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AFC West mailbag

Weekend mail call:

Matt from New York wants to know how long Denver will give Knowshon Moreno to develop.

Bill Williamson: I get the impression the Broncos don’t think Moreno, who was taken with the No. 12 overall pick in 2009 by the previous regime, is a long-term answer. Free-agent signee Willis McGahee, 30, has emerged as the lead back, but he has been hurt. Moreno can’t stay healthy and when he has been healthy, his production has been limited. Moreno looks more like a shared-carries type rather than a lead back. So, finding a lead back will likely be on Denver’s list of priorities moving forward. Moreno’s selection seems to be another poor decision by former coach Josh McDaniels.


Kevin from Kansas City wants to know what I think the Chiefs’ plan is for rookie receiver Jonathan Baldwin for the rest of the season.

BW: I think we saw it Monday night against San Diego --- Baldwin is being cut loose. In his second NFL game, the Chiefs’ first-round pick led the Chiefs with five catches for 82 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown pass. He looked terrific. So, don’t expect the Chiefs to slow down the process now. Baldwin adds a different dimension to Kansas City’s offense and I think Kansas City fans should be thrilled by what they saw against the Chargers.


Nate Brown from Indianapolis wants to know if I think quarterback Brady Quinn will get a chance to play in Denver.

BW: I think Quinn could get a shot this season if Tim Tebow fails terribly in the next two or three weeks. This is likely a lost season for the 2-5 Broncos. So, if Tebow shows he is not a player Denver’s brass wants to develop as the quarterback of the future, Quinn could get a his chance. I know the Broncos’ brass is intrigued by Quinn, a first-round pick by Cleveland in 2007, because of his ability to throw from the pocket. Tebow will continue to get his chance, but Quinn’s shot could come.