If you loved Teddy Bridgewater as quarterback of the Broncos, you’re going to like Dan Quinn as the next coach.
To Quinn or Not to Quinn? That is the question as Denver conducts its whirlwind, wings over America search for a new coach, looking for anybody that’s not Uncle Vic.
But here’s the bigger question: Can George Paton be trusted to make the right call on the most important decisions a general manager must make for a football team?
He has yet to prove it. Paton is a grinder. But a visionary? Nope. George plays it safe, taking a cornerback rather than a quarterback with his top pick in the draft. He puts somebody he knows and trusts in the Denver huddle, tells Teddy not to mess it up and hopes for the best.
That’s not visionary. It’s a 7-10 record waiting to happen.
While hiring Quinn is far from the worst thing Paton could do, and better of most of what John Elway messed up after Super Bowl 50, it’s the same old, same old stuff the Broncos have tried, listening to musty Pearl Jam tunes from the 1990s, while innovative offensive thinkers such as Sean McVay and Matt LaFleur get up to dance, showing the NFL how we “Do It To It” now.
Quinn might have you fooled. But at age 51, the hottest coaching candidate in this NFL hiring cycle isn’t hip because he wears his ball…