During today’s press conference where Vance Joseph named Trevor Siemian the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, he did let it be known that the Broncos will only be keeping two quarterbacks on their active roster. Those two quarterbacks being starter Trevor Siemian and backup Paxton Lynch.
Joseph said the team will carry two QBs on the 53-man roster.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 21, 2017
Joseph stated that the third one is in the building right now and that he “hopes it’s Kyle”. This means that the Broncos will be hoping to stash undrafted rookie Kyle Sloter on the Broncos 10-man Practice Squad and activating him if Siemian or Lynch get hurt during the season.
“We’re going to carry only two on the roster. So, the third guy, he’s in the building. Right now, I think it’s Kyle. Hopefully it’s Kyle.”
Sloter is enjoying a rather impressive preseason where he has completed 12 of 13 passes for 144 yards and 1 touchdown. He has a completion percentage of 92.3% and a quarterback rating of 138.5 through two preseason games thus far.
We will not see Sloter this weekend because Siemian will get the entire first-half while Lynch will likely get the entire second half. However, Sloter will have a chance to shine in the fourth and final preseason game. Lynch will get the start and likely play the entire first half. This will give Sloter probably the entire second half to state his case to the Broncos and the rest of the NFL that he is worthy of a roster spot.
If I gave up when things got tough, I would have quit 5 years ago. Just another obstacle. #faith— Kyle Sloter (@KyleSloter) August 21, 2017
As of now, it appears that Sloter is destined to be placed on the Broncos 10-man Practice Squad after cuts are made.
One name that was not mentioned at all during this was 7th round pick, Chad Kelly. He is still rehabbing his wrist and is on the NFI list. It’s likely he will continue to be on this list or just placed on the injured reserve all together to essentially give him a red-shirt year and get back at it in 2018.
So it appears it will continue to be the Siemian and Lynch show throughout the 2017 season unless one or both get injured and has to miss some extended time due to injury.