Kevin Hogan controlling what he can control in Broncos backup QB competition

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Kevin Hogan is the only quarterback from the 2018 roster with the Broncos in 2019, but that status probably isn’t going to do much for him when it comes to making this year’s 53-man roster.

Hogan’s playing in a new offense for a new head coach and he’s doing it alongside two players acquired with eyes on the starting job. Joe Flacco is the No. 1 at the moment and second-round pick Drew Lock was selected with the hope that he’ll have the job in the future, so he’ll have a spot on the roster come September.

For Hogan to be there as well, he’ll have to show that he’s clearly the better choice to replace Flacco in the short term. His approach to doing that is to think about himself rather than Lock.

“I didn’t know too much about him” Hogan said, via KUSA. “But since then, I’ve gotten to know he’s an awesome kid. Very talented. He and [undrafted free agent Brett Rypien] are great additions to the QB room. They’re going to be great quarterbacks for years to come. I’m happy they’re in the room with us. For me, it’s not worrying about what other people are doing. It’s just worry about myself. Control what I can control and move on from there.”

Hogan did not play in any games for the Broncos last season. He played in eight games and made one start for the Browns during his first two years in the league.

4 responses to “Kevin Hogan controlling what he can control in Broncos backup QB competition

  1. Even if Hogan is the better QB, the guys that get drafted high are the ones that make the team. Same deal with Brett Rypien. Lock was drafted high, so he’s already been given a roster spot, even if he’s the worst QB on the roster. That’s part of the reason HOF QB Kurt Warner had so much trouble making an NFL roster early in his career. He wasn’t drafted, and performing in practice is very different from performing in games for the QB position because so much of it is mental toughness under pressure. Actually Rypien could be the best QB on the roster if he’s given 2 years to mature. He really has no weaknesses, just needs experience.

  2. charliecharger says:
    July 7, 2019 at 3:45 pm
    Even if Hogan is the better QB, the guys that get drafted high are the ones that make the team. Same deal with Brett Rypien. Lock was drafted high, so he’s already been given a roster spot, even if he’s the worst QB on the roster.
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    Agree. Your comment reminds me of Paxton Lynch.

  3. Russell wilson outperforming Matt Flynn after jus signing that big contract(at the time) would like a word. Pay/draft position is definitely a factor but most(smart coaches anyway) will play best players regardless of pay/draft positions. Hogan seems like a good guy youd want on any roster to help young qbs learn(especially since flacco didn’t want any part of mentoring anyone) lol.

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