The Broncos have had to go to their first-round pick sooner than they anticipated.
Starting quarterback Trevor Siemian was just carted off the field after being slammed onto his left shoulder, with the Broncos up 14-7 on the Buccaneers.
Siemian was taken down by Bucs defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, landing hard on his non-throwing shoulder.
Siemian’s rough landing led them to turn to rookie Paxton Lynch, whose first pass was incomplete. He got a chance to run the two-minute drill, and looked reasonably comfortable working out of the shotgun, leading them to a field goal for a 17-7 lead.