Rolovich feeling the love in Denver
By Danny Cup Choy
Monday, Aug. 5, 2002
A simple question was posted on the Denver Broncos website: "Who will be Denver's backup quarterback?"
Amazingly, at the time of this article's release, Hawaii's own Nick Rolovich is leading the poll at 40 percent, followed closely by NFL veteran Steve Beuerlein. Rolovich is not only beating out Beuerlein, but he is also garnering more support than former Notre Dame standout Jarious Jackson as well as former Stanford quarterback Todd Husak, who was the starting quarterback for the Berlin Thunder, champions of NFL Europe.
While this poll means nothing to Bronco coaches, it is fun to see a former Warrior receive such a warm ovation from a new team. He has obviously earned the respect of Bronco fans from his days at Hawaii, and they see a similar type of potential in him that puts them in agreement with what many in Hawaii feel; Rolo can play at the next level.
Two important things should be noted about this story. One is that I have visited the website, and I quickly realized that there is no limitation on how many times one can vote. This means that one person with a lot of time could have voted for Rolovich about 2,000 times. Also, this poll is pure fun. In reality, Rolovich will have an extremely hard time making a team with great quarterback depth. However, no matter what happens, Rolovich can say that at one point in his NFL career, he was a fan favorite. At worst, he will always be a fan favorite for those who bleed green and white.