With the first preseason game in the books, it is time for player/position grades. Obviously some players looked better than others and graded out better. We’ll start out with the quarterbacks and the offense. Remember, a C grade is where every player start at. If they show anything negative, it lowers the grade. Do something well and the grade rises a bit. Players with an N/A grade are players who didn’t see a snap.
Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) scrabbles for a large gain in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Seahawks 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
- Peyton Manning: B+
What can be said about Peyton Manning? He looked like he was in midseason form. Quick to the line, quick release and accurate throws. Only one throw stood out in a negative form. It was a pass slightly high to Demaryius Thomas. Other than that there were no issues, outside of being pressured when he threw.
- Brock Osweiler: B-
Despite throwing an interception, Brock Osweiler had a rather good game. Of course there is room for growth, but there is only so much growing one can do without playing. Brock had a good sense of pressure and showed his mobility to escape it and even take off on a scramble. His arm was solid, as was his accuracy. Two drops from receivers don’t help his case either.
- Zac Dysert and Bryn Renner: N/A
How can you grade someone for a game when they don’t play in? If it helps any, a C can be handed out. They did an excellent job standing on the sideline.
Very solid showing from those who actually played. If Dysert doesn’t see many reps in-game, it may be a sign they are looking to sneak him to the practice squad. That or, that they want to get Osweiler experience, even if it is the preseason.