Trevor Siemian Named Broncos’ Starter

      Trevor Siemian was named the Broncos' starting quarterback over Paxton Lynch after two preseason games.   Broncos head coach Vance Joseph announced

    September 20, 2017

     

    Trevor Siemian was named the Broncos’ starting quarterback over Paxton Lynch after two preseason games.  


    Broncos head coach Vance Joseph announced Monday that Trevor Siemian is the team’s starting quarterback after becoming the “clear-cut winner” of the competition with Paxton Lynch.

    “Trevor was more consistent on what we asked those guys to do,” Joseph said in a press conference Monday. “Trevor is the guy.”

    Siemian and Lynch have split time as QB1 in the offseason, and each started one preseason game. In two preseason games, Siemian went 14-of-18 with a touchdown and 144 yards, while Lynch was 15-of-22 for 81 yards and no touchdowns.

    “I was pleased with both guys, but overall the operation of the entire offense, the decision making, ball placement was more consistent with Trevor — that’s why he won the job,” Joseph said.

    Lynch joins Johnny Manziel, Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn as the only quarterbacks since 2006 that were drafted in the first round but didn’t earn a full-time starting job by the start of their sophomore year.

    “He knows he’s one play from playing, so he can’t lose his enthusiasm for getting better as a quarterback,” Joseph said about Lynch. “That’s a big deal for him, just keep his focus, be a good teammate and keep working.”

    The Broncos continue their preseason Saturday, Aug. 26 against the Green Bay Packers and Saturday, Aug. 31 against the Arizona Cardinals. The regular season kicks off on Monday, Sept. 11 against the Los Angeles Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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