At this point, many would believe the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos would be either Paxton Lynch or Mark Sanchez. However, second-year quarterback Trevor Siemian seems to be making a case for him to win the starting job.
Siemian has no experience as a quarterback other than on the Broncos’ practice squad last year. Head coach Gary Kubiak seems to have a ton of confidence in him and is telling people that he could really compete for the starting job.
“I think Trevor has a maturity to him. He’s kind of the sleeper, I would say. Trevor knows the offense. He’s very comfortable and can throw the ball too,” Kubiak told The Denver Post. “We’ve also seen him make big plays in the preseason games under the lights. I wouldn’t sleep on Trevor to win the job, either.”
The Broncos drafted Siemian in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft and is the only returning quarterback from the championship team. He knows he has an uphill battle, but he is just happy to be in consideration.
“Obviously those two guys are pretty good players,” Siemian said. “Paxton is a really talented guy. He hasn’t done a lot yet, but there is a reason he was a first-round pick. He’s a big, strong guy — athletic, big arm. Mark knows what he’s doing. So we’ve got a good room. It’s going to be really competitive, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Trevor Siemian was the primary starter for three years at Northwestern and he racked up nearly 6,000 yards during his time there. He still is able to make an impact over the next few months, so maybe there is some merit to Kubiak’s statements.
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