May 23, 2024

During the NFL Combine, Michael Penix Jr. recounted his formal interview with the Broncos and coach Sean Payton as quite distinct from others. Penix expressed his confidence both before and after the meeting, highlighting the appeal of playing under the guidance of Coach Payton.

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What set this meeting apart was the Broncos’ focus on Penix’s mistakes. Penix acknowledged that it was a challenging session, with the team scrutinizing numerous unfavorable plays from his college career, including his difficult final game against Michigan in the national championship. However, rather than being deterred, Penix welcomed the opportunity to demonstrate his ability to handle adversity, acknowledging the demanding nature of the professional level.

The Broncos conducted discussions with various quarterbacks at the Combine, including Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, Bo Nix, J.J. McCarthy, and Spencer Rattler, among others. These conversations likely mirrored Penix’s experience, characterized by tough questioning and a desire for honesty.

Penix emphasized his commitment to transparency, indicating his readiness to confront any challenges or criticisms head-on.

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