Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch will battle it out to be the Broncos’ starting quarterback in 2017. That is the saying of the Kubiak’s replacement, Vance Joseph the 16th head coach in Broncos history in his first official day as the head coach at Broncos.
“Quarterback position is the key component of having a winning football team,” Joseph said. “Trevor is a guy that’s smart, great footwork, great detail, you can see it how he plays. He makes [few] errors with the football. Paxton, he’s a big, tall slinger of the football, athletic, so different. Hopefully we can build systems around both of those guys and compete. And whoever’s better, plays; that’s fair.”
Joseph also called Siemian “a smart kid, fast with the ball” and added “it’s two different guys, they’re both young, they’re both capable, it’s going to be an open competition. That’s going to make both guys better. Whoever’s the best for our team, that’s who is going to play.”
The Broncos will be reconstructing much of the offensive staff, including a new offensive coordinator. Rick Dennison, Kubiak’s coordinator, will not return and Joseph had interviews scheduled with Mike McCoy and Bill Musgrave as candidates to be the Broncos’ play-caller on offense.