QB Trevor Siemian - Denver Broncos
|6-3, 215||Born: 12-26-1991||College: Northwestern||Drafted: Round 7|
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2016 Week 17 vs OAK (17 / 27 / 206 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / -5 / 0 rush)
Siemian didn't have to do too much with the high flying Raiders offense grounded in week 17. Emmanuel Sanders left week 17 early in the 1st half, leading Siemian to target some of Denver's younger receivers more. Siemian's longest play of the day was a 43 yard touchdown that was all Devontae Booker. Siemian and the offensive line did a good job of setting up the halfback screen, and Booker showed great vision as he weaved through traffic for the long score. Siemian threw another touchdown pass to Virgil Green in the 3rd quarter. A pass interference call set the Broncos up on Oakland's one yard line, and Green was wide open in the back of the end zone after a play action fake up the middle. Siemian had an easy throw to the uncovered tight end. Siemian was intercepted later in the 3rd when he put too much air under a deep ball intended for Cody Latimer.
2016 Week 16 vs KC (17 / 43 / 183 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Siemian was simply unable to push the ball downfield in week 16, with rainy conditions and a strong defensive effort from KC slowing the Broncos' passing game considerably. Siemian checked the ball down often, targeting halfback Booker with a team-high 10 targets, most halfback screens or checkdowns out of the backfield. Siemian targeted Demaryius Thomas deep down the left sideline in the 1st quarter, but overthrew him badly. Siemian nearly managed a touchdown pass to Thomas later in the first, hitting him with a slant on the KC 6 yard line that DT took to the half-yard line. Siemian had Emmanuel Sanders open on another deep ball late in the 2nd quarter, but his accuracy was off as he heaved the ball in the rain. Siemian was nearly intercepted by CB Ron Parker as he targeted Thomas on a curl route at the end of the 2nd quarter. Siemian finished the day with a miserable completion percentage, connecting on only 17 of 43 pass attempts for 183 yards.
2016 Week 15 vs NE (25 / 40 / 282 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Siemian threw a brutal red zone interception to Logan Ryan on the first snap of the 2nd quarter. With the ball on the Patriots 14 yard line, Emmanuel Sanders lined up tight to the left of the formation and ran a 10 yard out route. Ryan saw the pass coming and jumped right in front of the ball, returning it to midfield before being brought down by Demaryius Thomas. This was the offenses only trip into the red zone, as they struggled to sustain drives all day. Siemian was under pressure all game, taking 4 sacks for over 30 yards. He struggled to get anything going besides a few intermediate and short passes to Demaryius Thomas and AJ Derby. Sanders was mostly a non-factor for the passing game, catching 2 of 3 passes in the last minutes of the 4th quarter. Siemian looked cold and ready to go home by the end of the 4th quarter. He finished the day completing 25 of 40 attempts for 282 yards.
2016 Week 14 vs TEN (35 / 51 / 334 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Siemian returned from a one game absence due to a foot injury, and found himself throwing a career high in pass attempts as the Denver running game couldn't generate any yardage. Siemian started out working the short game with primary targets Thomas and Sanders, as tight end AJ Derby continues to provide a solid chain-moving option in the passing game. Justin Forsett showed himself serviceable pass blocking and catching the ball as Siemian targeted him a few times out of the backfield. Denver's offensive line did struggle some with protection as Siemian was sacked hard several times and extended several more plays with his feet. Siemian was falling away from pressure in the 3rd quarter when he launched a ball down the right sideline for Demaryius Thomas. DT had to stop and come back to the ball, but he hauled it in for a 34 yard gain, the longest play of the day. Siemian and the offense then marched the ball down to the Titans 4 yard line, where Siemian targeted Thomas on a jump ball in the back corner of the end zone that was knocked away by a nice defensive play on 3rd and goal. Denver went for it on 4th and goal, with Siemian scrambling left to avoid pressure and heaving a desperate throw to the back left corner of the end zone, where Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders were both clustered in a rather sloppy looking set of routes. Simian drove the offense down the the red zone again on the next drive with some help from a good punt return and personal foul penalty. He scrambled around and found Thomas on 3rd and long, taking Denver down to the Titans 3 yard line. Siemian missed Thomas with his next attempt, a comeback route at the front pylon of the end zone. Siemian retreated backwards on the next play and found Emmanuel Sanders on a crossing route in the end zone for the score. Siemian and Sanders hooked up on the next drive as well, opening up with big gain down the left seam. Siemian found Thomas for a nice catch and run across the middle, then through a beautiful bomb down the right sideline to Thomas, who unfortunately could not quite get under the ball. The Broncos offense kicked a field goal, then the defense stopped the Titans again to give the Denver offense one final chance to overcome a 10-13 deficit. Siemian found Thomas for 3 consecutive gains, moving down the field quickly, but AJ Derby lost the football after a nice reception down the middle of the field. The turnover sealed Denver's fate with less than a minute left in the game.
