Joel Klatt is a big fan of Oregon quarterback Bo Nix and his potential fit with the Denver Broncos.

The Broncos are expected to part ways with Russell Wilson this offseason, clearing the way for a new starter under center in 2024. They have the No. 12 pick in this year’s NFL Draft and could be in position to pick Nix from that spot.

“The guy that I think fits best in that mold as an experienced, smart, point-guard style … is Bo Nix from Oregon,” Klatt said. “Nix at 12 makes so much sense to me because of the fit of his style, what his strengths are and what Sean Payton wants out of the quarterback.”

Nix is coming off of the best season of his college career. He threw for 4,508 yards, 45 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He also averaged 11.2 yards per attempt and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

Oregon has not had a quarterback go in the 1st round of the NFL Draft since Justin Herbert was selected No. 6 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020. If Denver does end up drafting Nix, he would be division rivals with Herbert in the AFC West.

There’s still a ways to go in the pre-draft process before the draft begins in late April. Nix is expected to be at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, which begins on Feb. 26.