Since injuring his shoulder in the second quarter of the Denver Broncos 27-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Trevor Siemian has been sidelined. According to Mike Klis of 9News, that sidelining will end this week against the San Diego Chargers.
Barring an unexpected setback to his left shoulder, Trevor Siemian will be the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback Thursday night at San Diego, multiple sources told 9News.
Siemian has been preparing for the Chargers since Saturday night when he learned from coach Gary Kubiak that he would be inactive against Atlanta.
“They do a lot,” Siemian said of the Chargers’ defense. “They’re a good group. They do a lot of things schematically and throw a lot at you. They have some injuries, but that goes for everybody right now it seems like. They’re an athletic group that has a nose for the football. They’re around the ball. It’ll be important that we take care of it this week.”
The Broncos also get Donald Stephenson and Virgil Green back into the lineup, which will be a huge boost for whoever plays quarterback. The Broncos surrendered 10 sacks in the last two games without both Green and Stephenson in the lineup, with one of those sacks resulting in the injury that knocked Siemian out of the game.
Through practice Monday and Tuesday, Siemian took almost all of the first-team reps and, per Klis, has been wearing shoulder pads to test the durability of his ailing shoulder. But by all accounts, Siemian is ready to go.
“Yes, I think so,” Siemian said. “I think I’m expecting to play.”