NFL rumors has the Denver Broncos being amongst the professional American football franchises showing a massive interest in Central Missouri quarterback Garrett Fugate as he is being called this year’s Trevor Siemian.
Garrett Fugate is a dual threat quarterback who is currently recovering from an ACL injury, much like the Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was when he was entering the draft dating back in 2015. NFL’s Ian Rapoport noted that multiple organizations in the National Football League (NFL) have shown a massive interest (including the Denver Broncos) and worked out Fugate recently.
After his successful Senior season at Central Missouri, the league has started paying attention to the 6’2″, 210lb dual threat quarterback Fugate. In the most recent season at Central Missouri, he tallied a total of 3,657 yards passing and 31 touchdowns. Fugate also completed 145 rushing attempts for 457 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Like Trvor Siemian, Garrett Fugate will likely be a late 7th rounder draft pick or go undrafted free agent and have to compete for the third-string or secondary back quarterback spot on the Broncos roster, whether that be on the 53-man roster, or on a team’s 10-man Practice Squad. Most quarterbacks drafted in the range or ones who went undrafted free agent at best become backup quarterbacks, but most end up out of the NFL rather quickly.
The Denver Broncos are currently looking in the market to acquire a third quarterback, and the franchise head coach Vance Joseph has said that the franchise would like to land a third quarterback and that it would likely be a younger quarterback. So we wouldn’t be shocked if the Denver Broncos spend its late round draft selection on Fugate in hopes of getting themselves another Trevor Siemian.