Broncos offense looks no better than last season as QBs spin wheels

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While Mitchell Trubisky was stealing the show in Chicago, the quarterbacks on the other sideline will continue their competition with no clear leader.

The Broncos ranked 27th in total offense and tied for 28th in scoring last season and looked no better in their first preseason game with their top-two quarterbacks.

Trevor Siemian started and led the Broncos to a field goal on a 10-play, 60-yard drive on the team’s first series. He played two other series before giving way to Paxton Lynch.

Siemian finished 6-of-7 for 51 yards and 97.0 passer rating. Lynch completed 6 of 9 passes for 42 yards and 77.1 passer rating, failing to lead the Broncos to any points before leaving in the fourth quarter.

The Broncos defense, with a pick-six on the third play from scrimmage, outscored the Broncos offense until third quarterback Kyle Sloter threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. Denver added another touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Broncos General Manager John Elway said, via Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post, that the results of the Siemian-Lynch competition would be “seen by everyone.” He added, “It’s going to show up.”

So far, though, there has been nothing to see here.

23 responses to “Broncos offense looks no better than last season as QBs spin wheels

  1. Can anyone reasonably expect them to finish any better than 3rd in their division? Honestly, if the Chargers can stay even reasonably healthy this season, the Broncos will be relegated to the cellar.

  2. No clear leader? Lynch looked like garbage against 2s and 3s. Siemian made a few plays against 1s. There’s still plenty of room in the competition, but Siemian was the clear frontrunner based on this game.

  3. aj66shanghai says:
    August 10, 2017 at 11:16 pm
    What a waste of a great defense

    Welcome to Texans 2.0

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    Denver’s defense actually cashed in with a Super Bowl victory. Meanwhile the Texans continue to think that their “QB guru” will get the offense working when really he’s just another former Patriots coordinator, useless away from Belichick.

  4. patriotway says:
    August 10, 2017 at 11:11 pm
    Can anyone reasonably expect them to finish any better than 3rd in their division? Honestly, if the Chargers can stay even reasonably healthy this season, the Broncos will be relegated to the cellar.

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    Patriots’ fans should hope so, we know how it ends when the Brady’s go to Denver in the playoffs. 0-3 in Denver in the playoffs. The team he recorded his first regular season and playoff losses against. The team that he has a losing record against.

  5. aj66shanghai says:
    August 10, 2017 at 11:16 pm
    What a waste of a great defense

    Welcome to Texans 2.0
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    GREAT defense? they looked great compared to their offense, but they are a very average defense.

  6. 3asteriskbronco*** says:
    August 11, 2017 at 8:20 am
    Siemian is the clear starter. They should move on with him. He’s the best out of the 3.
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    which isnt saying a whole lot considering semeni would be a second stringer on any other team.

  7. Give Paxton all the first team reps from now on and start him, Trevor “Checkdown Charlie” Siemian is not the answer.

    The Broncos have zero chance of winning a superbowl this year. The goal this year should be to see what you have in Lynch. I’d rather be 4-12 with Lynch and get a good draft spot than 7-9 with Siemian

  8. 3RingBronco: Siemian is the clear starter. They should move on with him. He’s the best out of the 3.
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    No, he isn’t. He will probably start early in the season because he is the most stable player, but Sloter is the best of the three.

  9. How is 5/6 for 51 yards your clear starter over 6/9 for 42 yards?

    Although both QB’s didn’t light it up, the real problem is the O-line and the lack of a 3rd/4th receiver/tight end that can get separation.

  10. 3ringbronco says:
    August 11, 2017 at 10:14 am
    Replying to TedHurtz
    Siemian is not a great QB. Just the best out of the 3. BTW who is your favorite team?
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    any team that does not cheat – which means not the donkos or the patriots. really an irrelevant question though. you are just fishing so you can attack, since your team is so indefensible.

  11. Replying to superbowl323350
    My gut tells me Siemian is the best option right now. If Paxton lights up SF and GB I’m wrong and he should be the starter.

  12. But I thought John Elway knew how to pick quarterbacks. This is another urban myth just as popular as Ozzie being a master of draft of the draft.

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