Denver Broncos: Kyle Sloter expected to make roster

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Kyle Sloter
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Kyle Sloter /

The Denver Broncos have some interesting decisions to make before early this afternoon, and it appears they’ve made a decision on Kyle Sloter…

The Denver Broncos are making final decisions for their 53-man roster, both popular and unpopular. Among the popular decisions is to keep quarterback Kyle Sloter, which hasn’t officially happened but seems imminent.

With Paxton Lynch on the injured list due to a hurt shoulder on his throwing arm, Sloter may be in line to be the Broncos’ primary backup quarterback when the team makes its regular season debut on Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Chargers.

A year ago right now, Sloter was a backup quarterback at the University of Northern Colorado…

The Sloter hive is standing up loud and proud today.

In all honesty, it seems the writing has been on the wall with this move. Sloter had the highest quarterback rating in the league going into the final preseason game, and he left the preseason with the fourth highest PFF QB Rating (108.96) among qualifying quarterbacks.

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Sloter was excellent both under pressure and with a clean pocket, and with some more development, he looks like he could be a really special player.

Obviously, this is a kid who has great athleticism as a former wide receiver. In fact, that’s an aspect of his game we didn’t even really get a great look at in the preseason.

He was fitting the ball into tight windows with his strong arm, and showing he could put nice touch on the ball with deep throws downfield.

Whether or not the Broncos will move forward with Sloter as the backup quarterback remains to be seen. With the length of Lynch’s injury recovery time very vague at this point, they may opt to sign a veteran quarterback over the long haul of the NFL season, while attempting to sneak Sloter onto the practice squad at some point later down the line.

What can’t be argued at this point is how well Sloter played in the preseason, and how deserved his 53-man roster spot is.