Bo Nix

24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
2024 Fantasy Outlook
The 12th pick in this year’s draft, Nix seemingly has little competition for the starting job in Denver with only career backup Jarrett Stidham and first-round bust Zach Wilson standing in his way. Nix’s best attribute is avoiding negative plays, as he threw 26 INTs in five years as a collegiate starter and took 10 sacks in two years at Oregon. Nix is a skilled passer, though he doesn’t have the arm talent of the other first-round quarterbacks from the 2024 Draft. Oregon’s offense didn’t ask him to do much downfield, instead relying on a heavy diet of screen passes and quick throws, which explains how he set the NCAA single-season record for completion percentage (77.4) last season. Indeed, his 6.8-yard average target depth was the lowest in this year’s draft. At 6-2, 214, Nix is reasonably athletic and can throw on the run but lacks an elite trait. Nix's quick release and processing ability could make him a good fit for Sean's Payton offense -- a la Drew Brees in his later years -- and if anyone is NFL ready it should be Nix, whose 61 starts were an NCAA record for a QB. The Broncos drafted Oregon teammate Troy Franklin in the fourth round to join Courtland Sutton in an otherwise lackluster wideout corps, and Nix should add some rushing stats after posting 1,613 yards and 38 TDs in college. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year deal with the Bengals in May of 2024.
Part of three-way job battle
QBDenver Broncos
May 24, 2024
Coach Sean Payton has made it clear Nix, Jarrett Stidham and Zach Wilson are competing for the starting QB job, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports.
ANALYSIS
Payton said Thursday that Nix is "farther along" than most rookies would be at the same juncture, citing Nix's intelligence and NCAA QB record of 61 starts as likely explanations for his ability to learn the Denver offense quickly. The rookie first-round pick opened Thursday's practice with the starters, but Payton downplayed the significance afterward, mentioning that Stidham got more first-team snaps Tuesday and Wilson took the majority Wednesday. Payton said all three are doing well so far and expressed confidence that the Broncos have a good QB room, though he also used the term "orphan dogs" to describe the trio of Nix, Stidham and Wilson.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Bo Nix's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
214 lbs
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.88 in
 
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Added by Denver with No. 12 pick
QBDenver Broncos
April 25, 2024
The Broncos selected Nix in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, 12th overall.
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QB2 heading into training camp
QBDenver Broncos
June 15, 2024
Nix is running second in Denver's quarterback competition heading into training camp, behind Jarrett Stidham and ahead of Zach Wilson, according to Jon Heath of USA Today Broncos Wire.
ANALYSIS
Nix still has ground to make up on Stidham, but it's hardly surprising that the rookie first-round pick is trailing at this stage considering Stidham has incumbency advantage after starting the final two games of the 2023 season for the Broncos. Nix showed progress during the team's mandatory minicamp, and a strong showing during training camp and preseason could help the 12th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft leapfrog Stidham on the depth chart before Week 1.
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