The quarterback position is the most important position in all of pro sports. If you have a good one, you’re more than likely a Super Bowl contender. If you lack one, it likely means that you’re either facing a quick exit from the postseason or missing it all together. This is where the Denver Broncos are at once again in 2017.
In the least unsurprising news so far this season, Trevor Siemian is proving that he did indeed reach his ceiling and that he is NOT the answer at quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
He started out the season hot totaling 7 touchdowns against the Chargers at home week one and against the Dallas Cowboys third-string cornerbacks in week two. However, he has only totaled 2 touchdowns since then. He also turned the ball over 6 times since week two as well. Siemian hasn’t been the only issue, but he is one of the big reasons(if not the biggest reason) why the Broncos are 1-3 since week two.
The Tom Brady and Peyton Manning comparison’s stop now. Trevor is not the answer nor was he ever the answer at quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
Now here’s the big long-term problem for the Broncos going forward. Neither Paxton Lynch or Brock Osweiler appears to be that guy either.
Lynch was given every opportunity to win the job this past summer but ended up losing it to Trevor Siemian. He then injured his shoulder during the third preseason and has been sidelined since and just started throwing. I had high hopes for Lynch, but thus far he has been a major disappointment and is trending towards being a bust. He will likely get a chance to prove otherwise later in the year, but the outlook doesn’t look very good as of now.
As for Brock Osweiler, I think he potentially has a great opportunity in front of him. The leash on Siemian is getting shorter and shorter and he may get another opportunity as a starting quarterback in this league. Osweiler played his best football while in Denver, so hopefully, he could do that again if given the opportunity. The problem is, Osweiler at his best isn’t much better than what we are getting from Trevor Siemian. So once again we’re back at the same problem.
A change has to be made sooner rather than later, but will it change anything? It doesn’t look like it will change much at all to me, but we shall see.
Either way, the Broncos longterm answer at the quarterback position is not on the roster currently and General Manager John Elway will have to do something big at that position this offseason. Until then, we’re stuck in no man’s land at the quarterback position.
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