According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Broncos do not appear interested in signing free agent quarterback A.J. McCarron.
Klis was going through the Broncos scenarios at quarterback and brought up McCarron under option C.
The Broncos do not appear to be in on AJ McCarron and there are concerns about Sam Bradford’s knee.
He also says that the Broncos have concerns about veteran quarterback Sam Bradford’s oft-injured knee which makes sense. Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer recently called Bradford’s knee “degenerative” so he’s not likely among the Broncos choices either.
Now back to McCarron. I always found the interest in Andy Dalton’s backup to be curious. He only has a handful of starts under his belt and really isn’t much of an upgrade over what is currently on the roster. Paying him the going rate for quarterbacks like himself would be a bit much considering the player you are getting.
If Klis’s list is accurate, the Broncos options at quarterback are this.
Option A: Kirk Cousins, Paxton Lynch and the best non-QB position player with the No. 5 overall draft pick.
Option B: Case Keenum or Tyrod Taylor and maybe take a QB with No. 5 pick, maybe not.(Piece was published prior to the Tyrod trade to the Browns).
Option C: Josh McCown or Teddy Bridgewater and QB with No. 5 draft pick.
If we’re out on Cousins which appears to be the case with the rumors/reports and now a trade offer for Tyrod Taylor makes it even murkier, option C looks the best. If they sign a Case Keenum and pass on a quarterback at 5, heads need to roll. Get the big name free agent or get one of the top 4 quarterbacks in this year’s draft with your 5th pick. The Broncos have the 2nd most draft capital in the league to trade up if they have too as well. Anything else would be a mistake in my book.