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QB Trevor Siemian - Minnesota Vikings

6-3, 215Born: 12-26-1991College: NorthwesternDrafted: Round 7

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2017 Week 15 vs IND (5 / 9 / 67 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Siemian killed the Broncos opening drive with a brutal interception, lobbing a play action pass into double coverage. He was looking for Demaryius Thomas but never had a chance of getting the ball through the safety and linebacker that had DT bracketed. Siemian and the offense marched down the field on the next drive, supplementing several CJ Anderson runs with a deep ball down the left sideline to Sanders then a crossing route that Thomas carried inside the Indy 5 yard line. They eventually settled for a field goal, and Siemian was knocked from the game at the end of the 1st quarter with a shoulder injury. He has since been diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder and will be heading to IR.

2017 Week 14 vs NYJ (19 / 31 / 200 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 13 / 0 rush)

Siemian and the offense weren't great, but they were able to capitalize on a couple of Jets turnovers that gave them good field position. Denver built an early lead and held on behind a great defensive effort. Siemian led the Broncos down the field on their first possession of the game, overthrowing Demaryius Thomas in the end zone before eventually settling for a short field goal. His only touchdown was a desperate heave in the face of a free pass-rusher later in the 1st quarter. Siemian didn't have time to step into the throw, he just gathered the shotgun snap and heaved it up towards the front pylon as he fell backwards. Demaryius Thomas charged down the right sideline and plucked the ball from the air over a defender who may have lost the ball in the sun. Siemian hooked up with Cody Latimer in the 1st for his longest completion of the day, a 27 yard deep ball down the left sideline. He also found Demaryius Thomas for 25 yard gain on a 3rd quarter post route. Siemian boasted Denver's longest rushing attempt with a 9 yard gain in the 1st quarter, a testament to the ineffectiveness of the Denver ground game. Siemian only absorbed two sacks in the contest.

2017 Week 13 vs MIA (19 / 41 / 200 / 0 / 3 pass, 3 / 16 / 0 rush)

Siemian, who had been sick with a flu-like illness earlier in the week, turned in an awful performance. He threw three interceptions with no touchdowns and also committed a safety. Miami pressured Siemian hard, recording three sacks and several more QB hits and hurries. Siemian struggled with accuracy, and most of the decent gains from his receivers came after the catch on short to medium passes. Siemian's longest completion was a play-action pass on a crossing route to Virgil Green that the tight end turned up the left sideline for a big gain in the first half. Siemian also had a nice completion to Bennie Fowler down the right sideline for a 23 yard gain in the 1st. His first pick was on Emmanuel Sanders, as the receiver let a quick slant route bounce off his hands and back to the deep safety for an easy pick. Siemian had the ball snapped over his head in his own end zone on the Broncos' next offensive series and was forced to kick the ball out of the back for a safety before a defender recovered it for a touchdown. Siemian followed up with another interception in the 2nd quarter, this time a bad decision to throw an out route to a well-defended Demaryius Thomas. Miami CB Xavien Howard anticipated the play from the snap, and jumped the route for an easy pick-6. Siemian was picked again in the 4th quarter on a pass that was deflected at the line of scrimmage. Siemian and the offense drove deep into Miami's red zone on their last garbage time drive of the game, but Siemian was sacked for a huge loss with seconds left, then threw the ball away on his final attempt. The Broncos have stated that they will stick with Siemian at QB for now as Paxton Lynch recovers from an ankle sprain.

