The cruelest part of Josh McDaniels’ firing: Doing it just before the 3-9 Broncos faced John Skelton and the Cardinals.
The sixth-round rookie from Fordham looks likely to start on Sunday. Nothing is set in stone, but Skelton said he would be “competing” with newcomer Richard Bartel for the starting job. That indicates Derek Anderson won’t be available after suffering an apparent concussion last week.
The Cardinals placed Max Hall on injured reserve before signing Bartell, who was Daunte Culpepper’s backup in the UFL. (Speaking of cruel: Culpepper’s backup got a job before Culpepper?)