After being named the co-captain of the offense with Demaryius Thomas, the Denver Broncos once again became Trevor Siemian’s team.
This happen all in spite of an impressive first-year as a starter in the NFL which saw Trevor Siemian sort of having the rug pulled out from under him by the Broncos front office. John Elway and Vance Joseph came right out early in the offseason insisting that the quarterback position was wide open for competition.
Clearly, they had hoped Paxton Lynch would take control of the reins with this golden opportunity. Instead, it was Siemian who took the reins back - for good.
For Siemian, this offseason was all about improving his craft.
“I think I’ve grown just in the offseason there’s some things I wanted to work on,” Siemian said of his development. “I feel good about where I’m at and I feel really good about where we’re at as a team. I’m excited to get going and getting some live action.”
The onus was on Lynch to be as consistent and steady as Siemian, which was something he was never able to do. Siemian, unburdened by the need to improve his consistency, focused on making the bigger plays that both Joseph and Mike McCoy wanted to see.
All that should lead to some wins for the Broncos.
“I keep most of those to myself, but I want to win,” Siemian said of his individual goals. “Bottom line, I want to win. We want to win the division, make a run in the playoffs and win a Super Bowl. That’s what we want to do.”
Those goals work in tandem with Siemian going up against the best defense in the NFL. Having the defense on the other side keeping games close will only help Siemian make good on his winning desires.
“Huge, it’s an advantage for us for sure competing in camp, OTAs and all of that stuff,” Siemian said of the Broncos defense. “At the same time, they’re not hitting you so it’s not the real deal exactly. It’s good, I mean you feel it from those guys in practice. Von [Miller], Shaq [Barrett] and before Shane [Ray] was hurt, it’s a little taste of what we’ll be going against.”
He is absolutely right. The AFC West boasts the most fearsome pass rushers in the entire NFL, which means Siemian will have a leg up on all competition. Now go take that leg up and win some games, Trevor!
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