The Denver Broncos are parting ways with quarterback Kevin Hogan, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He was previously the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart behind Joe Flacco. With the move, rookie Drew Lock moves up, but is injured (thumb).
Hogan didn't particularly shine in the preseason. He completed just 50.8 percent of his passes for 311 yards, a touchdown, and three interceptions for a 50.2 passer rating.
A fifth-round pick out of Stanford in 2016 by the Kansas City Chiefs, Hogan got his first NFL playing time with the Cleveland Browns in 2016 after his release from the Chiefs. He went on to play two seasons for the Browns; starting a game, playing eight, and compiling 621 yards, four touchdowns, and five interceptions on a 59.4% completion rate.
Hogan's tenure in Cleveland after the team brought in Baker Mayfield. They traded him to the Washington Redskins in April of 2018, only to see him be cut later that year. From there, the Broncos added him via the waiver wire.
Denver likely isn't done reshaping their quarterback position. Though their starter is locked in, their backup (Lock) remains injured. Don't be surprised if they bring in some veterans throughout the next week to try out for the job. The recently released Brian Hoyer (New England Patriots) could be a viable candidate to do so.