2016 Week 12 vs KC (20 / 34 / 368 / 3 / 0 pass, 5 / 23 / 0 rush)
Siemian faced a brutal pass rush from the Kansas City Chiefs for 4 quarters, as the Broncos tried making offensive line switches mid-game to staunch the bleeding. Siemian took 5 official sacks and had several other plays where he bailed his offensive line out by scrambling to extend the play. He totaled 23 official yards on 5 carries. It was a slow day to start out for the young QB, but he made some fantastic throws in the 2nd half to keep the Broncos in the game. Siemian had one deep ball to Emmanuel Sanders in the 2nd quarter, but he offense couldn't get much going other than that. Siemian converted 4th and 1 in the 3rd quarter with quarterback sneak up the middle. He threw his first touchdown of the night in the 3rd quarter after scrambling to the left side of the field and reversing back to the right. In the time that he bought with his feet, Jordan Taylor ran to the back of the end zone and cut back towards Siemian, catching the laser pass and tapping both feet before falling inbounds. Siemian connected with Emmanuel Sanders in the 4th quarter for a 64 yard gain down the left sideline after a nasty double move at the LOS by Sanders. 2 plays later, Sanders beat his defender on a deep corner route and Siemian found him for a 35 yard touchdown. Siemian scored one final time late in the 4th quarter in the face of an all-out blitz from Kansas City, standing tall in front of the pressure and dropping a dime over the defense to Bennie Fowler, who picked up nearly 50 of the 76 yards after the catch. Siemian lost a fumble in the end zone while taking a 2nd quarter sack, leading to a Chiefs safety. The Broncos found themselves backed up into their own end zone after Jordan Norwood muffed a punt that was recovered on the 2 yard line.
2016 Week 10 vs NO (25 / 40 / 258 / 2 / 2 pass, 6 / 5 / 0 rush)
Siemian had an up and down performance in week 10 road game as he threw for 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He and the offense did a better job of converting 3rd downs(11 of 19) than they have in recent weeks. The Broncos offensive line provided spotty protection, and Siemian took some hard hits while being sacked 6 times. Siemian converted a 3rd and 1 play with a quarterback keep on the Broncos opening drive, just a few plays before finding Jordan Taylor in the end zone for the first touchdown of the game. Siemian took the snap from the shotgun with Demaryius Thomas and Taylor lined up on the right side, and found Taylor down the sideline for the score. Siemian converted another 3rd down with a sneak late in the 2nd quarter. Siemian stood tall in the pocket and took a big shot from Paul Kruger as he found Demaryius Thomas in the end zone for his 2nd touchdown pass of the game. He simply lofted a jump ball over Delvin Breaux that Thomas secured with his superior reach and height. Siemian finished the day with 25 of 40 completions for 258 yards, with the majority of his targets going to Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Siemian threw his 1st interception of the day at the end of the 1st half. He was looking for Emmanuel Sanders on a quick slant when Sterling Moore made a diving, highlight reel pick. Safety Kenny Vaccaro picked Siemian off a 2nd time in the 3rd quarter as Siemian was looking for Demaryius Thomas down the field. Siemian apparently never noticed Vaccaro in coverage.
