The Denver Broncos are apparently in no hurry to sign or trade for a new quarterback, though they are interested in Colin Kaepernick.
It appears as though the Denver Broncos are in no rush to make a decision on their next quarterback, following the retirement of Peyton Manning and the loss of Brock Osweiler to Houston…
This is a clear, obvious bluff by the Broncos to keep the value of Kaepernick as low as possible in terms of a possible trade. The Broncos have to be in a hurry to get their next quarterback, because it’s holding up every other area of business at the moment.
If you thought Broncos players weren’t monitoring the team’s moves this offseason, you’re dead wrong. Players have been responding on Twitter all throughout the process, with everything from shock to congratulations, to surprise at reports featuring their own names.
This is a big deal.
John Elway is a trusted man in Denver, and he’s going to have to play some hardball with Trent Baalke. The Broncos have apparently wanted Kaepernick for some time, but weren’t going to intensify efforts to get him until it was certain that Brock Osweiler was leaving.
That happened on Wednesday, and now the Broncos have to make a move. As the QB market thins out from what it already was, people are making crazy claims like trading actual draft assets for Mike Glennon, or acquiring A.J. McCarron from the Bengals because he filled in moderately okay for Andy Dalton.
As I’ve said before — Kaepernick and a guy like RG3 offer the most potential and upside on a bridge quarterback. A guy like Ryan Fitzpatrick would be the best veteran option. Anything outside of that, you’re getting pre-determined mediocrity.
Perhaps Kaepernick wouldn’t pan out, or RG3 wouldn’t pan out either, but at least we’d know that John Elway played the ‘risk’ game as well as he could. Time will tell at this point, but the Broncos are certainly in somewhat of a rush to get a QB, whether they like it or not.