Adam Schefter of ESPN writes that it’s far to wonder of Broncos starting QB Trevor Siemian could become trade bait at some point.
“[I]f Siemian continues to make plays and impress the league — and the next chance comes Sunday in Tampa against the Buccaneers — it’s fair to wonder if he could become trade bait, with another team in need of a starter making an attractive-enough offer to pry him loose from Denver,” writes Schefter.
The Broncos have first-round pick Paxton Lynch sitting on their bench, but Schefter says that Denver actually thought Lynch was good enough to start for them this season.
Although, Siemian has stepped in and played much better than anticipated and put up nearly identical numbers to what Peyton Manning did through three games last year.
- Siemian: five touchdowns, three interceptions and 756 yards.
- Manning: five touchdowns, three interceptions and 755 yards.
Siemian, 24, was taken in the seventh round of last year’s NFL draft. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $2.33 million contract and set to make a base salary of $525,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Siemian has thrown for 756 yards while completing 67 percent of his passes to go along with five touchdowns and three interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.