The Denver Broncos are on the road for their first preseason game of 2017 and will face their former head coach John Fox and his new team, the Chicago Bears. The Broncos announced just days ago that Trevor Siemian will be the starter for their road trip to the Windy City.
I’m not saying we’re always right. The NFL knows more about what it’s looking for than we do. It’s just not easy to predict which seemingly random QB the NFL will decide is much better than college fans ever would’ve guessed.
For the 2018 draft, NFL media has already decided on its out-of-nowhere guy, almost a year ahead of schedule. For months now, Wyoming QB Josh Allen has been called a likely top-10 pick, ranking alongside former five-star Josh Rosen of UCLA and Rose Bowl winner Sam Darnold of USC, and ahead of big-number producers like Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Washington State’s Luke Falk, and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph.
A Yahoo! story calls Allen one of the big three, along with Rosen and Darnold. SB Nation’s first mock draft predicted him at No. 3. At one point, Bleacher Report had Allen at No. 3 in 2017, let alone 2018. Adam Schefter reported 12 months in advance that Allen’s earning No. 1 buzz.
There are specific rules about when a player can be placed on PUP and when he’s allowed to come off of it.
If a player has practiced during training camp he’s not eligible for PUP. Players like Luck and Hightower, who started training camp on the PUP, can be removed from the list at any time during the preseason. Once they are, they can get back on the practice field.
The player also has to be a dealing with an NFL-related injury to be placed on the PUP.