Posts Tagged ‘Denver Broncos’

What’s Up With Christian Hackenberg and Paxton Lynch?

Friday, August 17th, 2018

The 2016 NFL draft is a case of have and have-nots when it comes to the quarterbacks. The same draft that gave us Carson Wentz, Jared Goff and Dak Prescott also gave us... Paxton Lynch and Christian Hackenberg. On the eve of their third NFL season, we’re due to check in on the have-nots.

John Elway’s Comments Could Prove Problematic for the NFL in Colin Kaepernick’s Collusion Case

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

During a press conference on Thursday, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway was asked if his team—which is exploring the possibility of signing a veteran free-agent quarterback—regards free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a “viable option.” Keep in mind, the Broncos’ quarterback situation is in flux. Paxton Lynch, the team’s first-round pick in 2016, was recently demoted to the No. 3 on the depth chart behind Case Keenum and rookie Chad Kelly. "You know what, and I said this a while ago: Colin had his chance to be here.

Elway’s Kaepernick comments could be problematic for NFL

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

As the NFL tries to show that the collective shunning of Colin Kaepernick didn’t result from collusion, one of the teams at the heart of the before/after anthem protest attitude toward Kaepernick may have made things a bit more difficult. Broncos G.M. John Elway, who recently opened the door to bringing in a backup quarterback from outside the organization, attempted on Thursday to explain his lingering lack of interest in Kaepernick, a player for whom the Broncos tried to trade in 2016. Here’s Elway’s full quote, from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media: “Colin had his chance here.

Broncos’ John Elway makes puzzling remark about Colin Kaepernick

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway was asked about Colin Kaepernick on Thursday. The Denver Broncos signed Case Keenum to a two-year contract in March, and Keenum is installed as the team’s starting quarterback. After being booed off the field in his home stadium last week, 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch has been demoted to third-string, and 2017 seventh-round pick Chad Kelly, who has yet to play a regular-season snap, was promoted to backup.

Broncos GM Elway revisits idea of signing Kaepernick: ‘He had his chance to be here’

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Two years ago, Denver Broncos GM John Elway tried to acquire quarterback Colin Kaepernick from the 49ers. The Broncos wanted Kaepernick to agree to a restructured contract. Kaepernick's deal with the 49ers was set to pay him $26.4 million in base salary in 2016 and 2017, but Denver wanted him to take a paycut that would have paid him $7 million each of those two seasons, costing him as much as $12.4 million.

Broncos won’t consider Colin Kaepernick as backup QB option

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Broncos General Manager John Elway said this week that the team may look outside the organization for a backup quarterback option. If they do, it won’t be Colin Kaepernick. “He had a chance to be here, he passed on it,” Elway said, via Lindsay Jones of USA Today.

Dose: Situation in Seattle

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Fantasy drafts are starting to occur regularly as the buzz around the NFL continues to grow. The seemingly everlasting Rashaad Penny vs Chris Carson debate will likely calm down a bit after Penny underwent surgery for a broken finger on Wednesday. Carson’s ADP is going to skyrocket a couple of rounds while Penny’s will be in freefall and likely end up towards the back half of the single-digit rounds.  The reality is that despite Penny’s injury, we don’t have much more clarity on how this backfield will play out in the regular season.

Broncos claim receiver DeAndrew White off waivers from Texans

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

The Denver Broncos claimed wide receiver DeAndrew White off waivers from the Houston Texans on Tuesday. White was waived by the Texans on Monday for the addition of receiver Quan Bray. White initially signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama following the 2015 NFL Draft.

NFL notebook: Roethlisberger in concussion protocol

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers team doctors are evaluating quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a concussion after he left Tuesday's practice early following a hit, and he was placed in the concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Roethlisberger was knocked down in a collision with right tackle Marcus Gilbert and linebacker Keion Adams while rolling right during a drill on the final day of Steelers training camp in Latrobe, Pa., before the team returns to Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger remained on the ground for a few minutes while teammates gathered around him, and then got up holding his head.

Elway not opposed to adding veteran QB in Denver

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

While Mr. Irrelevant from this year's NFL Draft has temporarily won the backup quarterback job in Denver, the fact that a rookie seventh-round pick with no NFL experience is one injury from starting is apparently very relevant to John Elway. One day after Chad Kelly was named the Broncos' No. 2 QB, the Broncos general manager admitted it may not be the last move he makes to his quarterback room before the season kicks off next month.