Broncos Name Brock Osweiler Starting QB, Likely To Face Patriots Week 10
- Author: Stacy Allen Nov 02, 2017,
Nov 02, 2017, 0:22
Coach Vance Joseph, after about 48 hours of tape study from Trevor Siemian's disastrous start against the Chiefs on Monday night, made a decision to turn to Osweiler as the starting quarterback for Week 9 in Philadelphia.
Joseph reportedly met with Siemian and Osweiler at the team's training center on Tuesday.
Osweiler spent his first four National Football League seasons with the Broncos as Peyton Manning's backup and had stints with the Texans and Browns before re-signing with Denver in September ahead of the regular season.
Joseph also clarified Paxton Lynch won't be under consideration because the second-year quarterback is just now coming back from a two-month shoulder injury.
The Broncos are 3-4 and on a three-game losing streak heading into the game against the Eagles.
If the Broncos had brought in someone with a different skill set - going out and signing Colin Kaepernick, for instance - then maybe Pederson would have altered his plan.
"It's my job to do what's best for the football team", Joseph said Wednesday.
In his last three games, all Broncos losses, Siemian has accounted for six interceptions and just two touchdowns and in Week 7 against the LA Chargers the Broncos offense was shut out for the first time since 1992. He had 20 other plays that were really, really good.
-Is Osweiler ready to start if the Broncos called on him?
Kelly, aka "Mr. Irrelevant" in the 2017 NFL Draft, practiced for the first time this year for the Broncos. He said he had no regrets for leaving Denver in the first place but was ecstatic to return after an odyssey that included a playoff win, a benching, a blow-up, a trade, the birth of his daughter and a release to go with all those fat paychecks.
Last season with the Houston Texans Osweiler started 14 games and went 8-6 as the starting quarterback.
Plus, Osweiler and Siemian aren't that differently in terms of talent and the way they play the game. Derby said. "We've got to play better". "I think it's fair to examine that position and all positions".