Five reasons Broncos QB Trevor Siemian is underrated
5. Myths about his abilities (or lack thereof)
For some reason, there are myths out there about Trevor Siemian’s physical abilities and toughness, or lack thereof.
He suffered a torn ACL in college, not an uncommon injury for a football player, and after working his way back from that as he transitioned to the professional level, he hurt his non-throwing shoulder in the 2016 season and didn’t fully recover until he had shoulder surgery in the postseason.
The inability to stay healthy has caused some to question Siemian’s toughness, which is laughable.
There are also myths out there about Siemian’s arm strength and athletic ability. There have some who have called him a noodle-arm and I just can’t get on board with that. Siemian has a strong arm and showed that from a very early point in his time with the Broncos.
Not only does Siemian have the arm strength to make any throw asked of him, he has the confidence to put the ball into tight windows.
Taste and see:
Siemian is showing on the field what he has talked about to the press. The game is slowing down for him. Everything we’d hoped Brock Osweiler had absorbed in his years from Peyton Manning seems to have been soaked up by Siemian.
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He hasn’t hit every open read on the field, and he still has some errant throws. Those are part of the development process of a young quarterback. What we have seen in the progression of Siemian as a quarterback under pressure, in clutch situations, in this new offense that has been installed by Mike McCoy, is nothing short of remarkable for a player that was an afterthought in the NFL Draft process.
How many teammates will have to compare Siemian’s work style to that of Peyton Manning before the fans and the rest of the league come around to the fact that this dude can ball?
How many players are going to have to voice their support of Siemian as a team leader before fans jump on his bandwagon as well?
It may not be perfect every single week from Trevor Siemian, but that’s the case with any NFL quarterback. He’s showing through a couple games this season that he’s much more than what he was originally brought in to be — a developmental arm.
Siemian looks like the real deal, and maybe — just maybe — the Broncos have found their next franchise quarterback.