Denver Broncos met with quarterback Kaleb Eleby at 2022 Scouting Combine
In search of their franchise quarterback, the Denver Broncos reportedly met with Western Michigan’s Kaleb Eleby.
The Denver Broncos are exploring every avenue when it comes to finding their next quarterback. Whether they sign, trade for, or draft a quarterback, I think something will get done. I’m not sure Drew Lock ends up getting the starting job, but he very well could if the Broncos draft this guy.
The latest comes from a report out of the NFL Combine:
Kaleb Eleby has a career touchdown-interception ratio of 45-11 in four years at Western Michigan (four years at the college with 2018 being a redshirt year for him.
Currently, Eleby is projected by some to go somewhere in the middle of the 2022 NFL Draft, with a chance at the 2022 Scouting Combine to bump up his stock into the higher rounds.
Eleby appears to be very comfortable in the pocket but can move around a little bit to position himself for some impressive throws. If the Broncos draft Eleby, I would hope that new offensive coordinator Justin Outten will design down-field plays to showcase Eleby’s arm strength.
That’s something we didn’t see last season with Teddy Bridgewater. It was primarily short-yardage gains with Bridgewater in 2021 and that’s something that was sickening to watch because it just wasn’t getting the job done.
It’s also possible and probably likely that if the Broncos did indeed draft Eleby, he would compete with Drew Lock for the starting job. Hold on, though. There’s a twist: On Tuesday, Broncos general manager George Paton said that the new coaching staff likes Teddy Bridgewater, who is currently scheduled to hit free agency. Bridgewater is an option for the team in 2022 according to Paton.
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