Broncos seeing signs of stardom from Trevor Siemian


He hasn’t become a national sensation yet, but Trevor Siemian is growing quite a following inside his own locker room, where the Broncos think their little-known quarterback has the makings of a star.

After thrashing the Cowboys 42-17 yesterday, the Broncos hailed the play of the former seventh-round pick, for being exactly the kind of quarterback they need.

“He’s smart, and he’s super-accurate with the football,” Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib said, via Dan Graziano of “He has the poise of an eight- or nine-year veteran. Trev could be a star in this league. If we do what we need to do on defense, Trev is going to be a star this year.”

Siemian was 22-of-32 for 231 yards, with four touchdowns and one interception in yesterday’s win, an effective performance for a guy who hasn’t been viewed as a playmaker, yet keeps making enough plays.

First he was the kid who had to replace some guy named Peyton Manning, but then he beat out an ordained first-rounder to keep his job this year. And in the process, he won over some people who thought of him as just a game-manager or a place-holder. So far this year, he’s completing a solid 65.0 percent of his passes, and accounted for three touchdowns in their opener against the Chargers (running for one).

“Maybe because he wasn’t drafted in the first round,” Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas said. “He comes from Northwestern. He doesn’t like talking to the media much. As the season goes on, you may hear people talking about him, but it really doesn’t matter.”

Of course, things could get tougher in the coming weeks, as the Broncos don’t get to play all their games at home, and they’re concerned about the injury status of left tackle Garett Bolles. But the Broncos defense plays at such a level that Siemian doesn’t have to be a star every week.

It just so happens that this year he has.

23 responses to “Broncos seeing signs of stardom from Trevor Siemian

  1. FYI, the “ordained first rounder” was supposed to need a year MINIMUM before being ready to play in the NFL. Turns out a year wasn’t enough. So that is hardly a surprise.

  2. Carson Wentz started the season on fire last year in his first 4 games then flamed out, I am sure he will do the same….

  3. This Bronco fan is irritated because this article is true, yet Sloter looked just as good, if not better, yet the Broncs let him get away in favor of a proven ‘place holder’ in Osweiller. Sigh!!!

    Elway needs to stop looking at the players frame and instead focus on the players game.

  4. Talk about overreaction! It would seem the NFL community has become a bunch of “over reactors” after every single game. Aren’t we just in week 2? This is a team sport, people. That means what happens on both sides of the ball and everywhere in between happens as well as whats going on across the field (the other team). Please stop it at least until he has succeeded for a season. The Broncos did not even make the playoffs last year with the same defense. It’s kind of like having a 100 question test and you score get one question right!!!!

  5. It’s not time to anoint this guy as a Hall of Famer. Have to see more when he plays against teams like the Patriots, Raiders, and Chiefs….teams with some actual defense or a 5 time Super Bowl champions like Belichick and Brady.

  6. .
    I thought Siemian played well last season. He had no running game, very little help from his offensive line and not much more from his receiving corp.

  7. He does look good. Doesn’t make many mistakes, throws accurately, makes plays with his feet. If he keeps going like this, Denver will have a chance in every game against anyone.

  8. The Broncos are quite a bit like the Cowboys last year, with a better defense. As long as they average 145 yards per game running the ball, they will be very difficult for anyone to beat. They control time of possession, the defense gets to rest, and it is hard for the opposing offense to score when they are sitting on the sidelines.

  9. Trev is only going to go as far as our O-Line allows him. With Bolles now uncertain status and Watson with terrible footwork at RT Trev is going to have trouble if we can’t protect. Trev hasn’t proved he can stay healthy for a season and may be hard again with this O-Line play

  10. mauijim805 says:
    September 18, 2017 at 7:35 am
    Trevor is the right choice.He’s fast smart and has a rocket arm…
    “A rocket arm”???

    Who are you talking about?

  11. raidernation210,

    I would be more worried about giving up 20 points at home to the Jets!

    “Commitment to Excellence” – No playoff wins since 2002

  12. Hopefully, Bolles just has a high ankle sprain, if not we will move Barbe to LT. If Bolles does come back this year I’d move Barbe to RT as Watson is Donald Stephenson 2.0. Ideally, Elway gets on the phone with Cleveland and offers some picks (and perhaps even Paxton Lynch) for Joe Thomas.

  13. He usually has a couple of brain fart decisions every week, which almost cost them last week. We’ll see if he can keep it up. Last year, he looked terrible against the better teams.

  14. lol

    He’s Alex Smith. pretty good, but will get out-dueled by superior QBs.

    Denver has been lucky playing two bad teams to start the year. I would pump the brakes on this kid.

  15. joetoronto says:
    September 18, 2017 at 9:05 am
    mauijim805 says:
    September 18, 2017 at 7:35 am
    Trevor is the right choice.He’s fast smart and has a rocket arm…
    “A rocket arm”???

    Who are you talking about?

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    Great question. The guy’s arm and his limitations as a QB are his main flaws. That’s why they have him doing roll-outs and bootlegs all the time. Dallas’s D stinks.

    A good D will take away their run, limiting what Simien can do.

    It’s not rocket science.

  16. I think the Broncos also got some help:our fans and the altitude. If you’ve ever competed here not acclimated to the conditions and felt your lungs burn, you know what I mean. But, it defies logic to think the first two games were played against inferior teams

  17. lol

    He’s Alex Smith. pretty good, but will get out-dueled by superior QBs.

    Denver has been lucky playing two bad teams to start the year. I would pump the brakes on this kid.

    It doesn’t seem to matter which QB Denver sticks out there when they play the Pats. The outcome is usually a win

  18. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    We are going to hang 40 points on the Broncos on Nov 12. Just wait.

    That’s fine. I’m sure Denver will put up 42.

  19. The only real outstanding question for this team is how are they cheating this year- and will it be more effective than how they cheated last year because that’s all this dirty pos team ever does!
    Hee Haw!

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