DENVER — Broncos manager Gary Kubiak didn’t announce a team’s starting quarterback Saturday night, yet he pronounced he now has adequate information to make a decision.
The Broncos’ 17-9 preseason win over a Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night remarkable Trevor Siemian‘s second uninterrupted preseason start for Denver. Siemian looked stoical and gentle using a group as he finished a workmanlike 10-of-17 for 122 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Rookie Paxton Lynch followed Siemian into a diversion as a Broncos’ No. 2 quarterback, and Mark Sanchez did not play. Afterward, Kubiak pronounced a preference about who would start a regular-season opener Sept. 8 opposite a Carolina Panthers would be finished in a entrance days.
“I’ve got a lot invested and a lot of work that we can make some decisions off of now,” Kubiak said. “I’ll do that. Does that meant I’m going to do it [Sunday] or Monday? we don’t know. I’ve got adequate going on that we can make a decision.”
Siemian, a seventh-round collect in a 2015 draft, has shown he finished a many of his deteriorate with Peyton Manning in a Broncos’ run to final season’s Super Bowl win. Siemian has been a many unchanging quarterback over a past few weeks and is in position to hear his name and a word “starter” in a same sentence.
Asked after Saturday’s diversion if he believed he would be named a starter, Siemian said, “I feel confident. Ultimately it’s adult to [Kubiak]; it’s a improved doubt for him.”
But asked if he believed he had finished adequate to be a starter, Siemian said, “I do, yet again, that’s not my call. I’ll only try to be a best teammate we can be.”
After a game, when asked to weigh Siemian’s performance, Kubiak remarkable a ease Siemian showed, something a quarterback’s teammates have referenced as well. Kubiak forked out how Siemian led a scoring expostulate following a expostulate that finished with his interception.
“I’m impressed. we consider he’s really calm,” Kubiak said. “I can tell by a approach he handles a group in a huddle, he’s got control of what’s going on. Gets a bad mangle on a ‘go’ round and comes right behind and goes down a field. we consider what we see is a man removing better. … I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’m going to make a preference this week. … I’m going to do that, yet during a same time, I’ve got a lot of things going on. I’ll take my time and do it a right way.”
Kubiak pronounced he sensitive Sanchez of a preference to play Lynch for a whole second half “before breakfast” on Saturday since a manager indispensable to see Lynch play. Lynch had played opposite third-teamers in his initial dual preseason games.
“I, obviously, suspicion about it all week long,” Kubiak said. “I sat down with Mark this morning, before breakfast. we said, ‘Mark, I’m going to play Paxton in a second [half], and if things go a approach we think, and Trevor plays as prolonged as we consider he’s going to play, afterwards I’m not going to put we in there with 4 or 5 mins to play.’ Bottom line: I’ve got a lot to go on on Mark. He’s played a lot of football. we need to see a other dual kids play.”
Said Lynch: “[It] felt good. we got a lot of personification time. First, we only feel some-more comfortable. I’m not so astounded by what’s going on. … When we came out, before we went out, he told me we was going to get a whole second half.”
Lynch finished 6-of-13 flitting for 57 yards. The Broncos contingency now confirm if they are going to use Siemian as a starter and Lynch as a backup even yet conjunction has thrown a pass in an NFL regular-season game.
There are also business factors during work. Sanchez is slated to count $4.5 million opposite a income cap, and a Broncos would not have to obey a redeeming breeze collect to a Philadelphia Eagles if he was not on a register to open a season.
Sanchez was not in a locker room when a other quarterbacks were speaking. This past week, he pronounced he hoped to take a foe “down to a wire.”