Former Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian named co-starter for Broncos
As the Broncos somehow try to follow up a Super Bowl-winning season with a new starting quarterback, it looks like former Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian could get a chance to start as the preseason games near. Denver plays Chicago on Thursday.
Siemian was listed with Mark Sanchez as the co-starting quarterback in a depth chart released on the team website.
Siemian, who played for Northwestern from 2011-2014, has yet to complete a pass in an NFL regular season game. His only stat is when he took a knee to end the first half against Pittsburgh on Dec. 20 this past season, losing one yard.
While playing for the Wildcats, Siemian passed for 5,931 yards in his career with 27 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. He started the first 11 games of the 2014 season before sustaining a torn ACL. He was the 250th pick (seventh round) in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Sanchez, the former USC star, most recently played for the Eagles. He was 0-2 as a starter in 2015 and passed for 616 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions. Though he took the New York Jets to consecutive AFC title games in 2009 and 2010, he’s mostly known for the infamous “butt fumble” against the New England Patriots back on Thanksgiving 2012.
Of course, both are probably simply filling in for highly touted rookie Paxton Lynch, the first-round draft pick from Memphis, until he is ready to start.