The Denver Broncos are reportedly set to announce Peyton Manning’s replacement as the team’s starting quarterback.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Broncos have agreed to terms with former San Diego Chargers quarterback Ryan Lindley.
Lindley was signed by the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and spent last season on the Chargers’ practice squad.
In his one season as a starter for the Chargers, Lindley went 18-9 for 218 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions.
He also threw for 4,664 yards and 36 touchdowns with 10 interceptions.
Lindleys experience as a quarterback could help Manning, as Lindley’s NFL experience could be beneficial for the quarterback, as he was a backup to Peyton Manning for most of his career.
While Lindley may be a more experienced option than Manning, Lindleys game experience is definitely something that can help the quarterback in the NFL.
In fact, Lindys career stats are comparable to Manning’s, with 1,067 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
In addition to his career stats, Lindy is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He is the second Broncos quarterback to be enshrined in Canton, as former coach Gary Kubiak was inducted into Canton in 2015.