One of the topics coming out of Denver is that there are a bunch of receivers, but maybe no No. 1 receiver.
There is no longer Brandon Marshall. But there is Jabar Gaffney, Brandon Stokley and Eddie Royal. Plus first-round pick Demaryius Thomas and third-round pick Eric Decker (I’m one of the believers). who are both big, physical receivers. Josh McDaniels isn’ t into the label of who is the go-to guy, but offered some insight to reporters Monday on how he envisions the roles in his offense.
“I hope that we have a lot of guys that end up being our No. 1 receiver at different times during the year,” McDaniels said. “A tight end that catches 10 balls, two different receivers that can catch that many balls during the course of the season on a certain week.”
At the top of the pecking order could be Gaffney, who is the clear choice to be the team’s leading receiver, according to Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs Gazette. Royal is the popular name, but his production dropped dramatically last season with Kyle Orton. McDaniels is looking to get Royal more involved this season, and Gray Caldwell of DenverBroncos.com notes Royal has been spending much of his time in the slot during OTAs.