Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
Quinn Meinerz of the Broncos named the 5th best guard in the NFL

The recent ranking of the top 32 guards in the NFL by Thomas Valentine of Pro Football Focus has placed Denver Broncos’ offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz in the fifth spot. This ranking comes amidst various rankings about Denver in the offseason, ranging from head coach Sean Payton’s 16th placement on Touchdown Wire’s top head coach list to PFF ranking the Broncos’ roster as dead last. However, Meinerz’s high ranking provides some reassurance to Broncos fans that a reliable offensive lineman will be there to protect the team’s new quarterback, whether it’s Bo Nix, Jarrett Stidham, or Zach Wilson.

Valentine highlighted Meinerz’s strong performance in the 2023 season, where he played all 17 regular-season games and earned an impressive 83.7 PFF overall grade, ranking third best among guards. With his overall grade improving for two consecutive seasons, Meinerz has quietly established himself as one of the league’s top guards. His ability to excel in both run-blocking and pass protection was underscored by his 3.8% pressure rate allowed, the 14th lowest in the NFL, and his impressive 88.7 run-blocking grade, which ranked second in the league.

As the Broncos prepare for the post-Russell Wilson era in 2024, Meinerz’s presence will be crucial in providing solid protection for the team’s new quarterback. Regardless of who wins the starting QB job, they can rely on Meinerz to deliver strong performances in both run-blocking and pass protection throughout the upcoming season. The combination of Meinerz’s talent and consistency bodes well for the Broncos’ offensive line as they navigate

By Aiden Nguyen

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