Broncos open to considering Colin Kaepernick?

Ed Szczepanski, USA Today Sports

The Denver Broncos are in a bit of a pickle when it comes to their quarterbacks. Backup Paxton Lynch is dealing with a shoulder injury that will keep him sidelined approximately a few weeks.

This of course leads to speculation as to whether the Broncos would consider free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. It appears that head coach Vance Joseph is exploring “every option.”

It’s worth noting that the Broncos are not planning on signing any quarterbacks before Thursday’s final preseason game. Kyle Sloter will reportedly serve as starter in this game, and Trevor Siemian will be the emergency backup. Rookie Chad Kelly is also on the roster, though he is expected to take his first year off as a sort of redshirt following a wrist injury.

If Lynch’s injury keeps him sidelined longer than the anticipated few weeks, the Broncos might take a different approach.

Kaepernick has been on a few team’s radars over the past several weeks. The Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins dropped his name in discussions after their quarterbacks became injured.

The situation in Denver, as well as the Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback saga, will both be worth monitoring as it pertains to any chance Kaepernick might land on a team in 2017.

Kap remains the best free-agent quarterback in an ultra-shallow pool.