What's the measure? A back up? I think he's a decent back up, about the same as Keenum when we signed him. Played inconsistent. Had a pretty terrible oline both years. Had the 27th ranked running game in 2016 and 12th in 2017. Spotty WR play. Not a big fan of denvers coaching either.
If Sloter makes strides and has the confidence of the coaches? I still probably hang onto Siemian. 20 starts is a stark contrast to 0 snaps in the NFL.
Would you consider our WR play, the last two seasons, as spotty?
Those two old boys in Denver are pretty good. In fact, not much of a difference in production over the last two seasons compared to Thielen and Diggs.
Sorry, not buying the "spotty WR play".
I did see some spotty QB play.
There was spotty QB play. Hence the term "inconsistent". Like most young QBs.
As far as "selling" WR production. Yes I would call Thomas and Sanders play spotty. Sanders missed 4 games last year but lacked separation and explosiveness in quite a few other games. Thomas, between drops and missed plays, was ineffective at times. Rudolph is 10x better than any TE Siemian had to throw to and we have better backs as well. Based on the what I saw, I think the advanced stats, like contested catch rate, drop %, separation would support. But I could be wrong, not the first time.
Again I'll take our coaches over Broncos (and it's not close). It's difficult to judge a QB with a shit line and run game. But I'll give you WR production if you want it.
If the last 3 years have taught us anything, QB depth is kinda important. I think Siemian is an adequate back up, nothing more or less. I loved the Sloter signing, think he's got great potential. At this point, as a fan, I wouldn't feel comfortable going into the season with Sloter and his lack of experience (guy had more WR snaps in college than QB).
Beyond that, have at it.
Left picking up the pieces.