Trevor Siemian named Broncos starting quarterback

4:24 PM ET

The Denver Broncos have named Trevor Siemian as their starting quarterback, with manager Vance Joseph observant Monday that Siemian was a “clear-cut winner” in his foe with Paxton Lynch.

“We motionless on creation Trevor Siemian a quarterback,” Joseph said. “Both guys competed hard. Both guys wanted a job. We’re gratified with both guys, though altogether a operation of a whole offense, decision-making, round placement, was some-more unchanging with Trevor. That’s because he won a job.”

Joseph had separate work between a dual quarterbacks in a offseason program, orderly group activities, minicamp and training camp. Siemian and Lynch have any started one preseason game.

Siemian expected sealed a understanding Saturday night when he came in opposite a San Francisco 49ers with only over 3 mins remaining in a initial half and led a Broncos on a seven-play, 53-yard touchdown drive.

In 3 possessions, Siemian led a Broncos to 10 points, and on his touchdown pass — a 19-yarder to Jordan Taylor — Siemian bounced behind from carrying a touchdown nullified by a holding chastisement on a prior play.

For his part, Siemian was asked after Saturday’s diversion if he had finished adequate to win a job.

“I consider so,” Siemian said. “I’m not a coach, though we consider so.”

In what incited out to be a final possibility for both quarterbacks to make their box on a field, Lynch finished 9-of-13 for 39 yards in roughly a full half of work and was behind core for 3 brief scoring drives that any began in San Francisco domain following a 49ers turnover. Lynch also had 27 yards rushing.

Siemian was 8-of-11 for 93 yards and a touchdown.

“I saw Paxton make some plays with his legs, that he should,” Joseph pronounced after a game. “He’s an athlete. And Trevor, he was solid. He was Trevor. He done good decisions, his round chain was on indicate tonight, he tranquil a huddle. So we was gratified with Trevor.”

In dual preseason games, Siemian is 14-of-18 for 144 yards and a touchdown pass for a 118.5 passer rating. Lynch is 15-of-22 for 81 yards with 0 touchdowns and a passer rating of 74.2.

Siemian showed a larger comfort turn in a Broncos’ new offense via a offseason. After a delayed start in a initial few days of training camp, he consistently changed a group in use and showed “the timing and round placement” Joseph has pronounced would be critical factors in a decision.

The Broncos’ preference in 2017 came somewhat earlier as compared to when former manager Gary Kubiak awarded Siemian a pursuit over Mark Sanchez and Lynch final summer. Kubiak rigourously named Siemian a starter a Monday after a team’s third preseason game, when Siemian finished 10-of-17 for 122 yards and a touchdown opposite a Los Angeles Rams.

Siemian, who played many of final deteriorate with a left (non-throwing) shoulder damage that compulsory surgery, finished 8-6 as a starter in 2016. He threw for 3,401 yards to go with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Cincinnati and a 368-yard day with 3 touchdowns opposite a Chiefs in a diversion a Broncos mislaid in overtime. Siemian also threw for 334 yards opposite a Tennessee Titans.

Siemian, a seventh-round collect by a Broncos in 2015, has customarily pronounced spending his rookie year with Peyton Manning and his work as a Broncos’ No. 2 quarterback during that season’s Super Bowl run was something that has helped over a past dual quarterback competitions.

Lynch was a first-round collect in 2016. The Broncos saw alleviation from him in a new offense, though coherence and a ability to miscarry fast from mistakes are things he will have to address.

“He knows he’s one play from playing, so he can’t remove his unrestrained for removing improved as a quarterback,” Joseph pronounced Monday. “That’s a large understanding for him, only keep his focus, be a good teammate and keep working.”

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