Siemian wins battle to be the Broncos starting QB

Siemian wins battle to be the Broncos starting QB

A penny for Mark Sanchez’s thoughts? The veteran quarterback was favourite to start the season as Denver Broncos’ starter but the team announced that Trevor Siemian will line up under centre week one.

Though Sanchez failed to impress during the pre-season, which shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that has watched at least one of his games in the past few years, Siemian has come out of nowhere to win the quarterback battle and it is fully deserved given what he has put on tape these past three games.

Ignoring the infamous butt-fumble, Sanchez is a capable back-up but doesn’t have the skills to be a quality starter for 16 games for most teams, let alone one coming off the back of a SuperBowl.

The plan would have been for the former Jets QB to start the season before handing over the keys to the offence to Paxton Lynch, who was drafted late in the first round to the surprise of those watching the draft.

However, Lynch is not ready to start and Siemian looks the more comfortable in Gary Kubiak’s offence. He has impressed and is more likely to protect the ball and keep the team chugging along than Sanchez who can’t be trusted to not throw an interception.

Siemian and the Broncos will start the season next week against the Carolina Panthers, a repeat of SuperBowl 50. That is some introduction to the NFL.



Kadeem Simmonds

Kadeem joined the team in 2016 and is currently the AFC Conference Editor, covering the AFC West division, as well as writing about Madden for the Gaming section. Though quite new to the NFL, after becoming acquainted with it through Madden, Kadeem has written features and articles on the sport for the Morning Star newspaper, where he is the current sports editor. He can be followed on Twitter @KadeemSimmonds.

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