The Denver Broncos have some intriguing position battles they’ll need to sort out if they want to get back to the playoffs. They will likely carry into the early part of the season. There’s a battle at offensive tackle. There’s guard as well. There’s a battle for the third receiver. A couple of positions may be up for grabs along the defensive line. Quarterback looms large, of course. The battle of who can stay healthy at running back is important. This team has options. That’s not even getting into the returners or the third tight end or safety positions. Let’s start with the elephant in the room.
You have a guy that started the majority of last year, Trevor Siemian. You have last year’s first-round pick who played sparingly, Paxton Lynch. Then there are two new faces: seventh-round pick Chad Kelly and undrafted free agent Kyle Sloter. Bronco fans know about Sloter, but not many outsiders do.
Siemian was able to beat out Lynch last year. He was mobile, had a quick release and knowledge of the offense. Siemian struggled with ball placement and the offense never really took off. You could see it on the receivers’ faces in games. They were frustrated. For a rookie, you’d like to see signs of progress, that there’s a ceiling with room for a lot of growth. Siemian got a chance to play the majority of the season and one never got a feeling that “this is the guy” moving forward.
Lynch was (is) supposed to be the franchise. I still believe he’ll have every opportunity to start, mainly because of the…
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