While Peyton Manning hasn't made anything official yet, it sure feels like he won't play another game for the Broncos again, which means the defending Super Bowl champions will have to do some shuffling at quarterback.
The logical replacement for Manning is Brock Osweiler, the 25-year-old passer who played in eight games in 2015 and threw for 1,967 yards, 10 touchdowns and a 61.8 completion rate in those games. However, Osweiler is currently a free agent, and free to test the open market if he chooses or if he and the franchise that drafted him can't work out a deal.
If that does turn out to be the case, the Broncos will need to find a new option under center. And, according to one Denver radio host, that new option could be a guy that Redskins fans are very familiar with:
Just texted to me: #Broncos discussing possibility of RG3 if money gets prohibitive to keep Osweiler.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 15, 2016
Now, a few things are important to remember after seeing this tweet. They are:
- Robert Griffin III is still under contract with the Redskins. Although all signs point to that not being the case in the near future, he isn't officially a free agent as of yet.
- The key word in Benjamin Allbright's post is "if." Osweiler, like Griffin, is still with the Broncos, and he won't be a free agent until March 9 either. And he'd probably only make it there if he and Denver can't agree on a dollar amount for his services, or another competitor emerges. So a lot has to happen for him to walk, essentially.
- At this point, many teams are likely looking at RG3, and this is just one person saying he got a text that the team he covers is thinking about acquiring the former Heisman Trophy winner. Is it an eye-catching tweet? Absolutely. But who knows how much merit is behind it.
We're in the part of the NFL offseason where speculation will pop up everywhere, so expect more reports like this to come out. With that being said, picturing RG3 in Denver orange surrounded by Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders is an intriguing thing to do. Whether that ever materializes, though, won't be addressed for a few more weeks. So sit tight, and don't go buying a new #10 jersey just yet.