5 quarterbacks the Denver Broncos could realistically consider in 2021
5 quarterbacks the Denver Broncos could realistically consider in 2021.
The Denver Broncos might look different in 2021, but the majority of the changes to the roster could simply be by addition, not subtraction or substitution.
The Broncos have a number of key players coming off of injury who are still under contract for 2021 and beyond. There’s still one game left to evaluate, but the Broncos have probably seen enough from Drew Lock at this point to know what they are going to do at the quarterback position going forward.
Even though the 2021 NFL Draft remains an option and will until the Broncos officially declare otherwise, the most likely route John Elway and Vic Fangio will take in the 2021 offseason is simply bringing in a better “hedge” for Lock.
In case Lock doesn’t develop into a more consistent player who can prove he can take care of the football and limit turnovers, the Broncos should be looking to bring in an upgrade for the QB2 spot over Brett Rypien and Jeff Driskel.
The question is, who?
Let’s take a look at some realistic options (three laid out by Benjamin Allbright) for the team to bring in in 2021.
5. Nick Foles (Bears)
I’m putting Foles at number five on the list because he’s almost inarguably the least exciting, but an option nonetheless.
Foles will be 32 next year and has clearly proven that he is not a franchise QB type since he got hot and helped the Eagles to a Super Bowl win a few years back.
The Bears would have to eat a pretty large dead money chunk if Foles is cut, but the Bears could be cleaning house at QB altogether in the 2021 offseason and starting fresh with a new group, so who knows what might happen there?
If Allbright is mentioning his name as a realistic option, it’s got to be considered.