Broncos free agent quarterbacks to consider as backups in 2020
The Denver Broncos could be looking to upgrade their backup quarterback position in the 2020 offseason. Who are the options in free agency?
Who is going to be Drew Lock’s backup with the Denver Broncos in 2020?
Joe Flacco is under contract with the Broncos, but he is an expected cap casualty this offseason. Brandon Allen is a restricted free agent and it seems unlikely the Broncos will tender him.
Brett Rypien spent last year on and off the Broncos’ practice squad with a short stint as the backup on the active roster, but will he be the ideal fit as the backup in Pat Shurmur’s new offense?
Most NFL teams ideally like to have a veteran behind a young quarterback, and if the Broncos’ roster is good enough to earn a wild card spot in the playoffs in 2020, it would not be a bad idea for the team to have a veteran signal caller behind Lock who could help the team win some games in the event that Lock can’t play, for whatever reason.
Anytime I bring up the idea of backup quarterbacks on Twitter, droves of people come at me like I have just suggested these guys to be the next franchise QB of the Broncos. Let me clarify — these suggestions are for the Broncos’ backup quarterback job, and we’re looking at available free agents.
You’re not going to get many situations like the Titans had this past offseason when they traded for Ryan Tannehill, who was looking for a place to rehab his status as a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Those possibilities do exist this offseason, as do possibilities for players who are maybe not flashy but guys who can get the job done and be assets in the locker room for Denver.
The backup quarterback is important in today’s NFL. The Broncos know that first hand.
Which free agents could the Broncos consider for a reasonable price in 2020?
Let’s dive in and take a look.