Denver Broncos: The case for Kyle Lauletta as the QB of the future


The Denver Broncos need to find a long-term solution at the quarterback position. Here’s a case for Richmond sleeper Kyle Lauletta…

When discussing the possibilities for the Denver Broncos at the quarterback position, most conversations are centered around players like Kirk Cousins, Baker Mayfield, and even Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen at times.

There are obviously other options that have been thrown out there, and you can rest assured that if you read this site enough, you’ll hear potentially every option explored because that’s what we’re here to do, ultimately.

One player who should be given some strong consideration is Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta, a player that was recently named MVP of the Senior Bowl after a stellar performance in the game itself, and a player who really stood out as one of the most improved over the course of the week of practices.

Lauletta was first introduced to the NFL Draft community in 2016 when ESPN’s Todd McShay — a fellow former Spider — included him in his ‘file this one for later’ notes.

When Lauletta was invited to the Senior Bowl, the spotlight was officially on. The first video I discovered of this guy immediately made me fall in love with him as a prospect:

After watching that video of Lauletta in practice, I was intrigued. This is a guy that already operates like a professional. It’s no surprise that one of his two majors in college was in leadership studies, as he clearly has an understanding of how to lead in a football setting.

Upon further review, the guy also has what it takes in terms of tools and skills on the football field. Having played for four different offensive coordinators at Richmond, this is a player that adapts quickly and has experience with pro-style concepts.

Mentally, he has the ability to adjust on the fly and, this is just a guess on my part, but I would say he has the ability to quickly adjust and digest an NFL playbook. Getting a chance to take part in a post-practice interview in Mobile, you can’t help but be impressed by this guy:

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Lauletta absolutely has the skill set as a passer to be successful in the NFL. I also believe he has the ability to adjust to the professional game quickly as far as the mental aspect of everything is concerned. His ability to process defensive tendencies will only get better with time.

This guy looks like a special talent, both on and off the field. I think a case could be made for him as the best long-term option for the Denver Broncos, but he’s still relatively unknown so that’s obviously not going to be a popular opinion or declaration.

I think in this year’s draft class, there are a few options for the Broncos I would really like as long-term fits. It’s up to Denver to make the right call. They have the opportunity with higher picks obviously to get a chance at better players. That is not a luxury they’ve had since 2011.

I included Lauletta in my most recent Broncos mock draft, and I think the scenario presented is a plausible one. The Broncos could sign a veteran that could plug the hole for a year, maybe two, and still not have to give up on Paxton Lynch while also giving Lauletta a shot to develop. They have the ability to keep their options open if they so desire.

I feel like this guy could be a really nice option for Denver.