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“True evaluation” of Broncos QBs coming in training camp


The Broncos wrap up their offseason program this week and they’ve spent the last couple of months putting quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch through their paces, but the competition for the starting job hasn’t really gotten going yet.

That was the message from coach Vance Joseph on Tuesday. Joseph answered a question about how much impact this work has had on the final decision at quarterback, Joseph said “probably zero to none” and that the competition will “be won in the games in the preseason.”

“It’s hard to get a true evaluation with these guys right now, because there’s much learning going on around those guys,” Joseph said, via “There’s been positive plays by both guys, there’s been big throws by both guys, there’s been terrible throws by both guys. Our mindset has not changed — get to [training camp] and have a true evaluation.”

Joseph hasn’t set a time to make a call, saying he’ll wait to see “clear separation” between the two players and then go from there.

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17 Responses to ““True evaluation” of Broncos QBs coming in training camp”
  1. intrafinesse says: Jun 14, 2017 7:45 AM

    I’m pulling for Trevor Siemian.

  2. xavier179 says: Jun 14, 2017 8:38 AM

    Lynch will be the ultimate winner because it won’t look good if Elway’s high draft choice isn’t chosen.

  3. QB Film Room says: Jun 14, 2017 9:09 AM

    Again!!!! It is the Off-Season! Vance Joseph really is a HS Coach!!! The job was already won by Siemian in 2016. It is his to lose

  4. araidersfan says: Jun 14, 2017 9:11 AM

    No “true evaluation” is needed. It’s obvious that the Broncos’ QB situation is a disaster area.

    Maybe they should consider Manziel (Von Miller’s buddy), Tebow or Kaepernick? Couldn’t be worse than what they have on their roster.

  5. jjackwagon says: Jun 14, 2017 9:48 AM

    “It’s hard to get a true evaluation with these guys right now, because we know neither is a legit starter in the NFL.”

  6. fanboyarmy says: Jun 14, 2017 10:38 AM

    Lynch already has been given the job. Broncos have bent over backwards to accommodate him. Trevor has been given the middle finger and the shaft. He won the job and it was his to lose. Nope. Lynch gets all the love.

  7. bighoser says: Jun 14, 2017 10:41 AM

    Not good when your first round pick you traded up for can’t clearly beat out a late round pedestrian QB. It’s especially bad when you note that they could’ve taken a successful QB later in the draft (Prescott) and so not wasted the extra draft capital on what’s looking like a bust! Denver fans better hope that Lynch is a late bloomer!

  8. doggz109 says: Jun 14, 2017 10:54 AM

    Lynch was the first choice for the Cowboys…they were going to pick him until Denver traded up. Prescott fell into their lap as a consolation prize. Lynch has all the tools but just needs to learn NFL offense first…no difference than pretty much every single QB taken in this years draft.

  9. mother's little helper says: Jun 14, 2017 10:58 AM

    the answer is Chad “Machine Gun” Kelly…

  10. collectordude says: Jun 14, 2017 11:05 AM

    They will both suck.

  11. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 14, 2017 11:16 AM

    Bad and worse. There, evaluation done.

  12. tylawspick6 says: Jun 14, 2017 11:53 AM

    Pats D licking its chops, now or later in the regular season.

  13. weepingjebus says: Jun 14, 2017 1:50 PM

    “Day 4 is when we chain the field’s gates and release a velociraptor. Then we’ll see what’s what.”

  14. bigfan62 says: Jun 14, 2017 3:25 PM

    Non- Broncos fans probably don’t remember/understand how poor the OL played last year, particularly the run game. Siemian was teed-off on. The fact is, he performed pretty darn well for having to operate a run-first offense with an abysmal running game.

    Siemian may not have the ceiling of Lynch, but he is a cool operator, a sharp mind, and a tight throwing motion, and quite good accuracy when he isn’t running for his life. McCoy’s offense will definitely be an improvement over Kubiak’s.

  15. sgordon909usdm419 says: Jun 14, 2017 3:28 PM

    And another year of leaning entirely on the defense…….

  16. mattbilleauthor says: Jun 14, 2017 3:49 PM

    Siemian is a smart, tough football player, and he was often undone by Denver’s “extremely offensive line,” but I think his skill set is “good backup,” not “franchise QB.” He will have a good career at Denver or elsewhere, but we have seen his best, and he won’t lead a team to the Super Bowl. As for Lynch, we just don’t know yet., but he’d better show those first-rounder skills this year or Elway will be under pressure to draft yet another QB.

  17. armoderate says: Jun 14, 2017 5:12 PM

    OTA’s really don’t tell you much. It’s the training camp and preseason games. Sort of ridiculous to judge a QB in a touch football environment. The mental stress and speed of a game situation separates the true QB’s from the posers.

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