How will Trevor Siemian fare?
Poor Trevor Siemian is facing a Denver unit that has a bone to pick with him.
After starting last year strong, Siemian quickly faded before being benched in favor of much-maligned Brock Osweiler. The atrocious quarterback play often forced the Denver defense to be in a tough position at game time.
Last season, Siemian threw 14 interceptions in just 10 games. That is the sixth worst interception amount in the league. The five guys worse than Siemian all played 14 games or more.
His interception rate of 4.0 was second worst to Deshone Kizer. His inability to keep the ball in the offense’s hands drastically hurt the defense. It wasn’t just putting the defense on the field more often, but it was putting them on a short field with their backs against the wall.
Denver’s defense, despite ranking third in total yards allowed, ranked 24th in points allowed. This is in large part because of Siemian.
In addition to the defense being excited to hit their new foe, Denver Broncos fans are unlikely to be kind to the fourth-year player out of Northwestern. Although not all his fault, Siemian is an easy target for Denver fans.
As a seventh-rounder out of Northwestern, Siemian’s career trajectory should have been more in line with career backup than franchise savior.
Poor planning thrust Siemian into this role, and he didn’t respond well. Regardless, Denver Bronco fans will be excited to elicit loud boos because of his shortcomings as the Broncos signal caller.