Bo Nix may not have another Auburn football alum in Broncos' QB competition after all

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Bo Nix may not have a fellow Auburn football alum in the Denver Broncos' quarterback battle this summer after all.

Mile High Huddle's Bob Morris tabbed Jarrett Stidham a "cut" candidate for the Broncos after the franchise replaced Russell Wilson with Nix via the No. 12 pick in the 2024 NFL draft and Zach Wilson via trade.

While floating Wilson as a potential release as well, Morris leaned toward Stidham being let go by Denver's front office once the dust settles on the Broncos' QB competition.

"Of all the players at risk of being cut, perhaps none are at greater risk than Stidham," Morris prefaced before saying, "Signed to a two-year deal in 2023, Stidham carries a $7M cap charge for 2024 with $1M in salary fully guaranteed. Zach Wilson, acquired in a trade with the New York Jets, will have a cap charge of $2.7M, so it would make more sense to keep him as the veteran option on the 53-man roster. Cutting Stidham would save $5M in cap space.

"I wouldn't expect the Broncos to make a quick decision here, but after the preseason, it's likely that either Stidham or Wilson will be let go. Because Stidham would only be due $1M if cut, and that money has offset clauses, he's the more likely cut candidate unless he impresses far more than Wilson."

Return to Las Vegas Raiders makes sense for ex-Auburn football QB Jarrett Stidham

A team with even bigger question marks under center than the Broncos is the Las Vegas Raiders, Stidham's last team. And while Luke Getsy wasn't offensive coordinator when Stidham was in town during the 2022 season, he could use Stidham's experience considering Gardner Minshew is the only veteran in the Raiders QB room.

Aidan O'Connell might be Vegas's QB of the future, and South Alabama product Carter Bradley has potential, but Stidham may be the safest backup possible for the Raiders if they want to try and compete for anything meaningful in 2024.