Denver Broncos Kevin Hogan is expected to be the starting quarterback for the Hall of Fame Game vs the Falcons August 1st.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is almost time for football games to be played. The Denver Broncos face the Atlanta Falcons on August 1 for the annual Hall of Fame Game, because of the fact that the team will have two icons enshrined—cornerback Champ Bailey and owner Pat Bowlen.
That being said, it should be noted who will be playing in the game. One player not expected to play is starting quarterback Joe Flacco. It bodes the question of who is next man up.
Hogan was claimed off waivers in September of 2018 by the Denver Broncos but has never seen the field for the team.
The decision to start Hogan is not entirely surprising. First off, you do not want to risk injury to your starting quarterback in a meaningless exhibition game. Second of all, the other quarterbacks on the roster are rookies Drew Lock and Brett Rypien.
It is also not surprising that Hogan is expected to start the game because of Lock’s inexperience in getting any sort of action in the NFL. We do not even know how he is going to do in training camp. The last thing you would want to do is throw a young rookie quarterback into a game unless he is truly ready, mentally and physically.
Another thing to note is that the second-string quarterback job is not automatically given to anybody. Lock and Hogan will need to battle it out and fight for it. Unless something odd happens, you should expect to see the Denver Broncos try and sign Rypien to the practice squad.
Well, not to bring up old bad memories, but not too long ago, a former seventh-round quarterback happened to beat out a first-round quarterback. I highly doubt that this will be the case this time around, but anything is possible. You just never know.
The NFL is unpredictable.