College Coach Says Young Broncos QB Is An ‘Alpha Dog’

A Denver Broncos sidekick during the game against the Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals on December 2, 2018, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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The Denver Broncos aren’t expected to perform very well next season, and maybe not even the season after that.

However, there is a big difference between a successful season and a winning team, because the two are not always linked.

For the Broncos, a successful season is one in which they show that they have finally found their franchise quarterback and developed him accordingly.

If that also comes with some success on the field, then so be it.

With that in mind, there’s a good chance they select Bo Nix at quarterback, as Sean Payton and his coaching staff were reportedly very interested in him leading up to the NFL Draft.

Interestingly enough, despite all the mixed reviews he received during his long college career, it seems he had a lot of fans on other shows as well.

In a recent interview, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham raved about Nix, his leadership skills and how he has that “alpha dog” mentality (via Zac Stevens):

“He’s an alpha dog,” Whittingham said. “I don’t know him personally, but you can see it on the pitch. He exudes leadership. You can see he controls the whole attack. He’s the focal point, all the players rally around him.”

Nix’s athleticism or physical attributes have never been a problem.

However, his decision-making often left much to be desired, as he tended to force things or extend the playing time.

Some doubted he would be a good first-round pick, while others, like the Broncos, saw a lot of potential in him.

Still, of all the quarterbacks entering the league this season, he may be the one most ready for the NFL given all the experience he has already gained.

Only time will tell, but for now they may have already found their man.

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