Colt McCoy just got demoted in Cleveland and the Broncos are looking for a backup to Peyton Manning.
The Broncos are now realizing that the quarterbacks they have to backup Manning in Caleb Hanie and Brock Osweiler just won’t be enough to get the job done if Manning is out for a few games. Hanie, who played last season with the Bears, was absolutely terrible as a starter when he replaced the injured Jay Cutler. He went 0-4 in his starts and threw more interceptions than touchdowns. Osweiler, while he is a promising rookie, is far too raw to even play in his rookie year.
So now the Broncos are in a predicament and according to one source, are looking for a viable backup quarterback to Peyton Manning. The Broncos currently have three others quarterbacks outside of Manning and that’s Hanie, Osweiler and Adam Weber. Enter Colt McCoy. The Browns recently named Brandon Weeden as their starting QB which means McCoy will take the backseat.
Even though he would still be the backup in Denver, the source suggests that McCoy would at least be happier to be out of Cleveland to say the least. It’s clear he’s not happy with the current situation and could see some playing time in Denver if Peyton Manning takes a hit or the Broncos decide to play him safe week by week.
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