|Siemian getting comfortable in McCoy's offense |
QBs likely to split first team reps during preseason
By: Jake Gordon | Aug 8 2017, 7:00 pm
|Trevor Siemian has been here before, looking ahead to a preseason game in his college town of Chicago, awaiting his first live opportunity to audition for the Broncos’ starting job. He knows the routine, knows the inherent pressure and has shown a knack for managing both.
But recently, something changed for him as he took more repetitions and saw more time in Mike McCoy‘s system. As the offense got more complex in practice, Siemian appeared to hit his stride.
“I can’t tell exactly when, but probably a week or so I just kind of felt a little more comfortable, like things were clicking for me and I got a big-picture thought of how we’re trying to attack scheme and defenses,” Siemian said Tuesday.
Thursday, in the Broncos’ preseason opener against the Bears, Siemian will start and play approximately a quarter and a half before handing the keys to Paxton Lynch. In the Broncos’ second preseason game against the 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Lynch will start and Siemian will likely take over in the second quarter. (DenverPost.com)|
FFToday's Take: Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch are battling for the starting job in Denver and how they play over the next two weeks will be a key factor in who wins the job. Neither guy is being drafted as a QB1 despite the presence of playmakers Demaryius Thomas and newcomer Jamaal Charles lining up in this offense. The winner of this battle has enough upside to be a borderline fantasy starter and makes for a quality QB2 to target on draft day.