After waving quarterback Brett Rypien, the Denver Broncos currently have two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster: Drew Lock and Jeff Driskel.
Lock will start this season and Driskel will likely serve as his backup but the Broncos will want to have at least one more QB available in case of injuries or illness. Denver might be planning to sign Brett Rypien to the practice squad but he’ll have to clear waivers first.
“We’ll see,” Broncos general manager John Elway said Saturday when asked if the team will make any moves at QB. “I think obviously with the practice squad’s as large as they are, we’ve been looking at different options of what we can do at the quarterback position.
“It really is in case we were to have an outbreak at that position, trying to solve that before we got there. I’m sure there’s — like many teams out there — we’re still looking for different options to try and avoid any catastrophe.”
The list of QBs who were cut this week includes Mike Glennon, Josh Rosen, David Fales, Matt Moore, Cooper Rush and Kyle Lauletta.
Four ex-Denver quarterbacks — Brandon Allen, Chad Kelly, Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian — also become available on Saturday.
The Broncos can begin building a 16-player practice squad on Sunday.