2017 Week 12 vs OAK (11 / 21 / 149 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)

Siemian entered the game in the 3rd quarter after Lynch left with a high ankle sprain. Siemian threw two terrible passes on his first two snaps back under center, then hit Sanders on a bubble screen for no gain on 3rd down. After the rough first series back, Siemian settled down and nearly orchestrated a comeback. Siemian found tight ends Green and Traylor for gains of 16 and 34 on the next drive, extending the plays with his feet against a steady Oakland pass rush. Denver drown down near the Oakland red zone, and Siemian found Cody Latimer for a beautiful touchdown connection on 4th and 6. Latimer lined up tight to the formation and took off on a wheel route up the seam, where Siemian found him with a dime pass. Siemian and the Broncos benefited from a pass interference penalty that extended their next scoring drive, which ended with a 22 yard touchdown pass from Siemian to Fowler to put the Broncos within one score with just under 3 minutes in the game. Denver could not recover the ball again before time ran out.

2017 Week 8 vs KC (19 / 36 / 198 / 1 / 3 pass, 2 / 20 / 0 rush)

Siemian's woes continues, as a lack of pass protection kept him nervous in the pocket and he struggled with bad decisions. Siemian blatantly forced the ball to TE Heuerman for his first interception. Heuerman ran a fly up the right sideline after motioning right pre-snap. He drew a CB in coverage who matched him step for step on the route, and Simian hit the defender in the hands. Siemian was rolling right at the end of the 2nd quarter, and had a clear line to the first down marker, but instead of running threw it deep down the right sideline to Jordan Taylor. Safety Ron Parker was running with Taylor and made a leaping interception. Later in the game, Siemian made a terrible decision to throw across his body back to the left side of the field while scrambling right, giving CB Acker an easy interception. Siemian also didn't get much help from his receivers. Bennie Fowler let a 3rd and 7 pass clang off his hands in the end zone in the 3rd quarter, forcing Denver to settle for a field goal while attempting a 17 point comeback, then another later in the 4th. Virgil Green and Isaiah McKenzie both also dropped open passes that would have converted 2nd and long of 3rd and long situations. Siemian did finally connect with AJ Derby for a late 4th quarter touchdown on a short seam route. It was too little, too late as time ticked ran out on the next possession. The Broncos appear to be sticking with Siemian at QB despite some buzz from the fanbase about putting Osweiler in. The obvious concern is Osweiler's lack of mobility, as Siemian's scrambling often makes up for poor effort from Denver's offensive line in pass protection.

2017 Week 7 vs LAC (25 / 35 / 207 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 14 / 0 rush)

Chargers pass rushers Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa harried Siemian with a relentless pass rush throughout the game. Denver's reshuffled offensive line allowed 5 sacks and several more QB hits and pressures, and the dinged-up wide receiver group struggled to get open against the Chargers secondary. Demaryius Thomas couldn't break loose from Casey Hayward's coverage, leaving nothing open except short and intermediate routes. Siemian was never able to get comfortable, and would most likely have taken a lot more abuse were he not athletic enough to extend plays with his feet. He nearly threw a pick early in the 2nd quarter when he sailed a pass over Thomas, clanging off CB Hayward's chest. Melvin Ingram nearly decapitated Siemian with a brutal hit in the 2nd quarter. Ingram appeared to be in Siemian's line of sight, but the QB didn't seem to notice him rushing up the middle until he was drilled. Siemian was sacked from behind and lost a fumble late in the 2nd quarter. Chargers LB Jatavis Brown dropped an easy interception after Siemian was tipped at the line of scrimmage late in the 3rd. Casey Hayward snagged a terrible pass from a scrambling Siemian that was basically a short punt on 4th and 6 middway through the 4th quarter. Siemian is going to struggle to produce and perhaps even to stay healthy if Denver can't fix their protection issues on the offensive line.

