ENGLEWOOD | Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch both get to show off their closing skills now.
Siemian can close out the Denver Broncos’ QB competition this week and next.
Lynch can close in on Siemian in exhibition games at Chicago and San Francisco sandwiched around a pair of practices with the 49ers.
While offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said everything is being factored into the equation, from questions the two QBs ask in the film room to the way they led the team at practice over the first 11 days of training camp, “you really look at the games.”
After a slow start, Siemian started to separate himself from Lynch over the last week as he strung together better decisions, coverage reads and pinpoint throws while Lynch struggled to find both consistency and his receivers and kept making mistakes, like throwing the ball away on fourth down when Emmanuel Sanders was covered in the end zone.
Siemian will start Thursday night against the Bears and play up to a quarter and a half. Paxton, who will start against the 49ers, will get the next quarter and a half and undrafted rookie Kyle Sloter will finish up.
That’s more work than front-line starting QBs usually get in the first exhibition games but coach Vance Joseph wants to get a bigger sample size of his quarterbacks’ work under pressure.
“I just look at it as I’m glad we’re not playing our guys,” Siemian said Tuesday. “So, it’ll be good to play against a different group. Hopefully, Paxton and I can find a little rhythm.”
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