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Horse Tracks: Broncos lack an answer at the quarterback position

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Good Morning Broncos Country!

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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.

Horse Tracks:

Carson Wentz shines in Eagles' victory over Redskins - NFL.com
Carson Wentz puts in another strong performance, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to victory in an important NFC East showdown with the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

Eagles OT Jason Peters carted off with knee injury - NFL.com
The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a big blow to their offensive line on Monday night against the Redskins. Nine-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters was carted off with a knee injury during the third quarter.

Martavis Bryant misses meetings for doctor visit - NFL.com
A day after a one-catch performance in a blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant did not show up to meetings.

Ezekiel Elliott eligible to play Week 8 after court ruling - NFL.com
A federal judge denied the NFL's request for an expedited preliminary injunction hearing in the Ezekiel Elliott case, ensuring the Cowboys running back will be allowed to play against the Redskins this coming Sunday.

Marshawn Lynch appeal decision could come Tuesday - NFL.com
The Oakland Raiders should find out Tuesday whether or not Marshawn Lynch's one-game suspension for making contact with an official will be overturned on appeal.

Von Miller: Denver Broncos addressing our 'issues' - NFL.com
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller says the team aired out its issues Monday in the wake of a 21-0 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, and he's confident the team can overcome adversity.

Andrew Sendejo suspended one game for Wallace hit - NFL.com
Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was suspended one game by the NFL on Monday for his hit on Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace.

Le'Veon Bell voices frustrations on Burfict's play - NFL.com
The latest Pittsburgh Steelers-Cincinnati Bengals game included another round of complaints about linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell voiced his frustrations about the LB.

Injuries: Jay Cutler's MRI reveals multiple cracked ribs - NFL.com
The Matt Moore era might extend a bit longer. Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler suffered multiple cracked ribs Sunday, making him unlikely to play Thursday night against the Ravens.

Vance Joseph: Offensive struggles not a Trevor Siemian problem – ProFootballTalk
The Broncos were shut out for the first time since 1992 on Sunday afternoon and they've now scored 10 points since their Week Five bye in a pair of losses to the Giants and Chargers.

Joe Thomas: Too early to make any decisions about playing again – ProFootballTalk
Browns left tackle Joe Thomas never missed a snap in the NFL until injuring his triceps in Sunday's loss to the Titans and now there's some question about whether he'll ever play another one.

Report: Dwight Freeney to visit Seahawks – ProFootballTalk
With Cliff Avril on injured reserve for at least the next seven games and Michael Bennett dealing with a plantar fascia injury to his foot, the Seattle Seahawks are bringing in a veteran defensive end for a visit.