Broncos-Cardinals Game Thread: Sloter is the Man

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Kyle Sloter
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Kyle Sloter /

The Denver Broncos are rolling with Kyle Sloter as their starting quarterback Thursday. Is there a chance he’ll be in Denver long-term?

You guessed it, the star of this thread is Denver Broncos preseason standout Kyle Sloter.

The undrafted product out of Northern Colorado is the Broncos’ most pleasant surprise.

Because of Paxton Lynch’s arm injury, Sloter will get the start for the Broncos Thursday against Arizona.

Should Sloter make the Broncos’ roster, as he likely will, he is the rare QB from the Big Sky Conference to make it in the NFL.

As an alum of a current Big Sky school myself, Southern Utah, this would be big for all of us.

In any event, Sloter has been the brightest Broncos’ preseason star.

In the preseason, Sloter has completed 80 percent of his passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns.

He is poised in the pocket and knows how to set his feet. This is something my Predominantly Orange colleagues and I have hoped Lynch could do as of yet but alas, he cannot.

I realize that this thread is all about Sloter thus far. There is a good reason for that, per the Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala.

Sloter should also help the Broncos’ diamonds in the rough keep their tradition of excellence intact.

In any event, the Broncos are in relatively good shape considering the injuries befalling the Patriots and Chiefs.

The weather could be a bit sketchy in Denver this evening as well per Marty Coniglio of 9 News.

Some have also speculated that tight end Virgil Green will be cut as well.

If you’re searching for some drama this evening, that’s something to ponder upon.

With Jake Butt poised to return to the lineup as soon as Week 7, Green may be deemed expendable.

In any event, this is your game thread. If any Cardinals fans happen upon us, treat them kindly.

That is of course, the Broncos’ way. GO BRONCOS!!!