Let me start this one by saying that there’s no reason to believe former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer is emerging from retirement, more than four years after last playing in an NFL game. But folks in Denver are getting a little skittish right now about their quarterback situation, given that Peyton Manning and his four neck procedures is now the starter, and Caleb Hanie and his four seasons of underwhelming football is the backup.
And so the fact that Plummer was back in town throwing passes to draft hopefuls and free agents, per the Denver Post, has made a stir in Colorado.
Plummer has shown no inclination to return to the game. But at 37, he’s only one year old than Manning. And, arguably, Plummer is much healthier.
Not to mention much better than Hanie.
The fact that some Broncos fans would welcome Plummer’s return should tell us all we need to know about how nervous they are and will be until Manning plays effectively in a regular-season game.