April 29, 2024 |

Photo – Bo Nix – Courtesy Mile High Sports

Football coaches call the newest Denver Broncos quarterback, Bo Nix, “the super computer.”

Nix held up the familiar orange jersey Friday in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse after being chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft.

The Broncos drafted Nix as the 12th overall pick Thursday night. On Friday, the cerebral and athletic signal caller said he’s ready to compete.

During a stint at Auburn, he was viewed as the Tigers’ version of Tim Tebow. In his first game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Nix rallied Auburn to a victory over Oregon in his first game. The young QB turned inconsistent after his debut, posting 39 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

After graduating, he drove to Oregon for a fresh start to the game. “I just wanted a chance to play for a championship and compete, and that’s what Oregon presented me with,” Nix said. After winning the starting job, he went on to complete 23 passes for 412 yards and four touchdowns. His passing  completion record of  77% moved him to the top of Denver’s wish list.

Arm strength and intelligence set Nix apart from his counterparts in the draft, according to coaches. Dedicated, disciplined and competitive are the adjectives used to describe him by coaches and sports writers.

Nix said he didn’t “have a clue” as to when his name would be called in the draft. He just said he’s happy to be landing in the “Mile High City.”

Nix, a John Elway fan growing up, is following his hero’s big footsteps in Denver.

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