Trevor Siemian named AFC offense player of the week

AP

The Broncos began the season simply asking quarterback Trevor Siemian to not make a mess of things so their defense could win games.

Now, he’s becoming an active participant in the winning.

Siemian was named AFC offensive player of the week after his four-touchdown day helped the Broncos to a win over the Bengals to stay undefeated.

Siemian was 23-of-35 passing for 312 yards, and is showing an increasing ability to move the ball downfield.

Against the Panthers in the opener (which also marked his first NFL start and pass attempt), the Broncos kept things relatively safe for him. But as the weeks have passed, his yards per attempt have gone up (6.85 against the Panthers, 8.06 against the Colts, 8.91 against the Bengals), an indication they’re beginning to trust him more and more.