Denver Broncos 53-man roster projection ahead of training camp
The Denver Broncos are just days away from the opening of their training camp for the 2022 season.
Real football is getting closer and closer to actually taking place and the start of training camp makes that more of a realization. For fans of the Denver Broncos, there is a lot to be excited about.
At least on paper, this roster is much more talented than it has been for the past several years and of course, that starts with the quarterback position and new starting quarterback Russell Wilson.
This will be a tough roster to make but the Broncos have a brand new coaching staff and the team is under new ownership. It is a completely new era in Denver so it remains to be seen what Nathaniel Hackett and his staff is going to be looking for.
There are several spots on the team that are already nailed down but training camp and preseason games are for figuring out the best way to round out the final roster.
We have already put together some 53-man roster projections this offseason and there have been others who have done the same. Here is our latest, the pre-training camp edition, position by position.
Broncos 53-man roster projection: Quarterback
Quarterbacks (2, 2/53)
Russell Wilson, Josh Johnson
Cut: Brett Rypien
This position is not all that exciting and the Broncos do not have an open competition for the starting job, which has been rare since the retirement of Peyton Manning.
Russell Wilson is the starting quarterback for the Broncos and will be for some time to come. But the battle for the backup job is an interesting one.
Personally, I’d like to see the Broncos be a bit stronger at the backup position but with Wilson on the roster, the hope is that the backup will never play.
The general consensus seems to be that it is Josh Johnson’s job to lose, but that is far from a lock. Johnson, who has played for more teams than any player in NFL history, has the veteran experience and might be better in film study and helping Wilson get ready to play during the week.
But Rypien has been with the Broncos for three seasons now and it would be no surprise to see him end up overtaking Johnson for the backup spot.