Originally posted on Denver Post  |  Last updated 2/24/12

Indianapolis _ There are three ways the Broncos can go as they seek to sign a free agent quarterback to back up Tim Tebow.

One is to re-sign Brady Quinn.

Two is to sign a younger backup with starter potential and athleticism like Josh Johnson or Drew Stanton.

Three is to sign an established starter whose career is at a crossroads because of injury. Guys like Chad Henne, Jason Campbell and David Garrard.

Campbell, who went 3-0 against the Broncos the past two years, knows enough about the Tebow circus to not want to get smothered beneath the tent. Garrard, who is 34 and coming off a lost season because of surgery to repair a bulging disc in his back, would be open to the opportunity. He was going to work out for teams around the March 13 opening of the free-agent market, but strep throat set his conditioning back a couple weeks. He is throwing and medical reports are good so he will now throw around April 1.

New Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was Garrard’s head coach in Jacksonville and connections always incite possibilities.

The guess here is the Broncos will have already signed their free-agent backup by the time Del Rio works out.

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