The Denver Broncos will not be adding a former Pro Bowl MVP to their quarterback room.
Early Thursday morning, Gary Kubiak joined 104.3 The Fan to discuss the opening of training camp. Along with a number of other quarterback-centered questions, the head coach was asked about the prospects of bringing in quarterback Nick Foles, who was granted his release last night by the Los Angeles Rams.
"I think we go to work with our guys," Kubiak said about his group of passers. "Obviously I got respect for Nick, he's played very well in this league. But we've been set, we know which direction we're heading and it's time to go compete."
For fans and pundits who prefer to view things through an optimistic lens, the Broncos' polite refusal to sign Foles is a de facto vote of confidence for Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian, and Paxton Lynch.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1688594-mhh-premium-how-you-can-s...On the other hand, Foles' career has taken an abysmal turn after a sensational 2013 season in which he posted 27 touchdowns to just two interceptions, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to an NFC East title in the process.
After a blockbuster trade sent Sam Bradford to Philly and Foles to St. Louis, the former Arizona Wildcats quarterback won just four of his 11 starts and tossed only seven touchdowns. In hindsight, maybe everyone's been a little too harsh on Chip Kelly.
Time will tell if the Broncos were right to stick with their current trio of gunslingers, but for the time being, no one will be catching Foles Fever in Denver.
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Will Keys is an Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.