It wasn’t the best game of football on Thursday between the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, but football is back.
Even more torturous than the months without football since the last Broncos game of the 2016 season is the ongoing quarterback competition, battle, or whatever else it is being called these days.
“Trevor Siemian OR Paxton Lynch,” said the depth chart to Broncos Country on the first two preseason games. Third on that list? Kyle Sloter, an undrafted free agent out of Northern Colorado.
While many talking heads have Sloter behind Chad Kelly, Mr Irrelevant’s injuries meant the Georgia native Sloter got a chance to showcase his abilities to a wider audience in the second half, and he certainly delivered going 5-6 for 94 yards and a bomb of a touchdown to former Georgia Bulldog Isaiah McKenzie, albeit from blown coverage by one of NFL’s worst teams’ third-string defense.
Sloter joined us on the 5280 Podcast last month to talk about his journey to the NFL, the Broncos’ interest in him during the draft, and why he chose to come back to Colorado rather than sign with a number of other interested teams, including his hometown Atlanta Falcons.