Broncos named Trevor Siemian starter with Paxton Lynch out 2-4 weeks
The quarterback carousel in the Mile High City is on the move again after it was announced by the Denver Broncos that Trevor Siemian will get his role back as the team’s starting quarterback, at least for next week’s contest against the Miami Dolphins.
Second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch made his third career NFL start on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, but his performance in that game was a forgettable one, as he went only 9-for-14 for just 41 passing yards with zero touchdowns and an interception in a 21-14 loss.
What’s worse is that Lynch suffered a high ankle sprain in the third quarter, forcing him to spend the rest of the game on the sideline. In an interview with Orange and Blue 760, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said that Lynch will be out for 2-4 weeks because of the injury, leaving him with not much choice but to start Siemian under center at least for the meantime, via Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com.
Broncos HC Vance Joseph, on @OrangeBlue760, says Lynch will be out for 2-4 weeks because of a “high ankle injury,” so Trevor Siemian will start in Miami.
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) November 27, 2017
Siemian took over the quarterbacking duties in the Raiders game and proceeded to complete 11 of 21 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. All told, the combination of Lynch’s injury and his disastrous start have worked in favor of Siemian getting his starting role back.
Siemian hasn’t made a start since Denver’s Week 8 29-19 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. In his return as a starter, he’ll try to right the ship of the free-falling Broncos, who are riding a seven-game losing streak.