While all the media spotlight continues to illuminate the names Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, a third name may have come to light Thursday evening.
Unheralded backup quarterback Kyle Sloter, an undrafted free agent out of Northern Colorado, was added to the Broncos’ roster for camp competition and depth, "but proved he could be much more in Chicago," reported the Denver Post.
In his lone quarter of play, Sloter completed five of six passes for 94 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown to rookie receiver Isaiah McKenzie. On his final series, he led the Broncos on a four-play drive that was capped by a 41-yard go-ahead touchdown run by De’Angelo Henderson.
"His performance raised eyebrows," wrote the Post. "And the question of whether he should be included in the Broncos’ QB race."
Sloter’s passer rating? A perfect 158.3.
“It was awesome,” he said. “That’s everything you dream of as a kid. Dropping back and throwing a touchdown in the National Football League and leading another one. It was just a blessing to have an opportunity and be in this position.”
“As a starter for us? ” Joseph said, "seemingly baffled by the question."
“No. We’ve got Trevor (Siemian) and we’ve got Paxton (Lynch), who we’re satisfied with.They’re both playing good football. Outside of the penalties tonight, I was impressed with both guys. So, no.”
What about giving Sloter some second-team reps?
“No,” Joseph said. “It’s Trevor’s and Paxton’s job, first and second team.”