Trevor Siemian is officially the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos
Yes, it’s officially Trevor Siemian time in Denver.
The former Northwestern quarterback, against all odds, will replace the retired Peyton Manning as the Broncos’ new starting quarterback. Siemian, who finished 11th in the B1G in passing as a senior, is the starting quarterback for the defending Super Bowl champs.
The team made that announcement on Monday morning:
The Broncos announced Trevor Siemian is officially their starting QB.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 29, 2016
For those who have followed the situation in Denver, that’s certainly not a major surprise. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak repeatedly said that Siemian was improving greatly during the preseason.
The former seventh-round pick beat out the likes of Mark Sanchez and rookie Paxton Lynch after starting in consecutive preseason games.
In Siemian’s most recent performance, he completed 10 of 17 passes for 122 yards with a touchdown and an interception. That gave Siemian a preseason total of 285 yards, one TD pass and two interceptions.
Siemian will get one more tune-up before his first regular season start in the Super Bowl rematch against the Panthers to start the season. Oh, and that’ll be Siemian’s first live regular season action of his career.
To recap, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State all lack a starting quarterback in the NFL. Now Northwestern has one.
Trevor Siemian will be the 1st Northwestern QB to start a season opener since Otto Graham for the Browns in 1955 pic.twitter.com/QJ2Fldzhiw
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 29, 2016