The Denver Broncos are now 2-0 after defeating the San Francisco 49ers over the weekend in Santa Clara. The Broncos started quarterback Paxton Lynch who played for most of the first half combining for a total of 6 series with Trevor Siemian. Lynch looked better than last week’s game against the Bears going 9 of 13 for 49 yards. At the end of the second quarter Siemian stepped in and connected with wide receiver Jordan Taylor “Sunshine,” on a 19-yard TD heading into halftime, and giving the Broncos a 20-0 lead over the Niners.
Although both quarterbacks “played solid” as coach Joseph put it on Sunday, only one would earn the top spot after Sunday’s game. It was clear the direction Denver was going in after comparing the performance of both quarterbacks after Sunday’s game. Siemian was 11 of 8 for 93 yards with a quarterback rating of 128.2 while Paxton Lynch ended Sunday’s game 13 of 9 for 39 yards and a quarterback rating of 72. Coach Joseph addressed the media on Monday morning making his announcement. Joseph had this to say, “After a long battle, four or five-month battle actually, we’ve decided on making Trevor Siemian our quarterback. We’re all going to support Paxton moving forward. He’s a young player. He has a bright future still. In my opinion, we have two quarterbacks. Most teams can’t say that and I truly believe that. We do have two guys. Whoever would have played, I would have felt comfortable with, but Trevor was more consistent with what we asked those guys to do as a starting quarterback.”
Denver is scheduled to face the Green Bay Packers in their third game of the pre-season this Saturday at Mile High Stadium. Denver will likely play most of their starters through 3 quarters to get a feel for their final decision in cutting down the roster come regular season. Denver has some pretty big decisions to make at both wide receiver, running back and defensive back. The Broncos will likely start Jamaal Charles at running back on Saturday’s game, as the Broncos have gotten a good look at De’Angelo Henderson over the past couple weeks. C.J. Anderson will likely fill the starting role for the Broncos, but anything is still possible at this point.
In others sports the Colorado Rockies over the past couple weeks have lost a series with the Miami Marlins 3-0 and tying their series with the Atlanta Braves 2-2 and losing their series over the weekend with the Brewers 2-1. Despite being second in the National League West the Rockies continue to fall further and further behind the division-leading L.A. Dodgers who is now 20.5 games ahead of Colorado. The Rockies are holding on to a half-game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks.