Drew Lock injury: Jameis Winston and other QBs to consider acquiring
2. Practice squad poaching options
The Broncos’ options to bring in quarterbacks are not necessarily limited to free agents. Although teams can protect four players on their practice squad every Tuesday, the possibility exists for guys to be signed to active roster contracts and there are a number of practice squad QBs around the league that could make sense for Denver.
Trevor Siemian, Titans
Siemian was obviously the Broncos’ starter when Peyton Manning retired in 2016, and he has been in the league ever since departing from Denver.
Although Siemian doesn’t exactly move the needle, he’s a solid backup quarterback and proven he’s capable of starting in spots.
Kyle Lauletta, Falcons
Lauletta was originally a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the New York Giants whose head coach at the time was Pat Shurmur. It’s possible Shurmur liked him enough to bring him in and Lauletta would have experience in Shurmur’s offense.
Chad Kelly, Colts
Kelly had such an unceremonious ending with the Denver Broncos, this feels impossible, but he’s got history with the team and played really well in the 2018 preseason for Denver, taking first-round pick Paxton Lynch’s job.
Jordan Ta’amu, Chiefs
Over the course of the offseason, the word was that the Chiefs really liked Ta’amu, a former Ole Miss product who did some nice work in the XFL. He could be an option coming from the Andy Reid offense, which is what Pat Shurmur’s offense is a derivative of.
Josh Rosen, Buccaneers
Rosen signed with the Buccaneers because they presented a strong opportunity for him, but with injuries mounting around the league and the opportunity currently in Denver, why would Rosen not campaign for that?
It makes no sense why the Broncos would be so anti-Josh Rosen at this point, but maybe there’s more there than we can understand from outside the building.
Rosen is a former first-round pick whose situations in his first two NFL seasons were absolutely atrocious.