By now everyone knows how the Denver Broncos are searching for a viable quarterback option after Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler bolted for big bucks in Houston. They’ve acquired Mark Sanchez, but have been unsuccessful in swinging a trade for San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick. Now come reports that they were inquiring about the availability of Bills QB Tyrod Taylor.
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) April 7, 2016
The inquiry is of no surprise. Denver head coach Gary Kubiak was Taylor’s offensive coordinator for his last season in Baltimore before he was named head coach of the Broncos. Denver was also one of the clubs last offseason that tried to sign Taylor in free agency.
The only reason he chose Buffalo was because there was an open competition for the starting job.
To demonstrate how much Kubiak thinks of Taylor as a player I asked Kubiak to comment at the NFL Combine about the season Taylor had with the Bills.
“I was with Tyrod in Baltimore. I think a great deal of him. It was great to see him get an opportunity there in Buffalo and play extremely well,” said Kubiak. “He’s a talented young man and he works really hard at what he does. He’s a great example of a young player coming up the way they used to back in the day, getting a lot of experience playing behind a really good player and then getting an opportunity. Obviously he did a really good job. He’s a fine young man.”
As for the likelihood of a trade like this happening between Buffalo and Denver I think it’s highly unlikely. The Broncos do not have a draft choice higher than the Bills in round one of this year’s draft to offer and with limited NFL ready quarterback options in the draft this year I can’t see the Bills parting with Taylor.
The Broncos inquired as a matter of due diligence even though they knew it was extremely unlikely that Buffalo would part with Taylor. The bottom line is Denver is desperate to find a viable answer at the position and they’re leaving no stone unturned.
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