There’s a good chance that Super Bowl 50 will be our final opportunity to see future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning play in the NFL. If that’s the case, the Broncos will suddenly be facing a more difficult situation at quarterback–one that could be cured with the addition of Griffin.
The Broncos have a capable backup gunslinger in Brock Osweiler, who shined this past season when filling in for the injured Manning. When the aging signal caller struggled and was forced out of the lineup due to an injured foot, the youngster stepped in and helped Denver secure the top seed in the AFC with a 5-2 record as the starter.
The presence of Osweiler is promising with Manning likely to retire, but there’s still some concern about his long-term potential. He showed well early on when he took the reins, but stumbled down the stretch and eventually ceded the job to Manning. Osweiler is also a pending free agent, and may sign elsewhere if another team throws enough money at him.
With sophomore Trevor Siemian the only other quarterback on the roster, it wouldn’t hurt to bring aboard an experienced starter like Griffin who can serve as a backup plan if Osweiler struggles or leaves. It’s certainly not a foolproof plan, but it’s better than rolling the dice with a rookie or depending on the raw Siemian.
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