Siemian was scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday to repair the posterior capsule in his left, non-throwing shoulder, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Nearly one year ago, Siemian had his left shoulder surgically repaired, so he's in line to focus on rehabilitation for a second straight offseason. Perhaps of more interest than his health is the state of the quarterback room in Denver. Change is in the air after a season in which Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler all received a fair amount of first-team work en route to the 20th-ranked pass offense by the end of the year. Siemian, Lynch and Chad Kelly are all under contract in 2018, but there's little doubt general manager John Elway will add another quarterback in free agency or via the draft.
Siemian completed 206 of 349 passes for 2,285 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions during 2017. He added 127 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries and fumbled four times.
The way Siemian started the season against the Chargers and Cowboys, some thought that he might have emerged as a late-round find with seven total touchdowns and two wins. Things unraveled quickly and Siemian saw declines in completion percentage, yards per attempt, and quarterback rating as compared to his first go-around in 2016. He was eventually benched, reinstated, and re-injured his non-throwing shoulder to end the year on injured reserve. Change is coming to the Broncos quarterback room in the draft, free agency , or -- perhaps -- both. If given the option to hang on to a big-armed passer Denver spent a first-round pick on in Paxton Lynch and Siemian, a former seventh-round pick, it seems likely that Siemian would be the one to go. Either way, expect Denver to have a better plan for 2018 than letting Siemian compete for the starting job.
Siemian will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair the posterior capsule in his left, non-throwing shoulder, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
Nearly one year ago, Siemian had his left shoulder surgically-repaired, so he's in line to focus on rehabilitation for a second straight offseason. Perhaps of more interest than his health is the state of the quarterback room in Denver. Change is in the air after a season in which Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler all received a fair amount of first-team work en route to the 20th-ranked pass offense by the end of the year. Siemian, Lynch and Chad Kelly are all under contract in 2018, but there's little doubt general manager John Elway will add another quarterback in free agency or via the draft.
Broncos head coach Vance Joseph confirmed Friday that Siemian (shoulder) would be placed on injured reserve and miss the team's final two games of the season, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
On a lighter note, Siemian, who suffered a partial dislocation of his non-throwing shoulder in Thursday's win over the Colts, won't require surgery to address the injury. With only rest and rehab on the docket, Siemian should have a relatively normal offseason, but his underwhelming play this season likely has Denver turning its attention toward other starting options at quarterback in 2018. Brock Osweiler, who came on in relief for Siemian on Thursday, is currently positioned to start the Broncos' final two contests of 2017, but Paxton Lynch (ankle) could get another look if healthy enough to play in either game.
Siemian suffered a partial dislocation of his left shoulder in Thursday's win over the Colts, which will likely sideline him for the rest of the season, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
Given that it's his non-throwing shoulder in play here, the injury shouldn't have much of a long-term impact on Siemian, but it is enough of an issue to keep the quarterback out for the Broncos' final two games. For now, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch are the only two signal callers on the Denver roster, and Lynch was inactive Thursday due to an ankle injury that had him listed as a non-participant at practice leading to the contest. Per the report, Lynch is slated to return to practice Monday.
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