It’s time to acknowledge that Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian has had an impressive start to his career, and it may not be a fluke.
Through his first three games as a starting NFL quarterback, Siemian has shown to be a good decision maker. Though he’s thrown three interceptions this season, he’s gotten more efficient as the season has progressed.
Week 1 Siemian had two interceptions, the next week he had one pick, and last week he had no turnovers at all.
Siemian had his best game overall in Week 3, with four touchdowns and no interceptions. The performance was good enough to earn him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Here are the second-year quarterback’s total stats on the season:
63 completions for 756 yards, five touchdowns, three interceptions, 67.0 completion percentage, total QBR of 68.8.
Take a look at that total quarterback rating.Though it’s not incredible, Siemian’s rating is a whopping 16.6 points higher than Peyton Manning’s was last season.
Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib thinks that his team’s offense is “10 times better” than it was last year. Though the Broncos have added three new offensive lineman, the team’s major offensive change was Siemian instead of Manning.
Coach Gary Kubiak is certainly putting his young quarterback in advantageous situations, but at the end of the day Siemian deserves the bulk of the credit.
Siemian has excelled under pressure so far this season. If he can keep the turnovers down, he has a bright future. Not many people thought a seventh-round pick from Northwestern would lead the Denver Broncos to a 3-0 start, but here we are. It’s hard to evaluate anyone after only three games, but thus far Siemian has certainly been impressive.