The Denver Broncos have one of the most unstable quarterback situations in the NFL. So it came as no surprise Monday afternoon when they officially announced another change atop their quarterback depth chart.
With second-year pro Paxton Lynch out for 2-4 weeks with a high ankle sprain, Trevor Siemian, who was benched back in Week 9 in favor of Brock Osweiler, will take over as the team’s starter, Broncos coach Vance Joseph announced at his news conference.
Siemian stepped in and performed admirably when Lynch went down on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, completing 11 of 22 passes for 149 yards, 2 touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 107.0. He led the Broncos on two long fourth-quarter scoring drives, and clearly provided a spark to Denver’s stagnant offense.
“I thought Trevor did a great job of being down for a week and being back on the roster, getting himself back engaged and playing good football,” Joseph said. “That speaks to Trevor as a person to bounce back through adversity and come back and play a decent football game in the fourth quarter for us. I was excited to watch him go on two long drives and give us 2 touchdowns.”
While he did praise Siemian’s relief performance on Sunday, Joseph wasn’t quite ready to commit to Siemian for the remainder of the season.
“Well, he’s going to be our quarterback Sunday,” Joseph explained. “Going forward, we’ll see.”