Day 19: Broncos Training Camp Observations
Trevor Siemian may not be the wild card anymore in the Broncos quarterback situation. Named as a co-starter, Siemian has come a long way after his play while at Northwester. The former seventh round draft pick split reps with former local Colorado high school product, Kain Coulter. The “baby face assassin” has had a steady camp.
In the Chicago Bears preseason game, it felt Siemian had a better command of the huddle than Sanchez. Sanchez had a great first drive, but would revert back to his old habits a drive after. Even though Siemian did not have a touchdown in the game, he easily could have. The throw from Siemian to Fowler would parallel last year’s preseason game against Arizona. Those are the types of throws that win jobs and Siemian seems to be making more of those in camp.
Siemian has had his fair share of interceptions in camp, but not as much as Sanchez. The ex-Northwestern quarterback even has performed better against the number one defense. In today’s camp, Siemian and Emmanuel Sanders connected on an impressive deep throw as Sanders pulled away from cornerback, Aqib Talib. Both Siemian and Sanders seem to have established a great relationship in camp; however, much like Sanchez, he will needs to be in sync with the other wide receivers as well.
While Sanchez and Siemian are named co-starters on the depth chart on the team’s website, the quarterback who will win the job is the amount of big plays in camp and lack of turnovers (at least in my opinion). Siemian has done that, but the Broncos would like to see Sanchez continue to perform against the number one defense. Sanchez can be better against the number one reps, but has to be cleaner.
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