Former Rams QB Stevens Signs Deal with Broncos

Former Colorado State quarterback Nick Stevens has agreed to a deal with the Broncos, the NFL team announced Thursday. Stevens previously participated in rookie mini camps with the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins.

Stevens joins quarterbacks Case Keenum, Chad Kelly and Paxton Lynch on the Broncos roster.

Stevens is Colorado State’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns (70) and all-time in passing yards (8,850). During his senior season, Stevens earned First-Team All-Mountain West honors with 3,804 passing yards, 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

In comparison, Wyoming’s Josh Allen earned honorable mention status after finishing the year with 1,812 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Despite leading the Mountain West with a 64 percent completion percentage and quarterback rating of 152.4, and throwing for nearly 700 more yards than any other QB in the league, Stevens has not received much national attention as an NFL prospect.

That being said, Stevens has given NFL coaches a reason to believe he can succeed at the next level.

As a three-year starter in a pro style offense, Stevens comes into the league as a competent and reliable pocket passer. In three seasons as a starter, Stevens completed 62 percent of his pass attempts and nearly had a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 3 to 1.

The 6’3, 215-pound QB was extremely efficient with the football, especially on third down. In 2017, CSU finished second in the nation with third-down conversion percentage of 50.3 percent, eighth in the nation with 331 total first downs and 11th in total offense at 492.5 yards per-game. Stevens played a big part in that success.

Throughout his time at CSU, head coach Mike Bobo often praised Stevens' decision making abilities, and was very open about how much freedom Stevens had to make adjustments at the line of scrimmage.

As a young, intelligent QB with a ton of experience in a pro style passing offense, Stevens will look to prove himself at the next level. But he does always have a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in tourism management to fall back on.

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