The Broncos signed seventh-round draft pick and third-string quarterback Zac Dysert of Miami (Ohio) to a four-year contract Monday that included a $48,200 signing bonus.
Now Dysert goes to work on making the 53-man roster.
"I was talking to my agent (Mike McCart ney, son of College Football Hall of Fame coach Bill McCartney) before the draft, and this was our No. 1 pick," Dysert said. "Everything worked out perfectly. I did take a visit here—loved it from the minute I got here. It was like, 'God's got a perfect plan for me, and this is the place for me for his plan to work out great.' I'm here for a reason, so I'm just going to take it as best as I can and run with the opportunity that I have."
The Broncos kept three quarterbacks last year because No. 2 Brock Osweiler was a rookie and No. 3 Caleb Hanie was veteran insurance.
But now that Osweiler is the most experienced of the backups to Peyton Manning, it's possible the Broncos will have only two quarterbacks on their roster.