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Broncos’ Siemian wins starting QB battle

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August 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm.

Aug 10, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) passes during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Photo Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 10, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) passes during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Photo Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Trevor Siemian has won the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback battle over 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch.

Broncos coach Vance Joseph will announce his decision during a news conference later Monday, according to multiple reports.

Siemian came off the bench in Saturday night’s 33-14 preseason victory against the San Francisco 49ers and completed 8 of 11 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. Lynch went 9 of 13 for just 39 yards.

Siemian said he thought he had done enough to be the starter.

“I think so,” Siemian told reporters after the game. “I’m not the coach, but I think so.”

Joseph did not commit to a starter after the second preseason game.

“The time frame’s not important,” Joseph said Saturday night. “What’s important is we get it right. It could be this week, it could be next week.”

In 2016, Siemian won a three-way battle with Lynch and Mark Sanchez when he was formally named the starter the Monday after the team’s third preseason game.

Siemian threw for 3,401 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, going 8-6 as a starter last season.

Lynch said after Saturday’s game he was trying not to get caught up in the speculation.

“You can’t compare your progress to somebody else’s progress because when you’re worried about the other guy getting better, you’re wasting time not focused on yourself and making yourself better,” Lynch said. “That’s really what I’ve been doing.”

 

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