Denver Broncos: Predicting roster cuts ahead of Saturday deadline

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ENGLEWOOD, CO – AUGUST 21: Quarterback Jeff Driskel #9 of the Denver Broncos takes a snap from center Lloyd Cushenberry III #79 during a training session at UCHealth Training Center on August 21, 2020 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /


Keep: Drew Lock, Jeff Driskel (2, 2/53)

Cut: Brett Rypien

With practice squad rules the way they are in 2020, the Denver Broncos should not be keeping three quarterbacks on the active roster. They will likely re-add Brett Rypien to the practice squad because he spent the offseason learning the system, but it’s possible that Rypien or some fourth quarterback could come in and be an ’emergency’ QB for the Broncos in 2020.

I have a list of players I would consider for that as well, and I’m sure there are other/more options out there that would work.

Ultimately, keeping two active roster quarterbacks is the most sensible way to go since Rypien didn’t have the preseason to make himself ‘uncuttable’.

Special Teams

Keep: Brandon McManus, Sam Martin, Jacob Bobenmoyer (3, 5/53)

Cut: None

Jacob Bobenmoyer won the thrilling long snapper battle with Wes Farnsworth, who has already been released by the Broncos.

This unit is already set in stone before final cuts and there won’t be any drama here.