Broncos Rookie QB Kyle Sloter Shines In Preseason Debut
On Thursday Night around the league, many rookies took the field to audition for their spot on an NFL roster. Former UNC QB Kyle Sloter took full advantage.
Kyle Sloter came into the league out of the University of Northern Colorado with an underdog story to tell. Picked up late in the draft by the Denver Broncos, many speculated Sloter would be a camp body.
However after Thursday night, the narrative may have changed. Sloter saw action last night in the Broncos preseason game and helped lead the Broncos to a come from behind win against the Bears.
Before Sloter came in with the third unit, the Broncos found themselves down 17-10 and struggling to gain any momentum. Enter Slotermania.
Slingin’ Sloter was efficient on the field for the Broncos, going 5/6 94 yards and 1 touchdown pass. Sloter stepped up in the pocket and connected on a 47 yard bomb to Isaiah McKenzie.
Twitter erupted with excitement because the game up until that point seemed lethargic. This led to many vouching for Sloter to get reps with the first unit.
The chances of it happening are highly unlikely. However, Kyle Sloter got the chance of a lifetime. Sloter is a gamer and played big at the University of Northern Colorado including a game winning pass against Montana.
What excites me the most about Sloter is that he stepped out onto the field and proved to people he has the ability to perform and grow at the QB position. He was the match that ignited the gasoline last night for the Broncos.
"“It was awesome. That’s everything you dream of as a kid. Dropping back and throwing a touchdown in the National Football League and leading another one. It was just a blessing to have an opportunity and be in this position. My teammates did a great job putting me in that position” – Kyle Sloter on delivering six points on the first drive (Via Denver Broncos PR)"
Sloter was also excited to be able to share the moment with his family who made the trip.
"“That’s my family: My grandmother, my grandfather, my aunts, uncles, cousins. They all made it out for this. They supported me through everything, the ups and downs in my career. It was an emotional moment to have them here. It meant a lot to me.” – Kyle Sloter on whom he was talking to after the game (Via Denver Broncos PR)"
After a strong performance in his debut, Sloter is making the most out of the opportunities that come his way. Being no stranger to taking advantage of opportunity, Sloter’s done this before.
"“That’s what it’s all about. That’s how I got here from Northern Colorado. The starter went down my senior year. I stuck with it. I was prepared to go out there. That’s the name of the game, just being ready for your opportunity and next man up.” – Kyle Sloter on having an opportunity (Via Denver Broncos PR)"
Twitter Reacts To Kyle Sloter:
Twitter was graced with positive reaction after seeing Kyle Sloter. Here are some of the best reactions to Sloter’s performance.
Mase continues his string of winning tweet of the night.
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