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Adam Weber is starting his second season with the Denver Broncos, but he hasn't seen much action on the field. After signing with the Broncos last July, Weber made his debut in a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. He threw one pass for 86 yards. Although Weber has very little experience, he is able to play with his favorite college receiver and former roommate, Eric Decker.
Looking back to his collegiate statistics, Weber was the fifth quarterback to end his career with 10,000 yards in the Big Ten Conference. He's also Minnesota's leader in career passing yards (10,917) and career touchdown passes (72).
After being re-signed following Brady Quinn's contract expiration, Weber has a second chance to make an impression on the QB depth chart. Looking at collegiate statistics doesn't help very much in the NFL, but with the presence of Decker, Weber would feel comfortable as backup quarterback.
Giving Weber a chance at No. 2 on the depth chart would be a risk, but he deserves a chance. Although Hanie was signed to be the backup, Weber could put up numbers similar to his college days, especially with Decker on the field.
Adam Weber is definitely at the top of my list for backup QB if Manning fails to remain healthy.