2017 Week 6 vs NYG (29 / 50 / 376 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)

Siemian struggled to shoulder the load as the run game completely stalled out from the start of the game. Denver couldn't generate any push in the run game, New York's defensive line brought a stout pass rush. Demaryius Thomas was the only receiver who could get open, and Siemian peppered him with a team-high 14 targets, driving down deep into Giants territory twice in the 1st half. McManus missed a 35 yard field goal attempt the first time, and Siemian sailed a pass over Demaryius Thomas into the arms of Landon Collins to kill the second. Siemian had the ball slapped from his hand midway through the 1st quarter, but a fortunate bounce placed the ball right back in his arms. Siemian had an opportunity to lead a 2 minute drill at the end of the 1st half. He logged the longest run of any Bronco(9 yards) on a scramble midway through the drive, then threw a brutal pick-six when looking for Bennie Fowler on an out route. Siemian injured himself on the play while attempting to make a tackle. Brock Osweiler briefly entered the game to finish the 1st half, but Siemian was able to return for the start of the 2nd half. The offenses fortunes didn't change much. Playing from behind. Siemian finally led a scoring drive with less than 5 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter. Siemian faked a handoff and hit tight end Jeff Heuerman on a skinny post, threading the ball between a linebacker and safety who were bracketing Heuerman in coverage.

2017 Week 4 vs OAK (16 / 26 / 179 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 1 / 0 rush)

Oakland's pass rush gave Siemian fits the entire game. The stat sheet shows 4 sacks for -24 yards, and that doesn't account for the many other plays that saw Siemian scrambling his way out of multiple tackles and extending the play just to get a short pass off or throw the ball away. The constant pressure kept Siemian from getting a rhythm going with any if his receivers, and Denver wasn't able to push the ball downfield. Tight end AJ Derby drew the most targets with his quick, sure-handed skillset in the short passing game. Siemian led a scoring drive early in the 1st quarter, hitting Derby for a gain of 29 down the right sideline and again for a 22 yard touchdown on the next play. Siemian also hit Fowler with a beautiful over-the shoulder throw earlier in the drive. The offense stalled after the first touchdown, moving the ball but failing to score any more touchdowns. Siemian nearly scored twice at the end of the 3rd quarter. He hit Emmanuel Sanders on a slant that went to the 4 yard line, then had Thomas on another slant in the end zone that was batted down at the line of scrimmage. Siemian posted a modest stat line of 179 yards and a score, but the Broncos got the win.

2017 Week 3 vs BUF (24 / 40 / 259 / 0 / 2 pass, 3 / 12 / 0 rush)

Siemian cooled off after a hot start in weeks 1 and 2. Denver's offensive line performed well in the run game, but the Bills pass rush gave Siemian fits all day. There weren't many balls that Siemian was able to actually set his feet and throw- most of his passes were made rolling right or left to escape pressure. His 12 yards rushing doesnt reflect all the running he did to extend plays. Siemian and Emmanuel Sanders narrowly missed several opportunities for big gains that could have really swung the game. Though he completed 24 of 40 attempts for 259 yards, Siemian couldn't find the end zone and threw 2 picks to the Bills. Siemian threw his first interception late in the 3rd quarter, scrambling right to extend the play and underthrowing the pass across his body. He was looking for Sanders deep but was undercut by a defender. He was also under duress for his 2nd interception, rolling right and making a questionable decision to try to force the ball to Sanders on the sideline.

2017 Week 2 vs DAL (22 / 32 / 231 / 4 / 1 pass, 5 / 14 / 0 rush)

Siemian piled up the stats in rainy, sloppy conditions, aided by a strong performance from CJ Anderson and the O line in the run game. He found Sanders early for his first score of the day, firing a laser between two defenders as Sanders shot up the field on a skinny post route. Siemian's 2nd touchdown was a beautifully timed pass on a stick route to CJ Anderson. Anderson ran hard towards the sidelines, then cut back to the middle of the field, with Siemian hitting him in stride on the cut. Anderson had a clear path up the middle of the field for the score. At the end of the 2nd quarter, Siemian picked up a 3rd down conversion with his feet, then on the next play found Emmanuel Sanders for his third touchdown of the day. Siemian and the rest of the offense executed a flawless play action pass for his 4th and final touchdown of the day. Denver lined up in a goal line offense with 2 tight ends and a fullback, then Siemian faked the handoff and hit a wide open Virgil Green in the flat for an easy score. Siemian didn't have a perfect day, and Denver's offensive line allowed a couple of big sacks. Siemian lost a fumble early in the 2nd quarter while taking a sack. Dallas recovered inside the red zone and scored a couple of plays later. In the 3rd quarter, Siemian, RB Anderson, and FB Janovich botched a play action(Siemian faked one way, CJ went the other), and Siemian badly overthrew Demaryius Thomas on a deep post route, dropping an easy interception into the arms of Dallas CB Jourdin Lewis.

