Broncos to name Brock Osweiler starting QB

Saul Bowman
November 3, 2017

Lynch returned to practice for the first time since suffering the injury last Wednesday. The Broncos lost all three of those contests, scoring a combined 29 points while falling to the New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

The decision to bench Siemian comes one day after Broncos head coach Vance Joseph gave a lukewarm endorsement to his play thus far. Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway said Osweiler needed "football rehab" when Osweiler was signed just before the start of the regular season.

This time Osweiler is trying to do what Siemian will be left to do down the road - rebuild himself and his career. "It's not about how he's played, it's the result that we're not getting and it's not good".

"When you watch Trevor, even (Monday) night, he made three awful interceptions", Joseph said.

Osweiler started seven games for the Broncos in 2015, helping guide the team to a 5-2 mark filling in for the injured Peyton Manning.


Brock Osweiler is back in the saddle under center for the Broncos.

Siemian, who went 11-10 as a starter in Denver, will likely serve as Brock Osweiler's backup, at least this week against the Eagles.

Siemian went 8-6 last season when the Broncos missed the playoffs, ending a five-year reign atop the AFC West. Osweiler also went 8-6 last year and 1-1 in the playoffs for the Texans, who traded him in the offseason to Cleveland. He was cut by Cleveland during training camp and signed to be Denver's backup ahead of its season opener in September. As for what the Eagles' defense should expect, let's just hope Osweiler comes out a little rusty, and shows similarities of the quarterback that struggled all of a year ago with the Texans.

"I think it's fair to say that right now, everything is being discussed", Joseph said Tuesday.

"In your heart, you know he can play better because those three balls he threw, you just can't throw".

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