Why not sign a veteran to a minimum salary contract? In Denver's case, probably because a rookie would obviously be younger and come at a cheaper price tag.
The Broncos appear to be looking at late-round QB prospects, as B/R's Christopher Hansen noted on Tuesday that the team has and will visit with two QBs.
Quarterback ZacDysert visited with the Broncos on Monday, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Quarterback Matt Scott will visit with the Broncos, according to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net.
Dysert, another senior, measures up and weighs in at 6'3", 231 pounds. He threw for 3,483 yards and 25 touchdowns at Miami (Ohio) last fall and projected to be a fourth- or fifth-round pick by CBSSports.com.
If one of these two prospects (or another QB that catches Denver's eye) falls into the fifth or sixth round, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Broncos draft one. Whether or not that would be the right move is up for debate.
Denver owns six picks and will be selecting 28th overall in the first round later this month. The draft is 15 days away.