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Mile High Magic: Starting QB emerges, Sanches gets purged

Two days after the Denver Broncos third preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams, Gary Kubiak addressed the media to tell us who the Starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos would be. Coach Kubiak told us that second year man Trevor Siemian would be the starter come week one against Carolina. It surprised me until I took a more in depth look at the situation.SeimianLynchSanchez

Most Broncos fans that I’ve talked to in Arizona, including myself, would’ve liked to see first round pick Paxton Lynch start the season. Lynch seemed to look more comfortable in the pocket, and even when the pocket broke down, he made good, sometimes, even great throws. Lynch did throw an interception this preseason, but it was actually a great throw to Deviar Posey (who got cut Monday) over the middle, Posey just couldn’t reel it in. Lynch seemed to know the offense like the back of his hand while he was on the field. The problem I have with Lynch has nothing to do with his play or potential, it’s the fact that Coach Kubiak didn’t let the young buck play with the first team offense at all! I am so frustrated that I never got too see a Lynch to Sanders or a Lynch to Thomas connection, and that, if Siemian plays above expectations, it could be a while before I see it. I love Paxton Lynch, I’ve made it clear in recent articles, but I have to say I do trust Gary Kubiak and all of his decisions.

markSanchezBroncos3The quarterback we’re going to talk about next it the one who no Broncos fan really ever enjoyed, or gave a chance Mark Sanchez. Sanchez was brought in by trading with the Eagles in May. When Mark got here, everybody just assumed he was going to be the starter because he was the seasoned veteran. Now, although Sanchez is known for two words, Butt Fumble, I tried my best to look at the bright side of the situation. Sanchez led the Jets to two straight AFC championship games with just a good defense and a running game. In Denver, Sanchez would’ve had a great, yes great defense, a running game where the sky is the limit and a receiving corp. that would’ve made Sanchez look like a pro bowl quarterback. But, Sanchez couldn’t seem to handle the pressure in the preseason. Saturday against the Rams, he fumbled the ball on two straight possessions, both in the Rams red-zone, cementing his spot on the roster, by not being on it.

The one Quarterback that emerged was second year man Trevor Siemian from Northwestern. Siemian sat the whole year last year, only playing one snap, which was a kneel down in a week 15 loss against Pittsburgh. Coming into the off-season, nobody game Siemian a chance to win the job, as I didn’t either. But, over the course of the preseason he has made plays in every game. The only problem I have with Siemian starting is that he looks like he gets shook very easily. In the beginning of the second quarter Week two against San Francisco, Siemian felt the pocket break down just a little and threw a slant pass which was intended for Demaryius Thomas way too far ahead and was picked off for an interception by Eric Reid. Siemian has made some very great throws though. After watching more of Siemian over the preseason, I got a little more comfortable every drive.TrevorSiemian2

So, Week one against Carolina the Broncos will have a young quarterback under center looking to make a name for himself in the NFL. His main goal with mainly be to manage the games he plays. Don’t try to John Elway or Joe Montana, just be Trevor and the rest will fall in place. Looks like all of the questions bronco nation have had at quarterback will be answered on September 8th, we’ll just have to wait and see…

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