Five takeaways from Vance Joseph’s press conference
1. Trevor Siemian will be ‘full go’ for offseason activities
Joseph first provided an important update on the Broncos’ primary starting quarterback from the 2016 season. Siemian injured his non-throwing shoulder last season, and the injury was severe enough that it required offseason surgery for repairs.
After surgery, the timetable for Siemian’s return was a bit of an unknown, but this update from Joseph is good for both Siemian and the Broncos.
While many Broncos fans are eager for the emergence of last year’s first round pick Paxton Lynch, the competition he would potentially lack in the absence of Siemian would be a detriment in my opinion. Instead of just being handed every rep, both Lynch and Siemian will battle it out in what Joseph called a ’50-50′ competition for the starting quarterback job.
With a new offense being installed, the advantage doesn’t necessarily lean to Siemian this time around, but the fact that he has an additional year in the NFL could be a determining factor.
Both players should show tremendous growth over the course of the next couple months, with the Broncos likely adding a third arm through the draft.