Everybody and their mother knows who the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback is. It is that Peyton Manning fellow, but who is the number two in Denver? It could be Brock Osweiler before long.
The rookie completed four of seven passes for 38 yards and had a touchdown pass in his first preseason game and might have the chance to move up the depth chart in the coming games. As The Denver Post notes, Osweiler could get a look after Manning on Saturday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Don't be surprised if rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler is the second quarterback in. Fox has a history of alternating the No. 2 quarterbacks in the preseason, and Caleb Hanie came in after Manning last week at Chicago.
Obviously it is still early and the expectation is that Manning is healthy all season so being his number two doesn't mean a whole lot, but Osweiler is still trying to carve out his place on the depth chart. If he follows Manning against the Seahawks then he will probably see more snaps and have more opportunities to impress the team.
While Manning is said to be 100% recovered from his neck injury, he has not been hit yet and is 36 years old. The Broncos hope that Osweiler can be their quarterback of the future and this preseason could be his chance to establish himself as Manning's successor.