Early on in this game, my personal frustration with Trevor Siemian was growing to fed up proportions. He was doing that three and out dance again and derping his throws around in predictable ways. All of the things I was hoping the bye week would begin to correct.
It got so bad that I tweeted this out:
Can't believe the @Broncos are wasting this championship defense on this derp-filled offense. Put Lynch in already @johnelway ...— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) November 28, 2016
As fate would have it, that tweet marked the turning point for Siemian. As just 10 real minutes later, we were tweeting out Siemian and the Denver Broncos offense doing things.
Whatever doubts lingering week after week were cleared up after that desperation tweet. To the tune of 20/34 for 368 yards and 3 touchdowns. Siemian, through ten games has 2396 yards passing with 15 touchdowns to just 7 interceptions.
It’s time to start talking future. Let’s cover a few of the various scenarios.
If Siemian can keep making the kind of throws he was making in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs this week, the Broncos could get serious value on the trade market for a quarterback desperate team.
Or, if he plays like this down the stretch the Broncos should consider keeping him around long-term. He may very well become the less risky proposition for John Elway and the Broncos.
Paxton Lynch has raw physical talent Siemian will never possess, but pure talent doesn’t always equate to success in the NFL. He’d likely make better trade bait given his draft status and perceived potential.
In any case, it’s finally a good problem to have. Until Sunday night, it just didn’t feel like Siemian was ever going to be very good. More of that please.