Vance Joseph hasn’t decided on starting quarterback for Saturday scrimmage

AP

When it comes to picking a Week One starting quarterback, Broncos coach Vance Joseph is waiting as long as possible. When it comes to picking a starting quarterback for Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage, same.

“I’m not sure yet,” Joseph told reporters on Friday regarding whether it will be Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch. “Whoever starts, you’ll know. I’m not sure yet.”

Joseph wasn’t entirely tight-lipped on Friday about his quarterbacks. He offered Siemian a certain amount of praise for his performance in practice.

“I saw Trevor just being consistent, making his reads and making the throws where the reads told him to make the throws. He did a good job today,” Joseph said.

As to Lynch, Joseph’s only comments on Friday related to defensive lineman tipping the 2016 first-rounder’s passes at the line of scrimmage, a trend Joseph didn’t blame on Lynch.

“Our [defensive] line does a great job of knocking passes down,” Joseph said. “Now, how do you stop that from an offensive line’s perspective? You kind of jab him in the gut. We don’t want to jab our own guy. Honestly, that’s how you stop it. Or when the guy jumps, you bang him to the ground. Gameday, you will see that. You won’t see that here. That’s more of how we’re practicing then it is for Paxton.”

Even though Lynch wasn’t blamed for tipped passes, it’s a dynamic that came up in reference to him and not Siemian. Even though Lynch is 6-7 and Siemian is 6-3.

So there are now two things to watch on Saturday: (1) who starts the scrimmage; and (2) whether passes get tipped at the line of scrimmage.

7 responses to “Vance Joseph hasn’t decided on starting quarterback for Saturday scrimmage

  1. “I’m not sure yet,” Joseph told reporters on Friday regarding whether it will be Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch. “Whoever starts, you’ll know. I’m not sure yet.” BB nods his head in respect.

  2. I hope Lynch is not a bust but I have a sneaking suspicion that he will be. If Siemian is not clearly pulling ahead in this competition perhaps we should seriously consider bringing in Kaepernick (which I know we won’t because Elway is a right-wing guy, unfortunately).

  3. When you have two starting QB’s, you have none. The donkeys are on a one way trip to the cellar for a long time. There’s no more Manning’s walking through that door.

  4. I think it’s Siemian’s job. Lynch just isn’t ready. The key is the defense playing well and stopping the run.The pass defense is excellent.All he has to do is not turn the ball over and maybe they can get a Wild Card.

  5. broncosgreatestfan says:
    August 5, 2017 at 1:49 am
    I hope Lynch is not a bust but I have a sneaking suspicion that he will be. If Siemian is not clearly pulling ahead in this competition perhaps we should seriously consider bringing in Kaepernick (which I know we won’t because Elway is a right-wing guy, unfortunately).
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    One would think ‘broncosgreatestfan’ would know that John Elway hosted Colin Kaepernick at his Denver residence for dinner in an attempt to sign him prior to 2016 season. Elway asked Kaepernick to take a pay cut to come to Denver. Kaepernick declined.

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