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Vance Joseph, Case Keenum embrace new backup Broncos QB

Posted at 12:41 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 09:20:28-04

DENVER – This probably isn’t how third-string quarterback Kevin Hogan imagined getting promoted on the Broncos roster.

But with Chad Kelly being released from the Denver Broncos, a day after being arrested for criminal trespassing, Hogan is the new backup quarterback.

“Kevin has played in games, he’s a smart guy, he’s picked it up quick and we have full confidence in Kevin,” Broncos Head Coach said in an interview Wednesday.

Hogan is in his 3rd year in the NFL.

He played for the Cleveland Browns in 2016 and 2017.

During those two seasons, he played in eight games tota–with four touchdowns and seven interceptions.

On Wednesday, Hogan said he feels comfortable with the Broncos offense and says Case Keenum has been a great mentor this season.

“One thing about Case is that he stays in the room and studies more than anyone I’ve ever seen. That’s something that’s rubbed off on me,” Hogan said.

“I feel very prepared. This is going on week seven or eight in the system and I spend a lot of time working and studying. The coaches have done a great job of getting me caught up and I’ve put in a lot of time and preparation, even though I haven’t suited up yet. I always took the gameplan seriously and prepared as if I was playing,” he added.

Keenum told the media Wednesday that if Hogan needed to step in for him this season, he would have complete trust in the backup QB.

“[He’s] been on a few teams and he’s done a great job stepping in and getting a lot of mental reps every day. Getting better every day. He’s done a great job–great team guy, great locker room guy to be around.”

No word yet on whether the Broncos have plans to look for another quarterback this season.

“Kevin is our backup right now,” said Joseph. “We’ll see as time progresses here.”