Aug 14, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (3) looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter in a preseason NFL football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
The Denver Broncos have one of the deepest rosters in the NFL from top to bottom. The more I see this team, the more I feel like this is perhaps their best chance to win a Super Bowl since Peyton Manning has been here, and the decisions they make to fill out the bottom of the roster are going to be critical.
You can’t really base everything off of one preseason game, but here’s how I think things are looking after that first game in terms of where some players’ stock might be in terms of their chance to make this team.
Stock up: Trevor Siemian
Stock down: Zac Dysert
This was pretty clear to see. It just seemed like Dysert didn’t fit in the new offense at all, but perhaps it wasn’t all his fault. He came in to start the second half and looked lost, couldn’t handle the pressure being applied by the defense, and generally didn’t move the ball at all in his stint on the field. It was a really bad debut for the former 7th round pick.
Siemian, on the other hand, came in and did an excellent job. He immediately started off 5-5 for 90 yards including a beautiful 41-yard bomb to Bennie Fowler. Siemian’s preseason debut was extremely encouraging not only for what has gone on for him this last year (having had surgery to repair his knee) but also for the fact that generally, Gary Kubiak has kept three quarterbacks.
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