The Denver Broncos’ franchise quarterback Trevor Siemian is expected to be named the team’s starting quarterback during the team to-do list ahead of the start of training camp next month.
It is understood that Siemian will be named to the starting job after starting the season on the sidelines.
He is expected back in full training mode this week.
But, despite the optimism surrounding the young passer, he is expected not to be in the starting lineup for the Broncos until training camp starts.
A number of teams have shown interest in Siemian in recent weeks, and the Broncos could yet move up in the draft to take him.
The team is expected keep at least one player on their 53-man roster that can be considered a long-term option.
Siemian was one of the players drafted in the third round of last year’s draft, when the team chose Wyoming’s Kyle Orton with the No. 7 overall pick.
He made his NFL debut last season, throwing three touchdown passes in his first three games.
Siemian also had a good rookie season, completing 64.5% of his passes for 3,944 yards and 27 touchdowns with eight interceptions.
“I can’t really comment on any other teams interest or anything,” Broncos general manager John Elway told reporters on Wednesday.
The team is also in the market for a new head coach after Mark Dantonio left to take the NFL job at LSU.
Elway, however, did say that he had no concerns about the Broncos re-signing Peyton Manning, who led them to the Super Bowl in 2016.
Despite that success, the team has been plagued by injuries.
Earlier this year, quarterback Paxton Lynch was forced to leave the team due to an injury and it is unclear if he will be able to return this season.
There is also concern that the team will not be able play in the postseason if the team fails to make the playoffs.
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