Denver Broncos: Comparing the 2017 and 2018 Rosters
By Ian Walsh
Now that free agency and the draft are over, how does the Denver Broncos 2018 roster compare to last year? Let’s see where the team improved and where they got worse…
Addition: Case Keenum
Losses: Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler
Since Peyton Manning retired, the Broncos have been looking for consistency from the quarterback position. In the lead up to free agency, many linked the Broncos to Kirk Cousins. It turns out that Case Keenum was the quarterback the Broncos had targeted all along.
After signing Keenum, the Broncos quickly traded Trevor Siemian and a 7th round pick to the Vikings for a 2019 5th round pick. With Siemian out of the picture, it leaves Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly to battle for the backup quarterback job.
The Verdict: Improved
While Case Keenum is older than Siemian, he is coming off a season where he went 11-3 as a starter with 22 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Keenum turned a corner last year, something that Siemian was never able to during his time with the Broncos and should be a solid starter in Denver for at least the next two years.