2017 Week 1 vs LAC (17 / 28 / 219 / 2 / 1 pass, 6 / 19 / 1 rush)

Need to Know The inactives on Denver's week 1 injury chart included backup RB Devontae Booker and backup QB Paxton Lynch on offense, as well as defensive linemen Jared Crick and Zach Kerr. Brock Osweiler was re-signed to hold down backup duties in Lynch's absence. Denver agreed to terms on a 3 year extension for kicker Brandon McManus Monday before the game. Receivers Isaiah McKenzie and Cody Latimer returned punts and kicks, respectively, but did not contribute in the passing game at all. Trevor Siemian Siemian scored 3 touchdowns on the night, connecting with Bennie Fowler twice for passing touchdowns. The first was quick thinking on Siemian's part, as San Diego jumped offsides before the Broncos snapped the ball in the red zone. Siemian quickly called for the ball and scrambled until he could find a diving Fowler in the back of the end zone on the free play. His second touchdown pass came again in the red zone, with Fowler the closest of 3 receivers flexed to the left of the formation. Siemian took the snap from the shotgun and fired a laser up the seam to Fowler. Siemian also had a rushing touchdown on a bootleg run in the 2nd quarter from the 1 yard line. Siemian's rushing stat line doesn't reflect how effective he was with his mobility, extending several passing plays with his feet before finding receivers. He did not throw any interceptions, though he had a close call on an ill-advised throw in the 4th quarter.


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Broncos | More on Trevor Siemian trade (Wed Mar 14, 09:34 PM) - Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian was traded to the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 14, in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick. The Vikings will also receive a 2018 seventh-round pick in the trade.

Our View: The Broncos gave 20-plus starts to Trevor Siemian over the last two years and failed to make the playoffs during that time. With Case Keenum signed as their new starter, we should see Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly compete to establish the pecking order behind him. We also think the Broncos could use a premium pick on the position in the 2018 NFL draft.
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Vikings | Trevor Siemian trade update (Wed Mar 14, 09:30 PM) - Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian was acquired by the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 14, in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick. The Vikings will also receive a 2018 seventh-round pick in the trade.

Our View: Siemian started more than 20 games for the Broncos, but he's best suited playing backup quarterback. He'll compete with Kyle Sloter to be the primary backup behind Kirk Cousins.
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Vikings | Trevor Siemian headed to Twin Cities (Wed Mar 14, 06:00 PM) - The Minnesota Vikings are finalizing a trade for QB Trevor Siemian from the Denver Broncos, a source said Wednesday, March 14.

Our View: Siemian started 24 games for the Broncos and was average at best. He'll make for an experienced backup behind Kirk Cousins in 2018. Cousins is incredibly durable (while Siemian is not), so we're not expect Siemian to see the field much if at all.
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Broncos | Denver receiving interest in Trevor Siemian (Wed Mar 14, 03:27 PM) - The Denver Broncos has received some trade interest regarding QB Trevor Siemian and will continue to shop him to other teams, according to sources.

Our View: The Falcons and maybe the Bills should be in contact with the Broncos. Siemian is not a good starter, but he could be a serviceable backup for years to come.
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Broncos | Denver fields calls on Trevor Siemian (Tue Mar 13, 10:21 PM) - The Denver Broncos are expected to move on from QB Trevor Siemian, and they have already fielded calls from interested teams, according to a source.

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