In the 30 days leading up to the start of Denver Broncos Training Camp 2016, we’re examining 30 big questions for the season. We’ll make a case for each answer; you’ll vote and tell Broncos Country what’s going to happen this year.

For the first time in four years, the Denver Broncos are in the market for a long snapper.

The Broncos decided to part ways with guard Louis Vasquez, tight end Owen Daniels and long snapper Aaron Brewer back in March to clear up $8.43 million in cap space. Oddly enough, there seems to be a pattern developing with the Broncos and their long snappers.

Back in 2012, the Broncos made the decision to release veteran long snapper Lonie Paxton and sign the much cheaper Aaron Brewer as an undrafted rookie. In doing so, the Broncos struck gold. Brewer didn’t botch one snap in his entire time with the Broncos. Four years later, the Broncos are hoping that one of three potential replacements currently on thee roster will help them hit the long-snapping jackpot once more.

Can any of them match Brewer’s perfect four years?

Casey Kreiter

In April, the Broncos signed third-year long snapper Casey Kreiter to a one year deal worth $450,000. Kreiter has the most experience of the three potential replacements with three preseason games in 2014 and ’15 with the Dallas Cowboys. Experience will definitely give Kreiter a leg up in the long snapping battle, and it might be what pushes him into the starting spot.

Henry Krieger-Coble

Henry Krieger-Coble is an undrafted tight end out of the University of Iowa. Although Krieger-Coble mainly plays tight end, he did some long snapping at his pro day and caught the attention of Broncos special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis. Krieger-Coble didn’t snap at all during his time at Iowa. If he can figure out how to snap at the professional level, he almost guarantees himself a roster spot.

Nathan Theus

The Broncos picked up Nathan Theus, an undrafted rookie who was the long snapper for the University of Georgia. Although he has no NFL experience, he has experience as a long snapper unlike Krieger-Coble. Joe DeCamillis said in an interview with, that the long snapping battle will come down to whoever is able to provide the best protection. Theus has a clean slate, and if he can block he might be the next Aaron Brewer.

None of the Above

The Broncos may find out that letting go of Brewer was the wrong decision at the worst time. As previously mentioned, Brewer was as reliable as a long snapper could be. As a matter of fact, he was perfect. In his four years with the Broncos, he was not responsible for any botched snaps. During the Broncos 2015 championship season, a season where special teams was sometimes the Broncos’ only way of moving the ball, they knew that they could count on Brewer to serve up punter Britton Colquitt and kicker Brandon McManus with a good snap in crunch time. If the transition from Brewer to any one of the three goes unnoticed, the Broncos will be in good shape.

What does Broncos Country think? Can any of these long snapper candidates be perfect, as Aaron Brewer was during his time in Denver?

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