Posted Fri Jun 4th by Monty
And then there were three.
Six weeks after the Denver Broncos selected quarterback Tim Tebow in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Broncos shallowed their quarterback pool Friday by releasing backup Tom Brandstater, per multiple reports.
Brandstater, a sixth round draft pick in 2009, was usurped by Tebow on the team’s depth chart and practice reps rotation last week.
The Broncos now have three quarterbacks on their roster: Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn, and Tebow.
UPDATE: Fullback Kyle Eckel, formerly of the New Orleans Saints, was added to the roster in Brandstater’s place. (Yes, folks, the Broncos have a fullback!).
Everyone knew a move was coming sooner or later, it was just a matter of “who” and “when.” Now that we know it’s Brandstater’s release (which was always the most likely option), perhaps the Kyle Orton trade rumors will settle down, and the Broncos can move forward with unmitigated focus with Orton as their presumed starter for 2010, and Quinn and Tebow in the wings.