Denver Broncos starting quarterback, Trevor Siemian, looked good early during the media session of practice on Friday. From the eye test, it looks like he is ready to make the start against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Looks like a light Friday for the Broncos, no helmets or pads. Trevor Siemian here throwing for the second day on a row. pic.twitter.com/mcNLhQr9cs— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 7, 2016
Adam Schefter did report that the ‘signs point’ to Paxton Lynch making his first start, but he made that projection before Siemian began throwing on Thursday.
The big question now is whether the shoulder is healed enough to protect Siemian when hit. He will get hit, so that will likely be the biggest remaining factor in Gary Kubiak’s decision on Sunday.
Siemian looks better today. Not favoring left arm as much. #Broncos. Can he protect himself when hit again? That is factor @DenverChannel— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) October 7, 2016
The participation report comes out later Friday, plus it will be interesting to hear what Kubiak has to say about Siemian’s progress back from this shoulder injury. Mile High Report will have that larger update when it becomes available.
UPDATE: Mike Klis of 9News tapped the brakes on any momentum saying that Siemian was still favoring his left shoulder.
My observation through brief viewing period: Trevor Siemian threw well in pat drill but he is favoring left shoulder. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 7, 2016