Siemian gets 1st start but hasn't nailed down Broncos QB job

Last season, Siemian was the starter for a majority of the season but we saw signs of potential from Lynch.

The Broncos released their first depth chart of training camp on Monday, and listed their top quarterback as Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch.

Siemian won't have the job for very long, however, as the Broncos plan to start Paxton Lynch in their second preseason game August 19 against the San Francisco 49ers, Denver7's Troy Renck reported. With this competition, I see Lynch as having the most pressure rather than Siemian for different reasons. And then Siemian started from there. His lack of game time as a rookie was a major concern since he was expected to take a back seat and learn from the sideline before assuming the starting job. Denver knows what they have in Siemian, and while it isn't much, Lynch simply hasn't taken the steps necessary to take over the starting job. Now, Lynch will have to prove he is ready otherwise he could be on the sidelines once again.

A starting quarterback has not been named for Thursday's first preseason game in Chicago.

But it appears that Siemian is holding a slight advantage over Lynch. He played in three games, passing for 497 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. At that point, the Broncos would likely want their starter getting the majority of reps with the first team.

  • Stacy Allen