It's that time of the year again. Mile High Report begins our annual 90 players in 90 days roster breakdown. Last year went fairly well, but through August 27, we'll break down every player on the Denver Broncos roster.
Name: Trevor Siemian
Height: 6'3" Weight: 220
Age: 24 Experience: 2nd
Trevor Siemian was taken with the 250th pick of the 2015 NFL Draft by your Denver Broncos. Denver was in need of another "developmental prospect / emergency QB" as they entered the season.
Much of Broncos Country scratched their heads.
But then the preseason came around and as usual, a few wow plays later and Broncos Country had their fall back plan to cheer for.
Fast forward a year and here we are after Peyton has retired, Brent has skipped town, the Sanchize came to town, and we made a big move to draft a 1st round QB in Paxton Lynch. So where does that leave Siemian?
The kid has an arm and he throws a good football. That can not and should not be denied by anyone just based off of last year's pre-season action. Don't believe me? Feel free to look for yourself:
The other advantage he has is that he's the most well versed QB on the roster with the Kubiak offense and terminology.
Anyone telling you Siemian is anything but a developmental QB prospect is smoking something. I will tell you that I see potential when I watch him play and I did last year, but I will bang the table to see him do it against 1st and 2nd stringers. Throwing easy back-shoulder throws to scrub 5th stringer corners is a completely different world from throwing them at coverage from the likes of Chris Harris, Jr. and Aqib Talib.
Worth noting, his good throws both in college and in last year's pre-season action were mostly timing based 3 or 5-step drops where he's throwing to a designed spot. The other thing I haven't seen from him is ball placement accuracy against different techniques. If you throw to spots on your 10 yard outs in the NFL, you are going to get intercepted at least once per game. That's just how it works (right Sanchez?).
From Chris Harris Jr.:
"I think Trevor has a maturity to him. He’s kind of the sleeper, I would say. Trevor knows the offense. He’s very comfortable and can throw the ball too..."
Siemian has his best shot at the NFL right here, right now. If he can string together consistent NFL-level QB play, he could blow everyone's mind and take the starting job. It is there for the taking and I fully believe Kubiak is going to give the best playing QB the job come week 1.
The only big question is, "Can he do it?"