Trevor Siemian Surprises Kids with Shopping Spree

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 13: Trevor Siemian
SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 13: Trevor Siemian /

Trevor Siemian spent his Friday morning shopping with Denver youth football players in part of Dick’s Sporting Goods ‘Celebrate Youth Sports Weekend’.

Friday morning, Trevor Siemian surprised 15 children from the Jeffco Midget Football Association at Dicks Sporting Goods for a shopping spree to get them ready for their upcoming season. This event was coordinated with Dick’s inaugural ‘Celebrate Youth Sports Weekend.” Each kid was given a $150.00 gift certificate and shopped with the Broncos signal-caller. I had the opportunity to cover this event and it was refreshing to see the quarterback giving back to the kids.

Trevor Siemian spent his morning taking pictures, and conversing with the kids. A memorable moment came as soon as Siemian entered with one child asking “Why didn’t you invite Von Miller?”

The kids all had a blast and Trevor seemed to enjoy himself as well as he helped the kids pick out cleats, gloves and other football gear. Broncos players typically do a very good job in the community and this was no exception. The children loved Siemian, who was very engaging and helpful while they picked out their favorite items.

After Trevor finished up with the kids, he took a few moments to speak with us about the event and the upcoming season. He was thrilled to be able to give back to the community, and knows the impact that youth sports had on him growing up.

“It shaped what I think are the good parts of me: learning team work, sportsmanship and all those types of things. It’s really cool to be here with Dick’s. These guys do a great job. It’s just a cool deal for me,” Siemian said.

Siemian is correct that Dicks is doing a good thing with this event. 1% of all of their sales this weekend will be donated to youth sports around the country.

However the event today wasn’t the only thing Siemian spoke on. He talked a little shop as well with the Denver media about the upcoming season.

I asked Trevor what the biggest difference between entering camp this year versus last year.

“New scheme, obviously learning the new scheme, and then I played a year too so that helps. I got some reps under my belt and hopefully that helps me out,” he said.

Siemian started 14 games a year ago so having that year of experience should help him feel more comfortable in the quarterback competition this time around. Despite pressure from the receivers to have the competition settled by the second preseason game, Siemian is just going to listen to the coaches.

“That’s coach Joseph’s (call). It’s probably a good thing the receivers aren’t coaching the team,” Siemian joked.

He knows it could go well past that, even if it is probably in the best interest of everyone involve to make a decision quickly and develop continuity. When asked about drawing from his experience from his competition with Mark Sanchez last year, Siemian admitted that splitting reps in practice can be tough.

“At times it’s tough alternating reps and all that, and getting in a rhythm.” Developing that continuity and ‘rhythm’ is a big reason why resolving this situation sooner rather than later is ideal. Despite that, Siemian thinks the coaches will do as good a job as possible making things fair and getting each quarterback his reps.

“In OTA’s Coach Musgrave did a really good job rotating us in.” Siemian noted.

It is likely going to be an uphill battle for Siemian to win the starting quarterback job. Paxton Lynch has made lots of progress, and first round picks typically don’t spend multiple years on the bench—especially not under this CBA.

That said, it is still great to see Trevor Siemian out and about, doing great things in the community. Training camp is less than two weeks away. It’ll be good to see Trevor back on the field competing to be the Broncos starting quarterback in 2017.  In the meantime, make your way to Dicks Sporting Goods this weekend to support youth sports around the country. Any child wearing their youth sports jersey will receive 20% their entire purchase so there is no better time to go pick up your sporting needs.

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