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Could the Broncos bench Russell Wilson and start Jarrett Stidham?

Could the Broncos bench Russell Wilson and start Jarrett Stidham?

The Denver Broncos made a move this off-season that has several scratching their heads. The Broncos signed another quarterback and gave him a decent little contract.

Jarrett Stidham the former Raiders quarterback was signed in free agency to a two year deal worth 10 million dollars with 5 million guaranteed.

The Broncos though could be signing him to start him over Russell Wilson?

NBC Sports writer Peter King said the most fascinating signing of the first week was Jarrett Stidham going to the Broncos. King feels Payton took a flier on Stidham because he could end up taking the job.

“If Wilson by midseason 2023 is having a similarly disastrous season to his first one in Denver, Payton won’t have to punt on the season,” King continued. “He’ll have an intriguing backup waiting in the wings. But Payton did not go hard after Stidham to put the pressure on Wilson. He considered his options at backup QB and thought he could play it safe for around the same money with an Andy Dalton type, or swing for the fences on a young prospect with significant upside.” 

Dalton however signed with the Panthers. This is a pretty interesting take.


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