When you are backup to a future Hall of Fame quarterback, it can be tricky getting any kind of playing time. This is especially true if the player in question is a third-string behind a player who could become the new face of the franchise. The NFL life for Zac Dysert could become a long one before he can start.
The Denver Broncos‘ third-string quarterback has a lot of upside as well as some downside being behind Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler on the depth chart. He can learn from one of the best quarterbacks to play the game, but there is a wonder on what we can see from Dysert. The former 2013 seventh-round draft pick’s only game action has been during the preseason. However, there is no doubt that he will get his chances. Scouts who looked at Dysert believe that he could be a starter for a franchise in the near future. It has yet to be seen if the Broncos will be that team, but there is a lot of promise for the third-string quarterback.
There are many strengths to Dysert, which could be the reason behind the Broncos drafting him. During his time with Miami (OH) University, he broke records that were previously held by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. It also helps when scouts see Dysert as an NFL quarterback, praising him on his abilities to work out of the shotgun as well as under center. He has a little bit of a scrambler in him as he can pick up the first down with his feet as well. Dysert’s best abilities are his throwing accuracy while he is on the move and the deep ball. Both qualities can benefit him in key situations by keeping the play alive as well as looking for a wide open receiver down the field.
While Dysert may have to wait for a while to start for a team, much less the Broncos, there is a lot of promise for the second-year quarterback. Chances are that he will make the roster as the quarterback behind Manning and Osweiler again, but I would advise fans to not sleep on Dysert during the summer. This is one player Broncos fans should watch during training camp and the preseason. He could provide quite a few surprises and turn some heads.