3 Former Broncos QBs Now Play For Teams in the New USFL
The USFL has returned to the field, though some will say it's not same USLF from back in the mid-1980's. Fans of the Denver Broncos will see these (mostly)familiar names.
Just because a player gets cut from an NFL team does not necessarily mean that their professional football career is over. There are more than a few options for players with nearly 30 leagues out there. Looking at that list, I think a road trip to see some Rocky Mountain Football League play in Montana.
The latest non-NFL professional football league, the 'new' USFL, has eight teams. 20 of those teams have players that used to be Denver Broncos; three of them were quarterbacks, one played for the University of Northern Colorado.
Cookus spent a whole three days with the team in May of 2021. A graduate of Northern Arizona, he's spent most of his career in the Canadian Football League, but now plays for the Philadelphia Stars.
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A graduate of UNC, Sloter actually played, if only in preseason. He was an undrafted free agent in May of 2017, and had decent preseason numbers: 31 of 43 passes for 413 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions with a passer rating of 125. However he was waived by September of 2017, and bounced around practice squads for the Vikings, Cardinals, Lions, Bears, and the Raiders. He now plays for the New Orleans Breakers.
Lynch received a near $5.1 million signing bonus when the Broncos drafted him in 2016. He had an OK rookie season, backing up Trevor Siemian, but an injury during preseason of his second season sidelined him for most of that season. His third Broncos season had him backing up Case Keenum, until Chad Kelly got that job; then he and Denver parted ways. No tears were lost in that departure. Paxton bounced to the Seahawks, the Steelers and then into the Canadian Football League in 2021, as a third string QB. He now on the roster for the Michigan Panthers.
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