Denver Broncos roster moves: What’s up next?
What can be said about the quarterback position that hasn’t already been said?
Well, after the Broncos’ fourth preseason game, quite a bit.
The Broncos have a tough decision to make here, specifically involving Paxton Lynch. The decision may not seem overly difficult to a large group of Broncos fans, but if you’re John Elway, parting ways with a former first-round pick (that you traded up for) is not an easy decision to make.
It doesn’t seem like Elway is being prideful in holding onto Lynch, either. Financially, it doesn’t make a lot of sense for the Broncos to cut him. If they can trade him and get some value, it would make some sense, but cutting him and paying him nearly $4 million this year to do so might not be the wisest decision.
However, if Lynch is on the roster, it means that someone more deserving is not. That’s just the harsh reality we’re facing right now.
We know the Broncos are keeping Case Keenum and Chad Kelly. The Broncos maintain that Kelly is the number two ‘for now’ and have for some time.
That means that Kelly is likely the number two quarterback unless a better veteran option becomes available via waivers or a trade.
More likely, the Broncos would have to trade for someone.
If they want a third quarterback that bad, how about Robert Griffin III, who had an excellent preseason in Baltimore? How about Joshua Dobbs, who may be the odd man out in Pittsburgh despite an excellent preseason?
There are a few veteran options that would be actual upgrades for the Broncos if they are dead set on keeping three quarterbacks. Some options, like Mike Glennon (via trade) are not attractive options whatsoever.
If the price is right, go get a third quarterback. Otherwise, just stick with Keenum and Kelly. There’s a real chance the Broncos keep Paxton Lynch, however.