Broncos HC Vance Joseph officially announced that Trevor Siemian will be their starting quarterback on Monday.
“I was pleased with both guys, but overall the operation of the entire offense — decision-making, ball-placement — was more consistent with Trevor,” Joseph said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. “That’s why he won the job.
“Being a seventh-round pick and an NFL starter, and winning the job two years in a row, that’s a tough deal. Absolutely he does not get the credit, but you watch Trevor play the position — I’ve talked to numerous NFL coaches and it’s all the same: He’s a pretty good quarterback.”
Joseph also stressed that this is a “permanent decision” for them.
“It’s a huge deal to name a starter at any position. So it’s a permanent decision,” Joseph said. “Obviously outside of injury — that’s different. But as far as Trevor being our guy, he’s our guy.”
- Mike Klis confirms that Siemian is expected to be named the team’s starting quarterback this afternoon.
All indications have been that Siemian was going to get the job over Paxton Lynch, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
Broncos HC Vance Joseph said he wanted to name a starter before the team’s third preseason game in order to give the starting an offense an opportunity to get comfortable by the start of the regular season.
Siemian, 25, is a former seventh-round pick of the Broncos back in 2015. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $2.33 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $615,000 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Siemian appeared in 14 games for the Broncos and threw for 3,401 yards while completing 59.5 percent of his passes to go along with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 30 quarterback out of 34 qualifying players.