Originally Posted by patman
Who maligns the #3 qb. He is not under any pressure, he competes for the starting job or not. He gets to sit back and collect 8.75 mill next year.
The best thing for his career, is to sit for a year, study film, work with a qb guru and get cut in 2014. he is a FA with a market of 16 teams that may be interested in him for a 1mill contract with some playing time incentives.
Picture this scenario. after sitting for a year and making almost 9mill, working with Jim Tedford and Eric Mangini on mechanics and reading defenses, he signs a 2 year contract with the Broncos to back up Peyton. A good Oline, good Receivers and a mentor to hold his hand. When he is 28 Peyton retires and he then has a shot at taking over. I see that as a much more likely scenario than him being traded.
I'm not saying that categorically won't happen or that won't benefit him. Its just that I've never heard that happen. Its not like Bill Cowher going to the broadcast booth for a few years and then coming back to coach. What kind of competitor willingly takes himself out of the game for a year? Just don't see that happening when its never happened before.
And certainly not as a higher probability than him getting traded.