Two weeks ago, former Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Buffalo Bills to serve as Josh Allen’s backup for one season before hitting free agency again.
Since then, rumors have emerged that the Denver Broncos were also interested in Trubisky, creating a narrative that the QB opted to play as a backup in Buffalo instead of competing with Drew Lock for a starting job.
KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis debunked those rumors on Tuesday.
Not sure where this started but Broncos did not make offer, and were not in on QB Mitch Trubisky per source. He was on team’s preliminary list. Trubisky had interest in Denver. But once free agency begin, Broncos didn’t pursue Trubisky, who signed 1-yr, $2.5M deal w/BUF. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 30, 2021
“Broncos did not make offer, and were not in on QB Mitch Trubisky,” Klis tweeted.
Denver also had no interest in Andy Dalton and little interest in Ryan Fitzpatrick when they were available. The Broncos are still poking around the QB market, but the team has been selective in their search.
In addition to free agency and potential trade options, Denver could also target a QB in the NFL draft. Broncos general manager George Paton has not ruled out the possibility of drafting a QB with the ninth overall pick.