"We've been working really hard on the cones and ropes, to get him to change direction a little quicker". Coach Gary Kubiak won't wait quite that long to pick a starting quarterback, even if at times it seems that he will. The keyword of all of this was future, but not necessarily the present.
Siemian, Mark Sanchez, and rookie Paxton Lynch are vying for the starting job following Peyton Manning's retirement and Brock Osweiler's departure from the defending Super Bowl champions.
Siemian also has the advantage of having a year of experience learning Kubiak's system.
Despite the quarterback controversy in San Francisco, it's been impressive that Gabbert has continued to be relevant in the NFL.
"We've got three quarterbacks, two of which weren't on this team past year", he added. Instead, in typical Sanchez fashion, he decided not to hold on to the ball. I knew this was going to take some time, and I think it's a credit to them and how they've battled and pushed each other.
After Siemian exited, Sanchez could see the job floating, waiting to be grabbed. "I still think Siemian has to be clearly better than Sanchez to supplant the veteran, but he"s being afforded every opportunity to do so " this time with the starting unit at his side.
"They're easing him back into throwing right now", Kelly said.
It would be significant if Lynch was the second quarterback into the game against the Rams. The Broncos have tried to get Lynch as many reps as they possibly could, especially early as they set up Lynch and the third-string offense and defense on a separate field during team sessions as Sanchez and Siemian split reps on the other field with the ones and twos. Aside from that play, Kubiak said the performance from Siemian was "as good as it could be". ". We'll probably work through that [Wednesday] night".
"He's always been in the mix".
"A few weeks ago, I told coach that if it would help us, I'd be willing to play there", said Davis, who is coming back after missing last season on a health sabbatical. San Francisco's three-way competition has been fascinating because of the high level of play from all three 'backers.
But the biggest problem, guys, is that offensive line.
Injury report: Backup inside linebacker and special-teams ace Nick Bellore sustained a knee injury in the third quarter and was immediately ruled out. I want to see an increased urgency to get Lynch at least somewhat prepared to be the starter.
Because of all of this, the Broncos simply don't need much from him.
Siemian and Lynch are both expected to play more snaps than Sanchez in the Broncos' third preseason game, which traditionally is a good indicator of the pecking order.
Yes, the playbook will be smaller, especially at first, but that doesn't mean that it won't work.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to love defensive back Jalen Ramsey if the No. 5 overall pick in April's draft continues to come up to make plays in the backfield.
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