Robert Griffin III is still available on the free agent market for quarterbacks and one intriguing destination that has emerged is the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have only added quarterback Mark Sanchez to a quarterback position that lost Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler.
Head coach Gary Kubiak acknowledged the team’s interest in Griffin III Tuesday morning at the NFL’s owners meetings and what he could bring to the Broncos offense. “[Griffin] is one of the free guys out there,” Kubiak said. “… He’s obviously been part of the conversation. We’ll see what happens; he’s a talented young man. He’s very athletic, moves around … another player who’s played in some big games. Obviously he hasn’t played much in the last year and a half … but he’s still young, very young kid, all those things he’s got working for him.”
Kubiak expressed his confidence in Sanchez as a competitor for the team’s starting quarterback spot. “One of the things we feel really good about is we feel good about getting Mark,” Kubiak said. “Mark’s got 60 starts in this league — he’s started two AFC Championship (Games) … we feel really good about him, how he fits. He’s got some background in what we do.”
The Broncos should be exploring every quarterback option available from free agency to the draft as the Broncos lost great experience and talent at quarterback this offseason. Griffin III has the upside to work very well alongside wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Griffin III will find an NFL home this offseason, but the Broncos are a strong situation that can rebuild his value and give him a great chance to compete for a Super Bowl.