The Denver Broncos have no interest in expanding their quarterback competition, at least that's what coach Gary Kubiak implied during a radio interview Thursday in the wake of Nick Folesbeing released by the Los Angeles Rams.
"I think we go to work with our guys," Kubiak said on KKFN-FM in Denver. "Obviously I got respect for Nick, he's played very well in this league. But we've been set, we know which direction we're heading and it's time to go compete."
In a wise move, Kubiak is not planning on shaking the natural order of things, leaving Foles as more of a solid backup option than a potential job winner in August. While there are plenty of teams who could swoop in due to injury, one would have to imagine the Cowboys, Chiefs and Seahawks as interested parties given their current depth chart. Chip Kelly could always want to reunite with a quarterback who gave him 27 touchdowns and two picks if his platoon of signal callers competing for a job flame out.
On Wednesday, Kubiak laid out the situation at quarterback, giving Mark Sanchez the first crack at first-team reps with Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch falling in line next. It's already hard enough to ensure three quarterbacks getting a fair shake without adding a fourth into the mix.