2016 Week 9 vs OAK (18 / 37 / 283 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Siemian struggled to complete anything downfield as the Raiders shut down the running game and gave him no time to throw the ball. Siemian did a solid job of using his feet to extend plays, only taking 2 sacks for a loss of 17 yards. He was hit several more times, and lost the ball once on a strip/sack. Siemian couldn't get much going beyond short, safe passes. His first decent completion was a prayer of a deep ball that he desperately chunked down the field in the face of stout pressure from Oakland's D line. Demaryius Thomas was able to leap over his shorter defenders and haul in the pass on the sideline for a 23 yard gain midway through the 2nd quarter. Siemian capped the drive off with a beautiful 36 yard touchdown pass to Jordan Norwood, faking a handoff left before rolling right and hitting the receiver with a dime throw in the corner of the end zone. The play was definitely the highlight of Siemian's day. Kapri Bibbs helped Siemian pad his stats late in the 4th quarter, as he took a halfback screen from Siemian and weaved all over the field on his way to a 69 yard receiving touchdown. Siemian was intercepted on Denver's last play of the game, as he threw a last-gasp deep ball in Jordan Taylor's general direction on 4th & 10.
2016 Week 8 vs SD (20 / 38 / 276 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / -2 / 0 rush)
Siemian had a pretty ugly day that could have been much worse if he hadn't been fortunate to see defenders drop a few would-be interceptions. He fortunately didn't have to do too much with the Broncos defense helping the offense out with big turnovers and returns. Siemian did have some success pushing the ball downfield to his top 2 passing options Thomas and Sanders. Siemian loaded up a deep ball for Demaryius Thomas on a long corner route for his 2nd pass attempt of the game. The two narrowly missed the connection against tight coverage downfield. Siemian launched a dime to Emmanuel Sanders in on a 2nd quarter deep route. Siemian faked a handoff to Booker and loaded up the deep ball for Sanders, who outran double coverage down the right numbers and fully extended his body for the diving 37 yard catch. Simian later found Thomas in the 4th quarter with a deep ball down the left sideline for a 40 yard gain. Siemian nearly threw an interception on his 1st pass attempt of Denver's second drive, but the ball careened off the defender's hands. He targeted Demaryius Thomas in tight coverage on a slant route later in the 1st and was nearly picked again. San Diego's Melvin Ingram jarred a fumble loose from Siemian in the 2nd quarter with a hard blindside hit. Siemian hit another San Diego defender right in the hands at the end of the 2nd quarter, but was lucky to see it again fall to the turf. Siemian's 4th quarter interception was a good pass that Jordon Norwood let bounce off his hands towards a defender.
2016 Week 7 vs HOU (14 / 25 / 157 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Siemian relied almost exclusively on his top 2 wide receivers, Thomas(10) and Sanders(8), who were targeted a total of 18 times. The rest of the offense was targeted 7 times. Siemian did not target his tight ends at all. Despite heavy involvement in past Kubiak offenses, the tight end position isn't currently producing many stats for the Denver O. Siemian had a slow start, mainly handing the ball off to Anderson/Booker and throwing some short passes to Demaryius Thomas in the 1st half. He did take a couple of deep shots for Emmanuel Sanders, but couldn't connect with the receiver. Siemian had a big gain on a deep crossing route to Demaryius Thomas negated by a holding penalty in the 1st quarter. Siemian found Demaryius Thomas for his 1st touchdown pass of the day late in the 2nd quarter. He took the snap from the Houston 5 with Thomas alone flexed out left of the formation. Thomas broke to the sideline as soon as he crossed the goal line and Siemian hit him with a perfect pass that only he could catch. Siemian finally connected with Sanders on a play-action deep ball late in the 3rd quarter. Sanders lined up wide left and caught the ball just short of the end zone for a 31 yard gain. Siemian dropped a perfect over the shoulder corner pass into the arms of Jordan Norwood at the beginning of the 4th, but Norwood didn't seem aware of his position and couldn't get both his feet down in the end zone for the score, though he did have room. Siemian led the offense on 5 scoring drives (3TD, 2FG).
