The Denver Broncos have a new competition in the works once training camp resumes on Wednesday. The team signed punter Justin Vogel to compete for the job.
Remember last season when Marquette King appeared to be the answer to the Denver Broncos punting situation? It did not pan out the way Broncos Country had hoped and Colby Wadman was brought in to take his place.
Now Wadman finds himself in a punting competition when training camp resumes on Wednesday. The Denver Broncos announced that they have signed former Green Bay Packers punter Justin Vogel. He will provide some punting competition to Colby Wadman.
Justin Vogel will need to knock off some rust however. He has not punted in a regular season game since 2017. He spent some time on the offseason roster of a couple teams, but never saw any regular season action.
During his 2017 campaign, Vogel recorded an average of 44.4 yards per punt. If we are talking about averages, this is not a good number for a punter. Especially since Colby Wadman averaged nearly the same number during his 2018 campaign.
So, what is the point in bringing in a punter who has not punted in a regular season game in over a year who nearly the same numbers as the starting punter from last season?
Cameron Parker mentioned in his observations at Broncos training camp that Colby Wadman looked a bit off, so perhaps that is why the team brought in Vogel. Could the competition help out Wadman get better?
It will be tough to figure out the meaning behind this signing and what Denver does going forward. I, myself, noted that Colby Wadman could face competition at any time. It appears as if that has come true for the young punter.
Time to see how he handles the competition when training camp resumes on Wednesday.