INDIANAPOLIS --The Broncos obviously have two quarterbacks on their roster: returning starter Trevor Siemian and 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch, who are expected to be in an "open competition" this summer.
There could be more, but that is to be determined by how the market changes in the next few days and weeks -- and whether the situation is right for the team.
"I'll say this: We're going to look at all the options," Executive Vice President/General Manager John Elway said. "Once they become available, we're going to look at all the options if it's best for the Denver Broncos and it's best for this team, because it's not only about winning next year, it's also what it does in the future, too.
Follow Head Coach Vance Joseph and Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway's first day at the 2017 Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. (photos by Ben Swanson)
"All of those things come into discussion. Once we get to that point where we know where we are, we'll kick the tires on everything and do our homework on everything and then make the best decision for what's right for the Broncos."
If the Broncos add a veteran quarterback, that doesn't mean that Siemian and Lynch would both not return -- although there would likely be less repetitions for at least one of them, if not both.
"I'm not going to say that's not a possibility," Elway said. "But at this point in time, everything is a possibility."
There is also the message that adding a veteran would send, a scenario of which Elway is mindful.
"Well, that's a concern. Does it stunt their growth? Where does it put those guys? How do they handle it?" Elway said.
"All those types of questions come in the discussion if we were to go down that road, is how does it affect those young guys and how does it affect their reps, and are they still going to continue to get better, or [will it] impede their growth if we were to do that?
"Those are all things that go into consideration, to think about whether we bring in a veteran guy."
Head Coach Vance Joseph said he was satisfied with Siemian and Lynch, believing the Broncos could be successful with either, depending on who emerges this summer.
But as with Elway, Joseph knows that you must keep an open ear to possibilities.
"Well, we're set at the moment, obviously. With free agency starting next week, any player that can help us moving forward and can help our team get better, we're going to obviously research and look into," he said. "But right now, we've got two young guys that we believe in."