The Denver Broncos have their starting quarterback in place, but what about the backup job? Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly will go head-to-head…
After Peyton Manning retired, the Denver Broncos’ quarterback position was left in a very sad state.
Even in Manning’s last year, the Broncos’ quarterback play was pretty bad.
The Broncos’ defense couldn’t keep up with the ineptitude of the offense as of 2017, and the Broncos decided enough was enough.
Case Keenum was signed and introduced as the team’s starting quarterback.
The Broncos made a big statement not only by signing Keenum for $18 million per season but also by passing on five quarterbacks selected in the top 32 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Broncos are buying into Keenum, and they’re also not giving up on Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly’s development.
Since Keenum is coming off of the very first ‘full’ season he’s played as an NFL player (played 16 total games last season including playoffs), it’s not out of the realm of possibility that one of Lynch or Kelly would play significant snaps in 2018.
Prior to 2017, the most games Keenum played in a single season was 10 in 2016.
The backups need to be ready, but how will the competition shake out in training camp?