3 Broncos players who need a big game vs. Bills to avoid being cut

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Denver Broncos player in focus no. 3: Trey Quinn, WR

The cream is rising to the top for the Denver Broncos at the wide receiver position lately. We know the top three at the position:

  • Courtland Sutton
  • Jerry Jeudy
  • KJ Hamler

At this point, we also know that fifth-round pick Montrell Washington is making the final 53-man roster. Who is making it beyond the top four right now? Well, it would be a huge upset at this point if Kendall Hinton wasn’t on the final roster. The fact that Russell Wilson will almost unquestionably have a say in who is kept at receiver, it’s hard to see Hinton going anywhere.

That’s five spots occupied.

It’s becoming clearer and clearer by the day that rookie free agent Brandon Johnson is also more than likely going to make the roster. the Broncos aren’t screwing around every day by having him out there with the top offensive unit just because he’s a good story. He’s factoring into the plans and the team is ensuring that he gets reps with Russell Wilson when players like KJ Hamler can’t practice.

The fact that he’s been out there even over Kendall Hinton makes you wonder.

That’s six spots.

The question now becomes, do the Broncos keep a seventh?

Selfishly, I am hoping they do. As of right now, there are two very clear favorites for a seventh spot if the Broncos do end up keeping that many, which would be slightly abnormal for what is league average. The two favorites after the first preseason game have to be Jalen Virgil and Seth Williams, two guys with size, speed, and playmaking ability.

A player like Trey Quinn is really facing a brutal situation right now, especially after the first preseason game in which the balls that were thrown his way were either off-target or not caught. He was targeted four times and came down with just one pass for two yards. Quinn will need a big game against the Bills if he’s going to make a case for a practice squad spot at this point.