Potential Broncos future at QB featured as Corral and Willis meet

Oct 30, 2021; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Matt Corral (2) smiles after scoring a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers during the second quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have been searching high and low for a quarterback since the departure of Peyton Manning.

Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock have done little to show they have what it takes to be a long-term answer to a long-standing issue.

With the trade involving Von Miller, Denver has itself the capital necessary to pursue a quarterback in a variety of ways.

Could Miller have been moved to help secure the future face of the Broncos franchise?

If general manager George Paton chooses the draft, he could do much worse than the top two players at the position in Malik Henry (Liberty) and Matt Corral (Ole Miss). Both were on the Broncos’ radar to start the season and should be smack dab at the top of their list now.

If Paton is serious about solving the black hole that is the quarterback position for years to come, he will be in Oxford, Miss. as the two share the same field Saturday.

Matt Corral could be the Broncos long term option at QB

Corral has dazzled this season. The junior from Ventura, California boasts a QBR of 84.1 per ESPN with 15 touchdowns and only two interceptions. He has improved his accuracy and feel for the position from his sophomore campaign.

Additionally, the star for the Rebels has over 500 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Corral has a nice feel for the run game plus athleticism to be dangerous for opposing defenses.

Corral may not be the biggest player at his position checking in at 6-foot and 200 pounds, but his toughness can’t be questioned. After suffering what appeared to be a serious ankle injury, Corral came back to finish with his teammates against a tough Auburn defense.

This dual-threat quarterback has continued to elevate his game with the tutelage of former NFL head coach Lane Kiffin. Corral absolutely needs to be on every Broncos fan’s radar heading into the 2022 draft.

Malik Willis is special and could be a difference-maker for the Broncos for years to come

Corral’s counterpart this weekend has also been nothing short of outstanding.

The do-it-all quarterback from Liberty has continued to improve week after week. His ball placement is wonderful and ‘easy cheese’. The ball jumps out of his hand to anywhere on the field.

Willis also presents a wonderful athletic profile and is even more dangerous than Corral as a runner. Though he is not quite up to Lamar Jackson (as many people have connected him to), the junior from Atlanta is a very dynamic runner with the ball in his hands.

Willis has a phenomenal stat line of almost 2,000 yards passing with 21 touchdowns and only six interceptions while adding 684 yards on the ground with nine touchdowns. One could assume that either his arm or legs are his best trait to offer an NFL franchise. However, his leadership qualities maybe his best traits.

There is a lot to like about Willis and Corral and Broncos fans may want to take advantage of watching them both play this Saturday. Who knows, one of them may be the team’s answer to their biggest question mark moving forward.

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