In just his third start, Trevor Siemian is named AFC player of the week. On the road, against a very strong Cincinnati Bengals team, Siemian led the Denver Broncos to a second half comeback to move the team to 3-0.
In just their 3rd NFL career starts, your AFC and NFC offensive players of week 3: Trevor Siemian and Carson Wentz pic.twitter.com/U48RV987RP— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 28, 2016
His stat line was 23/35, 65.7% completion percentage for 312 yards and four touchdowns. Two of those were beautiful long bombs, one each to Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. You can review a breakdown of each of his touchdowns passes. All four were impressive reads and throws for a young quarterback.
Winning on the road against a playoff team is always a great win, but to do it in your first road start of a career is quite a different story. It’s one thing to have the team carry you to victory, but its quite another to be the catalyst for victory like Siemian was this past Sunday.
Siemian the 1st player in NFL history to have 300 yds, 4 TDs & 0 INTs in road debut. https://t.co/4fWmOhH7Nq— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) September 28, 2016
“It was loud, and it’s a tough place to play against a tough team,” Siemian said of his first road test of his career. “The environment, we anticipated that going in. So hats off to our guys. They limited the noise. It was a good team win for us.”
This is the kind of confidence-building performance that can catapult a young quarterback to the next level in his development.
According to Broncos PR, Siemian is the eighth Broncos quarterback to be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week since the award was initiated by the NFL in 1984, joining John Elway(15x), Peyton Manning (6x), Jake Plummer (3x), Brian Griese (2x), Gary Kubiak (1x), Jay Cutler (1x) and Kyle Orton (1x) with that distinction.
A big Mile High Report pat on the back for the young gunslinger.