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The Denver Broncos have slowly made moves to improve their team during free agency after the initial panic of witnessing a mass exit from the Mile High city.

The Broncos saw some top quality talent leave the team this off-season with quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler both departing from Denver.

Strengthening the wrong position?

Since losing both Manning and Osweiler - for different reasons, everyone has been questioning who the Broncos will bring in at quarterback?


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They traded with the Philadelphia Eagles for Mark Sanchez but fans are still not convinced that he has the quality they need.

Now it appears that the Broncos are playing a long waiting game at QB as their new free agency signing is an addition to their offensive line.

Russell Okung, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks will now line up for the team he helped to be at Super Bowl XLVIII.

Okung joins the Broncos on a five year deal believed to be worth $10.6 million per season with added incentives.

Following six seasons with the Seahawks, Okung - who represented himself during free agency, now joins the Super Bowl champions and has possibly laid the way for another move in Denver.

The arrival of the former Seahawk is widely believed to trigger the Broncos to trade tackle Ryan Clady - although no teams have been linked with him.

Clady missed the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL and with him due to $9.5 million next season, he will be a big relief to be off of the salary cap for the Broncos.

Okung will be some good cover for Denver's starting quarterback next year, but just who will that be?

Whose era in Denver?

The Manning era and the Osweiler experiment are well and truly over in Denver and although they have brought in Sanchez, many people are questioning if he will be the man starting on opening night?

There are some big name quarterbacks currently available for the Broncos to choose from, but each come with their problems.

Ryan Fitzpatrick had a productive year with the New York Jets last year but rumours are that he is pricing himself out of a place in Denver.

The San Francisco 49ers are said to looking to trade away Colin Kaepernick, but is he worth the risk in the mind of general manager John Elway?

Robert Griffin III has been released from the Washington Redskins, but with his long list of injuries, can he be relied on as a starter?

With the Broncos adding depth to their offensive line, does that suggest that they are willing to wait for the draft to find a new quarterback?

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