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Report: Broncos showed preliminary interest in quarterback, Blake Bortles

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Well...that would have been fun.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars recently released quarterback Blake Bortles after signing quarterback Nick Foles in free agency. Well, Bortles has now signed with the Los Angeles Rams to be Jared Goff’s backup. However, it appears the Broncos were interested in bringing in Bortles to be Joe Flacco’s backup quarterback.

According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Broncos showed preliminary interest in Bortles after he was released by the Jaguars, but nothing materialized. Klis also notes that the interest was mutual, but obviously, nothing came about it. NFL Network’s MIke Silver confirmed this report.

So, if this deal did materialized, and the Broncos did indeed sign Blake Bortles, they would have Joe Flacco and Blake Bortles on the same roster.

John Elway would be getting roasted on Twitter and MHR would have been a mess. Could you imagine? Thank god we avoided that.

This signing that never happened does give us some insight into the Broncos thoughts about the quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft. You don’t look to sign a former first-round quarterback with years of starting experience to be your backup if you are head over heels over say a Drew Lock or Dwayne Haskins.

We don’t know what the level of interest was, but it’s not a great sign if you want a quarterback at 10th overall. It obviously did not happen and a quarterback is still in play at 10th overall, but there is some more doubt there after this reported news, at least in my opinion.

Let us just be thankful that we do have the quarterback duo of Joe Flacco and Blake Bortles on our team.

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