While it’s a near certainty that the rookie passer won’t see the field anytime soon for the Broncos, Dysert is an intriguing developmental quarterback who could eventually inherit the starting job from future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.
The first step in his journey towards NFL relevance is proving during Broncos training camp that he can put all of his physical tools to good use. Possessing a strong arm and respectable pocket poise, there’s plenty to be excited about when it comes to Dysert’s potential. Before he elevates his status beyond third-string emergency quarterback, though, the rookie gunslinger needs to be sharpen several aspects of his game.
The biggest area in need of improvement for Dysert is accuracy, which is inconsistent at best for the former Redhawk. One play, Dysert will put it at the receiver’s feet and the next he’ll drop it 10 yards ahead of his target. The rookie hasn’t quite harnessed his arm strength, which is something that must change once Broncos training camp gets under way.
Once he settles down and gets comfortable as an NFL quarterback, Dysert should have an opportunity to unseat second-year passer Brock Osweiler for the No. 2 gig behind Manning. Still learning the ins and outs of the position, the rookie will be firmly planted in the No. 3 role once training camp kicks off.
Some will speculate on the Broncos cutting him and trying to sneak him through to the practice squad, but chances are Dysert wouldn’t clear waivers considering his potential.
At some point down the line, Dysert could push Osweiler for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. For now, though, he’ll have to settle for the third-string gig and spend the next couple of years developing his tools as an NFL passer.
Luckily for Dysert, he couldn’t have asked for a better mentor than Manning. We’ll see during training camp if he can take the first step in his development.