Broncos bench QB Trevor Siemian, promote Brock Osweiler

Nov 03, 2017, 00:25
Broncos bench QB Trevor Siemian, promote Brock Osweiler

Despite Siemian's struggles the last several weeks Joseph had been adamant that Trevor would remain the starting quarterback, but drastically changed his tune on Tuesday.

Coming in to make your first start of the season against the 7-1 Eagles may be hard, but Osweiler has handled more hard environments and greater pressure. He has thrown three touchdown passes, two of them in garbage time, and eight interceptions while also taking 19 sacks.

Siemian, who went 11-10 as a starter in Denver, will likely serve as Brock Osweiler's backup, at least this week against the Eagles. He went on to sign a four-year contract worth $72 million wit the Houston Texans as a free agent but was traded to the Cleveland Browns after one season.

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Upon his return, Osweiler held an extraordinary news conference filled with honesty, humility and humor. He threw three ugly interceptions against one garbage-time touchdown.

For much of a chilly Monday night in Kansas City, backup quarterback Brock Osweiler sat on the bench in an oversized coat.

Should Osweiler, a second-round pick by Denver in 2012, start for the Broncos on Sunday, it would be his first significant action since throwing three interceptions during an AFC divisional playoff loss to the Patriots last January as the quarterback of the Texans. So it would make sense for the Broncos to name Lynch the No. 2 quarterback when he's ready, which would bump Siemian down to being inactive on game days. Lynch, a first-round draft pick of the Broncos in 2016, lost the competition for the starting job to Siemian in August for the second straight year.

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Osweiler spent his first four National Football League seasons with the team and started seven games for Denver in 2015 before being replaced by Peyton Manning for the second half of their Week 17 game.

"Obviously, Paxton is still healing up", Joseph said. Vance Joseph informed his team Wednesday morning.

"It's my job to do what's best for the football team", Joseph said Tuesday.

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