Reuters/Tim Heitman-USA TODAY SportsDallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) celebrates his winning touchdown pass with tackle Tyron Smith (77).
"I think that we've got two young [quarterbacks] that we're happy with, that we think can be very good football players in this league", Elway said. "The key thing is, we drafted Paxton to come in and compete for a job".
If the Broncos add a veteran quarterback, that doesn't mean that Siemian and Lynch would both not return - although there would likely be less repetitions for at least one of them, if not both. We have a top 10 defense and the offense isn't as bad as people think.
After a preseason back injury derailed his 2016 season, Romo lost his starting job to rookie sensation Dak Prescott and spent last season as the most expensive backup quarterback in the NFL.
Head Coach Vance Joseph said he was satisfied with Siemian and Lynch, believing the Broncos could be successful with either, depending on who emerges this summer. "He's given us big seasons, and we're all - I think Jerry said it best: Unfortunately, that's one of our biggest regrets right now, is we haven't been able to put a team around Tony, when he's healthy, that he could win a Super Bowl". "Hopefully a long future".
"We kind of talked through the year a little bit", Garrett said. His left shoulder was surgically repaired in January, but the Broncos expect him to be ready by the start organized team activities and ready to resume the open competition that started last offseason. Once we get through all of those scenarios, [we'll] make a decision and see what happens.
"We've got two young (quarterbacks) we're happy with". It would give the team another option to start in the upcoming season and one that has worked with current offensive coordinator Rick Dennison during the 2016 campaign. Neither Elway nor Joseph was anxious about Siemian's long-term prospects in the wake of the injury. "We want to have all of them back if we can".
If he is traded or released, the Cowboys would get $5.1 million in cap space.
Joseph painted the picture of a Broncos team that will be aggressive in free agency as it attempts to fill holes on the offensive and defensive lines.