Head Coach Vance Joseph was asked about the Broncos quarterback rotation with Camp opening up tomorrow, and it appears they are sticking with the same plan they used all offseason.
2016 starter Trevor Siemian will start out with the ones on Thursday and Lynch will get his shot with the ones on Friday.
Vance Joseph on how he'll split QB reps in training camp: pic.twitter.com/u3PhsH7jUy— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) July 26, 2017
This is the plan they used all offseason so it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that it continues during the early stages on Training Camp.
If they continue doing it the same way, Siemian will start out with the ones, but Lynch will get some reps with the first-team as well that day. On Friday, the roles will reverse. Lynch starts out with the ones while Trevor still alternates in with the first-team as well.
This was the plan all along. The learning process meant nothing to the quarterback battle, but that it all begins and ends during Training Camp/Preseason.
"This part? Probably zero to none, guys, to be honest," Joseph said when asked how much the offseason program counts in the quarterback competition. "It's going to be won on the field. It's going to be won in the games in preseason. And that's the way evaluation starts, in my opinion."
Joseph indicated that there is no set timetable on announcing who has won the starting quarterback job, but I would assume there is a soft deadline for this announcement. I expect that they would like to have an answer after their second preseason game against the San Fransisco 49ers on August 19th. So I would guess that we have some sort of an indication by the 21st or 22nd at who will be the starter.
Broncos want to give virtually all reps to Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch with Kyle Sloter working the No. 3 team. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) July 26, 2017
But before we get to that, we have two weeks of Training Camp and two Preseason games to go before we figure out who is the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. So sit back, enjoy, and hang on because it will likely be a wild ride. Hopefully, it ends with the Broncos in a great position to have a successful 2017 season.