Ever since the Senior Bowl the Denver Broncos were connected to quarterbacks Garrett Grayson and Bryce Petty. There were multiple reports saying that the Broncos "loved" Grayson and that they narrowed down their quarterback search to four quarterbacks.
Well now that the second day of the 2015 NFL draft is in the books, the Denver Broncos still haven't selected a quarterback and are showing that they believe in backup quarterback Brock Osweiler as their heir apparent.
Exhale, Brock Osweiler. The Broncos just sent the message you remain Peyton Manning's heir apparent.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) May 2, 2015
Any quarterback selected from here on out will not be drafted to be the quarterback of the futurue, but simply as a developmental guy who will compete with Zac Dysert to be the team's third-string quarterback.
Osweiler is ready to show that he indeed is the guy of the future for the Denver Broncos and that he is "burning" to show everyone what he can do.
"It's nothing easy, and nothing directly prepares you for it. My coordinator in college once told me, 'Only worry about the things you can control.' I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to be the starter for this team, but at the same time it wasn't up to me. Right now Peyton is our starter. That is great," Osweiler said Tuesday. "I can only control how much I know the playbook, how I practice. I want to try to give Coach (Gary) Kubiak and (general manager) John Elway the best product that they've seen from me in four years. I am very confident that this August, they will see the product that John drafted, they will see what he was hoping I would turn into. I want to walk away from the preseason with no regrets."
Osweiler is entering the final year of his rookie contract and his future remains in question. According to Osweiler, the Broncos have yet to approach the young quarterback about an extension, but he's not concerned about that.
"No one has approached me, but it's nothing to worry about,"
I assumed that the Broncos interest in some of the second-tier quarterbacks meant that they were not completely sold on Osweiler, but I was wrong there. The Broncos passed on Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty in the first, second and third rounds, and also passed on Garrett Grayson in the 1st and 2nd round. Grayson was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round. Oregon State Sean Mannion was also drafted, and the Broncos passed on him multiple times as well.
Elway on Brock Osweiler after 2nd round: "Everybody wants to kick Brock to the curb, we drafted him for a reason.''— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) May 2, 2015
According to a report from Mike Klis, earlier this week, the Denver Broncos are expected to draft a quarterback at some point in this draft. I think they will come away with CSU-Pueblo's Chris Bonner at some point tomorrow afternoon, but he(or whoever they draft) will not be an immediate threat to quarterback Brock Osweiler.