Is there another quarterback controversy brewing with the Denver Broncos? While the debate this past season was over Kyle Orton or Tim Tebow at the helm, the Broncos may be giving indications that they aren't settled on either quarterback for now and in the future. It started with the Broncos attending the pro day workouts of Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Mallett and then turned into a private workout with Jake Locker. The list of private workouts has grown recently and now includes Nevada's Colin Kaepernick, reports the National Football Post.
Kaepernick comes as a dual-threat quarterback, somewhat in the mold of Tim Tebow. Kaepernick, 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, threw for over 2,000 yards and rushed for over 1,000 yards in his last three seasons for the Wolf Pack. Coming from a spread-option offense, his ability to transition to the NFL will be in question. But the third round, possibly the second, is not out of the question. He is a quarterback who has definitely risen since the combine.
One must start to wonder if Broncos executive Joe Ellis' words about coaches ("If we need to pay eight coaches [to find the right one], too bad for us") have trickled down to the Elway-Fox-Xanders triumvirate on quarterbacks.