Denver Broncos: Brian Hoyer takes physical, no contract

Dec 13, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer (7) looks for an open receiver during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 13, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer (7) looks for an open receiver during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Denver Broncos: The Broncos hosted free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer for a visit on Thursday, and he took a physical but no contract was signed…

The Denver Broncos are not making any decision on free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer at this point in time, and neither is the veteran quarterback rushing to a decision…

The Broncos likely want to wait until after the first couple of rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft to see if Hoyer would become a necessity or if he would be better served pursuing opportunities elsewhere. The veteran quarterback likely feels the same way.

John Elway said that Hoyer had a good visit with the team, which included dinner on Wednesday night in Denver and a visit to team facilities on Thursday. Hoyer would certainly bring competition to the Broncos’ QB situation, but he’s not likely a better option than Mark Sanchez.

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Elway likely understands that, and is holding out for a possible Colin Kaepernick trade, which he characterized as ‘dormant’ to the media on Thursday. He subsequently talked about the fact that the Broncos have ‘nine’ picks in this year’s draft, when they actually have 10.

I’m no conspiracy theorist, but I wonder if Elway misspoke, or if they’ve traded one of the 10 for their next QB…

I’ll let you drive yourself crazy over that one for a week.

We’ll have more on the Broncos’ quarterback situation as it develops, but while Hoyer came to team facilities, dined and talked with coaches, and took a physical with the team, he’s not signing at this point in time. He’ll be a possibility for the Broncos as he continues to gauge interest and take other visits around the league, looking for the best opportunity to start in 2016.