Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy will keep his quarterback and linebacker for the remainder of the season, with Prater returning for the playoffs and Stewart serving as the backup.
The Broncos are bringing back both players as their primary backups for the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
“Matt and Darian have been really good for us this year and are very deserving of their roles in this offense,” McCoy said on Monday.
Prater was named the Broncos’ starting quarterback for the first time this season and has thrown for 4,631 yards and 31 touchdowns in his four starts. “
Darian will be ready to go in week one and we’re going back to the old fashioned ways of doing things.”
Prater was named the Broncos’ starting quarterback for the first time this season and has thrown for 4,631 yards and 31 touchdowns in his four starts.
Stewart was acquired from the Arizona Cardinals last month in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He had been the team’s starter since October 2016.
Stewart has played just nine games in his NFL career.
McCoy said he will be back with the Broncos as a consultant this season.
“That’s a little different than the way we’ve played the last two years,” McCoy added.
“I’ve been fortunate to have Matt Praters and Darians Prater.
I think those guys will both be good and they will both play well.
The Broncos will host the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday night.”
As long as we have them, it’s not going to change the way that we play.”
The Broncos will host the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday night.