Brock Osweiler replaces Trevor Siemian as starting QB of the Broncos


Brock Osweiler will replace Trevor Siemian as the Broncos' starting quarterback when the team plays at Philadelphia on Sunday. Regardless of whether Joseph decides to stick with Siemian as his starter or give Osweiler or Lynch a look, expect the coach to announce his plans when the Broncos reconvene for practice Wednesday.

Siemian has two TD passes and eight interceptions over the Broncos' 1-4 slump, including three ugly interceptions in a 29-19 loss at Kansas City on Monday night that wasted a strong defensive effort.

Osweiler spent his first four National Football League seasons with the Broncos as Peyton Manning's backup and had stints with the Texans and Browns before re-signing with Denver in September ahead of the regular season.

His performance during that time resulted in a massive four-year, $72 million contract with the Houston Texans, where Osweiler lasted just one season after recording 2,957 yard, 15 touchdowns and 16 picks.

This marks Osweiler's second appearance in the regular season for the Broncos since they brought him back to Denver in early September after he was cut by the Browns. Unless Osweiler plays really well, the Broncos will likely hand over the reigns to Lynch when he is fully healthy and ready to play. Denver had to make a change from Siemian, but it's not like they brought in a Pro Bowl quarterback.

Speculation about a possible switch grew Tuesday when general manager John Elway said the move was "under evaluation".

Siemian beat out 2015 first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch in training camp to win the starting job for the second year in a row.

Lynch's recovery and work getting up to speed has not progressed to the point where Joseph is considering starting him against the Eagles, leaving Osweiler as the only other option. That will leave Siemian to be Osweiler's backup in Philadelphia.

How did we get here? "You have to go touch the hot stove and you learn real quick how nice that stove is when it's not hot".

-SPECIAL TEAMS: D-plus - A series of high punts helped contain Tyreek Hill, although a holding penalty against the Chiefs saved the Broncos on Riley Dixon's first punt and wiped out a 36-yard return. Guys are playing hard.