ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Every day, every practice, every throw constitutes a critical component of the Denver Broncos' competition at quarterback between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. Here’s a closer look at their respective days:
It was Siemian’s turn to open practice with the starters. For the third consecutive day, he seemed comfortable with the daily additions that have been made to the two quarterbacks’ to-do list.
Wow moment: Broncos coach Vance Joseph has repeatedly instructed his two quarterbacks to put the ball up high to the team’s bigger receivers in the red zone. Siemian did just that on a connection to Jordan Taylor early in Monday’s practice, resulting in a score. Later, Marlon Brown made a sliding catch on a deep throw from Siemian.
Whoa moment: Although Siemian avoided the big mistakes Monday, he has yet to show the deep-ball touch he occasionally displayed in games last season. The Broncos' offense hasn’t had many big plays against the team’s defense during camp’s early goings, and Siemian has yet to find a consistent groove despite showing flashes.
Lynch opened with the second team. He continues to have some difficulties adapting to the increasing demands of his position, particularly at the line of scrimmage.
Wow moment: Lynch found tight end Virgil Green in the right corner of the end zone during red-zone drills. He put just the right amount of air under the throw and gave Green a chance to make a quality play for a score.
Whoa moment: Lynch failed to quickly snap out of a mid-practice funk. He tossed interceptions on back-to-back plays in a 7-on-7 drill and almost threw a third consecutive pick when his pass was knocked away in traffic. He didn’t rebound as quickly as Joseph claimed he would've liked to see, and continued to look somewhat shaky in the next set of team drills.