Woody Paige: Whoever is Broncos quarterback must improve league ranking

George Paton covets that the resolution of the Broncos’ quarterback quandary “happens organically,’’ which he presumably means naturally and conclusively.

The consensus beyond Colorado’s borders is that no matter whether Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater is chosen the No. 1 quarterback he is ranked No. 32 in the NFL.

That’s a low blow to the mile high. It’s as if the winner of a duel between pirates Blackbeard and Henry Morgan is more worthless than Captain Hook.

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Especially since Teddy-Drew won’t throw a purposeful pass of training camp until Wednesday morning.

Yet, according to assorted professional pundits, the Broncos’ contending challengers can’t compare to Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and, yes, Aaron Rodgers, but the duo also are sorrier, claims Pro Football Focus, than Cam & Sam (Newton and Darnold), Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill, and Carson Wentz and Jimmy Garoppolo.

The Broncos’ pair are rated below second-year QBs Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts and rookies Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance and, uh, Justin Fields.

Surely, the quarterback who emerges as the starter in Denver won’t be that awful.

Will he?

You wouldn’t think so if you attended the Broncos’ annual state of the franchise pre-camp media session and press pork perk luncheon Tuesday at Dove Valley. GM Paton and coach Vic Fangio were high on the hog…

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