DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24:  C.J. Anderson #22 of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball in the second half against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

C.J. Anderson: Broncos not holding out for ‘hero’ at QB

Now that he’s staying in Denver, C.J. Anderson is making it clear that he’s not concerned about the Broncos’ quarterback situation.

Or maybe he’s watched a lot of TV this winter and his word choice is affected by a certain earworm beer commercial.

Anderson told Pro Football Talk that whoever the Broncos’ quarterback is in 2016, “they don’t have to be a hero.”

An argument can be made that the Broncos didn’t get consistently great play from either Brock Osweiler or Peyton Manning and that the defense carried them to their championship in 2015.

No matter how the Broncos’ quarterback situation shakes out, their title defense might have to be driven by the defense. Neither Trevor Seimian nor Mark Sanchez seem to have any savior-like qualities, and no one seems larger than life at the moment among the carousel of Robert Griffin III, Colin Kaepernick and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Had the Jets made the playoffs last season, Fitzpatrick would have been hailed as a hero in New York. But his three-interception performance in Week 17 at Buffalo is probably the reason he’s still a free agent.

So while it’s anyone’s guess who will be calling the signals for the Broncos in 2016, Anderson isn’t exactly up late at night tossing and turning over it.