QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Jarrett Stidham could potentially serve as a bridge option under center alongside a young QB in 2024.
With the potential mounting that the Broncos will move on from veteran QB Russell Wilson before the start of the new league year in mid-March, NFL.com's insiders reported that the Broncos could look at Stidham as an option for next season to bridge a young QB. Stidham has one year left on his two-year, $10 million deal, and he started the last couple of games in 2023. With the No. 12 pick, the Broncos may opt to take a QB in the NFL Draft, or they could get aggressive and look for a trade-up opportunity. If they bring in a young QB, Stidham could get the nod early in the year while they coach up their new acquisition on the side.
Jarrett Stidham completed 20 of 34 passes for 272 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Raiders.
Stidham failed to lead the Broncos to a second straight win to wrap up the season, but he did fare pretty well in Las Vegas on Sunday. While starting the final two games of the campaign, the 27-year-old quarterback completed 60.6 percent of his passes for nearly 500 yards and a 2-to-1 TD/INT ratio. The Broncos will spend the offseason trying to figure out their QB situation, so time will tell if they believe Stidham to be a possibility after these two games.
Jarrett Stidham completed 20 of his 32 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown while adding six yards on six carries in a 16-9 win over the Chargers in Week 17.
Stidham played mistake-free football in his first start since taking over for Russell Wilson, who was benched following Week 16. His lone touchdown pass went to Lil'Jordan Humphrey on a 54-yard completion. Stidham will set up as a low-end QB2 in Week 18 against the Raiders.
Broncos' coach Sean Payton announced that Jarrett Stidham will start under center on Sunday against the Chargers.
It was rumored earlier on Wednesday that Russell Wilson, who will serve as the backup on Sunday, could sit the final two games of the season. With a 1-3 record in the last four games, Denver is looking to spark its offense and see what it has in Stidham.
Jarrett Stidham could start the final two games of the regular season as the Broncos' consider sitting Russell Wilson.
Denver is strongly considering having Russell Wilson sit for the final two games to preserve financial flexibility for the offseason. Rapoport added that the Broncos' also would like to see what Stidham has.