2016 Week 6 vs SD (30 / 50 / 230 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Siemian had a busy but only moderately effective day at quarterback, completing 30 out of 50 attempts for just 230 yards. Siemian took only a few shots down the field, and managed one completion that traveled more than 10 yards, a 20 yard strike to Emmanuel Sanders down the middle of the field that saw Sanders knocked out of the remainder of the game. Siemian had 1 other long attempt to Sanders down the left sideline early in the 1st, but he overthrew him. He also tried Demaryius Thomas deep down the right sideline once on a play that was well defended by San Diego. That was the extent of Denver's deep passing game as Siemian checked the ball down to slot receivers and running backs most of the day. Siemian threw his only touchdown of the day late in the 4th as the Broncos spread the formation out and attempted to come back from a 21-3 deficit. Siemian and the offense drove down to the San Diego 5 yard line and spread the field with 5 receivers. Siemian took the snap from the shotgun and found Bennie Fowler on a post route in the end zone. Siemian's Hail Mary at the end of the game came of short of the end zone and was slapped down by Chargers defenders.
2016 Week 4 vs TB (5 / 7 / 68 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Siemian threw a touchdown on Denver's first offensive play of the game. After Aqib Talib intercepted Winston and returned the ball to the Tampa Bay 12 yard line, Siemian hit Demaryius Thomas on a short curl route, giving him enough running room to wiggle between a couple of defenders and slide into the end zone. Siemian and the offense were clicking along reasonably well as he completed 5 of 7 passes for 68 yards, but the QB was sacked several times, getting injured late in the 2nd quarter after he was thrown down violently on his non-throwing shoulder while being sacked. Siemian stayed in the game to hand the ball off on the next play, but was replaced by Paxton Lynch after that. He walked to the sideline under his own power but was soon carted off for examination.
2016 Week 3 vs CIN (23 / 35 / 312 / 4 / 0 pass, 3 / 5 / 0 rush)
Siemian stepped up big time for the Denver offense on a day when the run game was completely inept. Interestingly, Siemian targeted WR Emmanuel Sanders more than Demaryius Thomas all day long, with Sanders and Siemian hooking up for 2 touchdowns early and Thomas/Siemian connecting on 1 touchdown late in the 4th. Siemian mixed it up, running a lot of play action from under center, but also finding a lot of success throwing the ball from the shotgun. The Broncos seem to be opening up the offense a little more, as Siemian was allowed to take some deep shots down the field in addition to the usual short passing game that the Broncos run very well. He threw the ball well on the move, both during designed QB rollouts and on a few plays that he had to extend with his feet to avoid the pass rush. Siemian was only sacked twice. Siemian's first touchdown pass was a beautiful bomb to Emmanuel Sanders down the left sideline. The Bengals had a heavy blitz on, but the offensive line held them off and Siemian stood tall in the face of the pass rush to deliver the strike over cornerback Adam Jones. He threw his second touchdown pass to Sanders with less than 30 seconds left in the first half. After completing a 3rd down conversion to Sanders on a quick out route, Siemian took the snap in the shotgun and threw a laser on another out route to Sanders. It was a perfectly placed ball just out of reach of the defender's fingertips. Siemian found backup tight end John Phillips for his 3rd score of the day. After a nice Emmanuel Sanders catch-and-run took the Broncos down inside the Bengal's 5 yard line, Denver ran a couple of run plays before Siemian faked a play action to Anderson and flipped the ball to Phillips, who had leaked into the back of the end zone. Siemian capped the day off with a magnificent deep ball to Demaryius Thomas late in the 4th. With DT lined up wide left and 3 receivers in a bunch formation on the right side, Siemian took the snap from the shotgun and launched a dime to DT on a go route. The big receiver manhandled the pass over a smaller cornerback and danced into the end zone to put the nail in the Bengal's coffin. Siemian got lucky late in the 2nd quarter when he threw an awful pass right into the middle of four Bengal defenders. It should have been an easy interception, but the defenders ran into each other let the ball fall to the turf. Siemian threw another sure-fire interception later in the same drive that was dropped by another Bengals defender.
