Trevor Siemian to start third Broncos preseason game

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Trevor Siemian will get another chance to start a preseason game for the Broncos.

Coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday that Siemian will be the first man under center against the Rams in a game that has traditionally been used as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. That would suggest that Siemian has some edge in the starting quarterback competition in Denver.

There are some complications, however. Kubiak said that Siemian has a sore shoulder as a result of an attempted tackle he made after throwing an interception against the 49ers and that it’s not clear yet whether he’ll be able to practice on Tuesday.

Kubiak also said that he wants Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch to play the same amount of time on Saturday night, but didn’t say whether Lynch or Sanchez would be the second quarterback into the game. Kubiak didn’t rule out any of the three winding up as the starter following the Rams game.

However things go on Saturday, Kubiak said he’ll pick a starter for Week One next week and bring an end to a competition unlike any conducted by a Super Bowl champ in recent memory.

27 responses to “Trevor Siemian to start third Broncos preseason game

  1. Elway did it right. let Brock walk, encourage Manning to retire and start fresh. Texans aren’t even a threat in the AFC South let alone playoffs which is why $18m was wasted.

  2. If Sanchez were ever to step up, I think it would have happened by now. Look to the other two Denver…

  3. This kid has a nice arm, the ball came out fast and a smooth spiral. Anticipated the out routes well, needs some work on pocket awareness but the Broncos might be on to something here, he looked good.

  4. And cue the trolls predicting a losing record and the complete demise of the Broncos. Just a thought for them, Denver won it all last year with very poor play from the QB position, only a fool would count them out. The champ is the champ until someone else wins it all.
    A Pats fan.

  5. Paxton Lynch went against 3rd stringers and looked OK. He is not ready to start. It’s time for Denver fans to admit Elway should have kept Osweiler. Elway was willing to extend him which means he liked what he saw in Brock. The decision to let a franchise QB walk in free agency when you don’t have a succession plan in place will be viewed as a major screw up.

  6. Texans aren’t even a threat in the AFC South let alone playoffs…

    Except they won the South last year…so there is that.

  7. Denver fans refuse to look at the obvious mistake that Elway made in thinking Buttfumble would be an adequate starter (even as just a 1 season placeholder). What, did he see something that the other 2 teams that gave up on him didn’t? If so, it sure wasn’t on film as he’s a turnover machine which is why it’s a STEP DOWN going from even a noodle armed, ancient Peyton to Mr. Buttfumble. Now, because of that hubris by Elway, the team is gonna count on one of 2 guys who have yet to make an NFL start. Good luck repeating as even teams with historically great defenses like the Ravens couldn’t do it as eventually, come playoff time, you need a QB who can step up and deliver a TD when the game is on the line. Buttfumble sure can’t do that which is why he’s on team #3… I’ll be generous and say the Donks go 9-7 as they lost too many guys on defense to carry an offense with a substandard QB for a whole season and expect to make the playoffs.

  8. The Denver defense is so good that they think they don’t need any quality at QB to win it all again. They better hope that defense can score.
    Please don’t tell me how many points they scored last year because, that was last year.
    An old beat down Manning is better than anything they currently have on the roster at QB.

  9. jjb0811 says:
    Aug 22, 2016 3:43 PM
    Texans aren’t even a threat in the AFC South let alone playoffs which is why $18m was wasted.
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    One of only a couple of teams that had QB play below the level of Denver last year and they too won their division with D. Yet somehow they are seen as a non threat to repeat as division champions while you no doubt expect the Broncos to walk away with the west. Alrighty then

  10. A bigger mistake then letting Osweiler walk without a succession plan in place would have been resigning Osweiler to a huge contract just BECAUSE there was no succession plan in place.

    Playing a year (or two, or three) with no QB and then finding the right one is better than committing to the wrong one for 7 years.

  11. It could be a long year. But if that is the price for SB 50, we’ll pay it every time. And for the haters predicting no playoffs for YEARS, seriously, is that the best you got?? Back to smack school bub, you aint ready!

  12. maust1013 says:
    Aug 22, 2016 4:45 PM
    jjb0811 says:
    Aug 22, 2016 3:43 PM
    Texans aren’t even a threat in the AFC South let alone playoffs which is why $18m was wasted.
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    One of only a couple of teams that had QB play below the level of Denver last year and they too won their division with D. Yet somehow they are seen as a non threat to repeat as division champions while you no doubt expect the Broncos to walk away with the west. Alrighty then

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    Yeah, a complete and thorough beat down in the playoffs will do that. Winning the AFC south is like a midget winning a height contest.

  13. I wasn’t talking smack. I rooted for Denver in the Super Bowl. I look at what they have now and it looks like they won’t be in the playoffs for several years. Most objective observers would agree.

    So, again, I hope you all enjoyed last season, as (in my opinion) you won’t see another like it any time soon

  14. Simian is a 7th rounder who had 24 interceptions in 14 career starts at Northwestern. He threw a pick 6 against SF. The best he can do is not turn the ball over, but he’s got questionable ability there. Overall, he’s awful and the broncos QB situation is more dire than they want to believe. Slight fall off from the defense , which is very possible, you’re looking at 6-10.

  15. Except for one play last week Siemian moved the ball at will. However, the game got way out of hand when Denver’s Not the No Fly Zone DB scrubs got toasted by a QB who had been with the Niners for less then a week. I’m pretty sure that most of those guys (The Frequent Flyer Zone) will be back working at Wallmart next month.

  16. It’s not Elway’s fault Oz couldn’t stand the bright lights of being THE QB on the defending champs and one of the most successful franchises in NFL history . Plus he would have followed Peyton Manning with Elway watching upstairs . I wish Brock no ill will but that tells me all I need to know . At least Sanchez embraced the idea instead of running away . I mean , what QB wouldn’t want the opportunity to start for a SB champion with a D that’s going to keep them in every game ? Brock Osweiler that’s who .

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