Broncos waiving Kyle Sloter, leaving no healthy backup QB


The Broncos are likely going to be adding a quarterback at some point in the coming days.

Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the team is waiving quarterback Kyle Sloter. Sloter signed with the team after going undrafted out of Northern Colorado and started the final preseason game, going 15-of-23 for 220 yards and a touchdown against the Cardinals.

Klis adds that the Broncos hope Sloter clears waivers and joins their practice squad, but that won’t fill an immediate need for a backup to Trevor Siemian. Paxton Lynch is out for a bit with a shoulder injury and seventh-round pick Chad Kelly has been on the non-football injury all summer after having wrist surgery in the spring.

One name that pops immediately to mind is Brock Osweiler, who has been released by the Browns. Osweiler started his career as a Broncos second-round pick and the team tried to sign him last year before he jumped to the Texans on a four-year, $64 million contract. He won’t cost nearly that much this time around as the Browns will pay him his $16 million guaranteed salary for this year, although it’s just speculation at this point that the Broncos would be interested in a reunion at any price.

13 responses to “Broncos waiving Kyle Sloter, leaving no healthy backup QB

  1. “One name that pops immediately to mind is Brock Osweiler”

    It would be worthwhile just for the number of heads that would explode

  2. Chill Broncos fans! No one valued Sloter as much as you do so he will easily pass through waiver and land on practice squad.

  3. Bronco fans value their 3rd string quarterbacks too much. Anyone remember Zac Dysert? They

    uh, yea…

    they play well against scrubs and bronco fans just assume they have tom brady on their roster

  4. This Bronco fan saw a lot of initial potential in Lynch, but he’s never shown he can make the quick decisions. This coupled with a substandard O-line makes him vulnerable to a mediocre pass rush.

    Hence, they would have been better off to keep Sloter. I doubt he clears the wire.

  5. To bad we don’t have Life Magazine publishing there legendary photo journalism shots that capture everything in an image.

    What an iconic image it would be to see Kap on his couch in the foreground, T.V in the background, displaying quite possibly the least competent QB to ever play..Brock on the field due to injury of course..picture taken just as the ball is bouncing off the turf five yards in front of the receiver..

    I must have that photo.

  6. The Broncos cutting QB Kyle Sloter,in my opinion is a horrible decision, all he did was win! He was effective, composed, and consistently prepared, he earned his chance! While I remain a Bronco fan, I am truly frustrated by this move. The Bronco brass and brain trust, is in a mist, with high probability of a fog throughout 2017! I hope some team picks this fine young man up, and he has a stellar career, taking it to the Broncos every time! I honestly will cheer for Kyle every time!I don’t believe He will not pass through the waver wire.

  7. Mark & Laura Hensley –
    I agree with you 1000%! Kyle Sloter looks like a quarterback. He plays like a quarterback. I love watching him play. My feeling now is that he should be the starting quarterback. I’m praying (and I don’t pray often) that he winds up back with the Buncos. He deserves to be on the team!!!

  8. Sloter doesn’t even play a full year of College football and has one of the top ten preseason QBRs of all the NFL for the last decade. If that is not a diamond in the rough I don’t know what is. QB is the hardest position in FB to fill and Broncos are going to regret this one doubling down on 2 decliners when Sloter is showing every possible sign of promise and hands down better than Lynch. Something tells me Elway did not want another Tebow-like fan favorite stealing the headlines.

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