Former CSU standout given an opportunity by the Denver Broncos

Luke Zahlmann

Former Rams quarterback Nick Stevens returns to the state where he played his college career as the Denver Broncos signed the undrafted free agent today according to their official Twitter account.

Colorado State University quarterback Nick Stevens (7) takes the field during the second quarter against Air Force on Oct 28. The Rams lost at home 45-28. (Davis Bonner | Collegian)
Colorado State University quarterback Nick Stevens (7) takes the field during the second quarter against Air Force on Oct 28. The Rams lost at home 45-28. (Davis Bonner | Collegian)

Stevens, a former first-team All-Mountain West signal caller in a conference that included top pick Josh Allen from Wyoming, will be given a chance to assert himself into the carousel that the Broncos have featured at the position in recent seasons. The team recently signed Case Keenum who figures to be the projected starter after signing a two-year contract. The former Ram will join Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly in fighting for the backup position in Dove Valley.

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In a college career highlighted by his final season in which Stevens threw for nearly 4,000 yards and 29 touchdowns, he showed his grasp on the pro-style offense ran by the Rams, one that should ease the transition to the National Football League. Stevens leads the Rams in all-time touchdown passes (70). 

Though invited to a pair of rookie minicamps, Stevens was not signed by either Washington or Green Bay but appears to have found a landing spot close to his college home. The signing serves as a tryout for the former Ram with his first day coming today as he will attend meetings with the team.

Collegian sports reporter Luke Zahlmann can be reached at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @lukezahlmann.