With former seventh-round pick Trevor Siemian being named the Broncos' quarterback, Aaron Schatz ranks the five worst Week 1 starters for defending Super Bowl champions.
2016 ScheduleAll times ET
- 8/11W 22-0
- 8/20L 31-24
- 8/27W 17-9
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Siemian making history for Northwestern
No Northwestern quarterback has started an NFL season opener since 1955, when future Hall of Famer Otto Graham did so for the defending-champion Browns. Trevor Siemian is set to break the streak in Week 1 against the Panthers.
What does Mark Sanchez's future hold?
Sanchez is easily the Broncos' most experienced quarterback, but he also costs the most and won't be the starting QB. Denver could save $3.5 million against the cap by cutting him.
Dak Prescott was the 135th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Tough act to follow (again) for Denver
The 2016 Broncos will become the sixth Super Bowl champion to start a different QB the following Week 1. Three of the previous teams ('71 Colts, '72 Cowboys, '01 Ravens) went on to win at least one playoff game, but the '99 Broncos fell to 6-10.
Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer
Broncos are on the practice field right now and have released 11 players -- Brandian Ross, Manasseh Garner, Antonio Glover, Mathu Gibson, Calvin Heurtelou, Cameron Jefferson, David Moala, Durron Neal, DeVier Posey, Darnell Sankey, Frank Shannon. They're down to 79 players and have told at 75 by 2 p.m. Denver time.
Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer
The Broncos are basically saying they want to find out quickly what they have in their young QBs, and that this beats wasting time by playing a veteran in Mark Sanchez who doesn't protect the football.
ESPN Stats and Information
If Trevor Siemian, Jimmy Garoppolo and Dak Prescott all start Week 1, it will be the first time since 2001 that 3 QBs drafted outside the 1st round will all make their first career start in a season opener, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Trevor Siemian, a seventh-round pick in 2015, has earned the Broncos' starting QB job, showing a strong arm and stronger grasp of the offense.
Trevor Siemian, who took one snap last season after being drafted in the seventh round, was named the Broncos' starting QB.
The Broncos announced Monday that Trevor Siemian had been named the team's starting quarterback.
With the most important week of the preseason complete, we salute the play of Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater but aren't buying in on the Jaguars yet.
When on his game, Trevor Siemian has looked comfortable and poised enough to have won the three-way race to be Denver's starting quarterback.
The Broncos will start the season with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, two quarterbacks with zero NFL starts between them.
Punter Britton Colquitt, who is scheduled to make $3.25 million this season, has faced competition in training camp from rookie Riley Dixon.
The Broncos have shown signs that their defense is on point -- namely, putting pressure on the quarterback and stifling opponents on third down.
Jeff Legwold gives the latest on the Broncos starting quarterback battle with Dickerson and Hood.
With Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch slotted as the top two quarterbacks, the Denver Broncos might look to cut ties with Mark Sanchez.
Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer
After Saturday's preseason game against the Rams Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Cody Latimer had a knee injury, but added "we do not think it's serious ." Running back C.J. Anderson got four stitches in his right ear and fullback Andy Janovich had a shoulder injury. Overall Kubiak said "I think we came out pretty well."
Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch both saw action for the Broncos in Saturday's preseason win, while Mark Sanchez did not play. Coach Gary Kubiak expects to name a starter this week.
Broncos @ Cardinals
U of Phoenix Stadium - Thu 9/1