liveliest arm" of the Broncos QBs, not to mention the largest repertoire of throws in his arsenal.

And if Payton believes that will lead to wins on the football field, he has a lot of trust in a QB who was so distrusted in New York that Aaron Rodgers' Achilles tear was seen as a death knell to the 2023 Jets season before it even started.

Stidham has the best arm while Nix has the most versatility. If Payton settles on Wilson, the former BYU star must be a different man at altitude.