Trevor Siemian replacing injured Paxton Lynch for Broncos
Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch reportedly has a high ankle sprain and will miss 2-4 weeks. Trevor Siemian will replace him as the starter…
Another week, more quarterback news for the Denver Broncos. Following the team’s seventh straight loss, it was determined that Paxton Lynch has a high ankle sprain, and will miss 2-4 weeks.
This news comes after Lynch had already missed the first nine games of the regular season with a shoulder injury. The Broncos wanted to get at least a six-game look at Lynch, but now that appears completely out of the realm of possibility.
Trevor Siemian, who relieved Lynch against the Raiders, will play against the Dolphins this week.
Siemian completed 11 of 21 passes for 149 yards and two scores as the Broncos attempted a late comeback on one of the league’s worst pass defenses.
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Despite missing some wide open receivers and making some of his usual errors, Siemian threw some nice passes in this game, including a couple of touchdown throws. One throw in particular that stood out was Siemian’s touchdown throw to Cody Latimer, who skied high to snatch it out of the air.
Now, Siemian’s task will be to not only audition for his job in 2018 (wherever that may be), but also to help save the job of Vance Joseph, potentially.
Everyone in Denver seems to be skating on very thin ice. The team lost its seventh straight game on Sunday, and it’s the first time they’ve had a losing streak that long in 50 years.
That type of performance simply will not be tolerated.
It remains to be seen how the Broncos will respond to all that has gone down. Right now, the news of Lynch’s injury is adding injury to the insult that has been this season.
Things are not beyond repair in Denver. There remains a strong core of young players on this team, but the Broncos are going to have to go back to the drawing board this offseason and evaluate what decisions need to be made for this team.