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Klis: Osweiler playing for job; could see Siemian against Bengals

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Mike Klis of 9News said on Orange & Blue 760 this morning that Brock Osweiler is playing for his job this week.

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This morning on Orange & Blue 760 with Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl, Mike Klis of 9News said that Brock Osweiler is playing for his job against the New England Patriots this week.

If things don’t go well for Osweiler and the Denver Broncos in this game, head coach Vance Joseph and the coaching staff will make the move back to Trevor Siemian for their home game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Siemian started off the season well, but put together a string of five terrible games where he wasn’t seeing much actual pressure and forcing the ball into bad places. Osweiler, in his only start, was pressured an astounding 22 times by the Philadelphia Eagles front seven. He needs to get a little breathing room against the Patriots if he has any hope of continuing under center.

Where does Paxton Lynch fit into all of this? He doesn’t.

The plan with Lynch is to play him only when the Broncos hit their seventh loss. Klis was quick to answer that question when posed. He elaborated further by noting that if that seventh loss comes near the end of the season with the playoffs in the balance then Lynch won’t see the field at all.

It seems that no one on the Broncos believes Lynch gives them the best chance to win, so starting him is a signal to the entire world that the front office believes the season is lost. No one wants to admit that until the math says so.

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