Kubiak: Broncos will draft a quarterback

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Kaepernick wants out of Northern California. His only suitor so distant is Denver, which lost Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler to free agency a mo after winning Super Bowl fifty.

Kubiak: Broncos will draft a quarterback

The choice for the San Francisco 49ers might arrive down to paying Colin Kaepernick $11.9 million to wear their uniform in two thousand-sixteenth or $4.9 million to wear Denver's.

Kaepernick wants out of Northern California. His only suitor so distant is Denver, which lost Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler to free agency a mo after winning Super Bowl 50.

Kaepernick, who lost his starting work to Blaine Gabbert latest season, met with Broncos GM John Elway at his Denver residence latest month. But trade talks stalled when Kaepernick balked at taking a pay slice in two thousand-seventeenth and the 49ers declined to pay a piece of his fully guaranteed salary for the upcoming season to alleviate a deal.

While the stalemate drags on, the Broncos are preparing to choose a quarterback in the upcoming draft, coach Gary Kubiak said Thursday.

Kubiak said he'south focused on the quarterbacks on his roster, newly acquired Label Sanchez and two thousand fifteen seventh-round choice Trevor Siemian, while GM John Elway and his staff study the top college passers.

"Obviously we've got some work to do. We've got to add to our group. We realize that," Kubiak said.

Asked if he felt a pressing necessity to add a veteran quarterback to the mix, Kubiak said, "I perceive excellent about the two guys that we have. We'll look what happens. You know, you continue to move forward and attempt to obtain better, but I'm going to stay focused on Label and Trevor right presently and doing everything I can to obtain prepared for this draft right now, which is extremely important."

The Broncos have the thirty-first choose because New England lost its first-rounder in the "Deflategate" saga, and Kubiak spoke highly of this year'south crop of quarterbacks.

"It'south a excellent grouping and we'll do our work on all of them," Kubiak said, "but hopefully when we arrive out of the draft we'll be a better football team at a lot of positions, not just there."

The Broncos acquired Sanchez from the Philadelphia Eagles for a conditional two thousand seventeen draft pick. He'south been working out in CA with Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders and has insisted he intends to win the starting work number matter who else the Broncos bring in.

"Mark has a lot of background in our system," Kubiak said. "So I think we'll create up ground very quickly."

Kubiak also said Siemian shouldn't be dismissed as a guy fighting only to win the backup work after taking just one click as a rookie — a kneel-down at that.

"Well, I think absolutely. Trevor'south a youthful player who made up a lot of ground latest year. Obviously, we think a lot of him," Kubiak said. "This is going to be a step for him. If a guy makes a large jump, he generally makes it from Year one to two. Trevor will know what he'south doing when he walks in here in April. So, it'll be up to him. We'll see. But I think our football team has a lot of confidence in him. I know I do. I know he'south got the talent to do it."

Speaking before a keynote address at an annual Boy Scouts breakfast at the Pepsi Center, Kubiak also said he expects Super Bowl MVP Von Miller to attend the start of offseason workouts April eighteen. Miller received the team'south exclusive franchise tag.

Latest year, Thomas was franchise tagged and missed all of the offseason workouts — much to Elway'south chagrin — before agreeing to a $70 million deal on the July fifteen deadline.

The Broncos used up much of the $1.62 million cap space they'd remaining with the signing of free agent defensive finish Jared Crick to a two-year, $4 million deal on Wednesday. But they can create $9.18 million in cap space by converting Thomas' $13 million base salary following season into a signing bonus.

They can create another $8.9 million in salary cap space by dealing far or releasing left tackle Ryan Clady, who projects as an expensive backup following the free agent signings of Russell Okung and Donald Stephenson.

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