2016 Week 2 vs IND (22 / 33 / 266 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Siemian and the Denver offense came out of the gate slinging it. Siemian completed consecutive passes to Emmanuel Sanders for decent gains on the Broncos' first drive of the game, and followed those up with a third completion to fullback Janovich out of the backfield for another first down. That opening drive stalled out with a missed 54-yard field goal by McManus, but Siemian came back strong on the next drive, completing a deep pass to Sanders and a wobbly quick screen to Demaryius Thomas that went for 44 yards. Later in the 1st quarter, Siemian dropped a dime into the hands of Thomas on a deep route down the left sideline, but Thomas couldn't hold on to the ball for what would have been a big gain. Siemian looked right back to Thomas on the next drive, completing a nice curl route for a first down. Siemian's interception was a great play by Colts cornerback Darius Butler. Sanders lined up off the line and close to the formation before the snap, swinging out to the left behind the line of scrimmage on a little wheel route. Butler sniffed it out and ran behind the line of scrimmage for the pick as Siemian faked a handoff to Anderson and tossed it out to Sanders. The play probably would have resulted in a pick-six, but Butler appeared to injure his leg and had to fall down short of the end zone. Siemian showed good poise on a 3rd quarter play where he was staring down the barrel of a free safety blitz. With Mike Adams about to knock his teeth out, he stood tall and found Virgil Green down the left numbers for a big 3rd down conversion. Siemian had one scramble for 7 yards in the 3rd quarter. It wasn't a big day for Siemian as far as fantasy numbers go, but he ran the offense efficiently and did enough to secure the win behind another big defensive performance by the Broncos. His target distribution was similar to last games- 8 for Sanders, 7 for Thomas, 5 for Anderson, and 3 for Virgil Green, who some thought might see an uptick in targets if Thomas couldn't go.
2016 Week 1 vs CAR (18 / 26 / 178 / 1 / 2 pass, 5 / 20 / 0 rush)
Siemian made some mistakes in his NFL debut, tossing 2 interceptions, but in the end ran the offense well enough to gut out the victory. Denver's game plan didn't feature Siemian driving the ball downfield very much. The passing attack consisted mostly of shorter, quicker routes like slants, curls, and halfback passes out of the backfield. This may have been by design, as Carolina did bring a heavy, consistent pass rush with a stout front seven. Siemian did a nice job of extending plays with his feet, both on designed rollouts and improvised scrambles when the play broke down. He completed his first pass of the game, an easy play action bubble screen to Demaryius Thomas for first down yardage. Siemian then threw a couple of incompletions before scrambling away from pressure and finding Virgil Green for 10 yards and a nice third down conversion on an out route to the sideline. In a five-wide set in the second quarter with CJ Anderson split out just to the right of the tackle, Siemian stared down a free-rushing defensive tackle and hit Anderson on an out route that the back took up the sideline for a big gain. Siemian threaded the needle on a beautiful deep post route to Demaryius Thomas for a 23 yard gain, his longest downfield throw, on Denver's first offensive series of the second half. Siemian's only touchdown pass of the night was mostly CJ Anderson. At the beginning of the 4th quarter, Siemian set up a nice halfback screen on the left side of the field that Anderson took 25 yards for the touchdown. The play was his longest passing gain of the night. Siemian's first interception killed Denver's second offensive drive. After taking a big sack in the red zone, Siemian looked to throw a screen to the right on 3rd and 19, but the Carolina defense sniffed it out. A savvy defensive tackle tipped the ball up, and linebacker Thomas Davis made a nice diving catch on the play. Siemian obviously saw the tackle but appeared to be trying to sneak the ball past him. It was a stellar play by both Carolina defenders. Siemian was under heavy pressure for his second interception, getting hit as he threw the ball to an open Emmanuel Sanders in the 3rd quarter. The ball fluttered short after the hit and was snagged by a Carolina defensive back. Siemian had a few scrambles for positive yardage, showing good speed and awareness on his longest run of the night as he dodged a couple of tackles in the backfield and took off to the right for an 11 yard gain in the 3rd quarter. He scrambled to pick up a crucial conversion on 3rd and 1 late in the 4th quarter on the Broncos final scoring drive. Siemian totaled 20 yards on 4 carries for the game, and was sacked twice.
Latest NewsBroncos | Vance Joseph expects long QB battle (Wed Apr 26, 03:28 PM) - Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said he expects the competition between QBs Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch to last for a long time because both players are working hard. Our View: This one is a true quarterback competition and with Gary Kubiak gone, there should be no favorites. Siemian is probably more advanced and safer, but Lynch offers athletic and arm talent upside. The offense should be more pass-heavy this year, so the winner will be a deep league sleeper.
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