The Denver Broncos have struggled mightily to find a reliable starting quarterback since Peyton Manning's retirement in 2016.
In the time since, the Broncos have trotted out Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch, Brock Osweiler, and Case Keenum to mediocre results. The struggle under center has worn on the Broncos faithful and the team's general manager.
"It's a hard position to fill," John Elway said Wednesday on the first day of rookie training camp, according to ESPN's Jeff Legwold. "We tried to shake all these trees around here the last four years and the quarterbacks didn't fall out. So, it's difficult. We've taken a lot of shots, we've tried a lot of different situations."
The latest plan involved trading with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason for veteran Joe Flacco. With the Super Bowl XLVII champion and rookie second-round pick Drew Lock in tow, Elway hopes he's finally solved Denver's quarterback question.
"It's been a battle, but this league's a battle. It's been a tough situation, especially at that position," Elway said.
"Any football team when you get back to that position, I think when the football team has confidence with the guy at that position it makes your football team better," Elway said. "Joe proved, he showed everybody on our football team he's that guy."