nsucurrent.com February 19, 2018

QB Brock Osweiler gets another shot, but don't count out Paxton Lynch

03 November 2017, 12:26 | Colleen Roy

Broncos face uncertainty at quarterback following third straight loss

Broncos face uncertainty at quarterback following third straight loss

The Broncos don't have much choice after Trevor Siemian's no good, very bad game against the Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

Lynch returned to practice for the first time since suffering the injury last Wednesday. He also played poorly for the Texans in last season's AFC Divisional Playoff in Foxboro, throwing for just 197 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions and finishing with an abysmal 47.6 passer rating. The team needs a fresh change, as they are up against the NFC-leading Eagles this Sunday, who are 7-1.

Denver signed Osweiler prior to the start of the regular season after the Cleveland Browns released him, and he has been Siemian's backup with Lynch nursing a shoulder injury that kept him inactive for the first eight weeks. The Broncos have now benched the guy who beat out Lynch - twice - for the job and are going with the quarterback they signed when Lynch got hurt in the preseason.

A few bleary-eyed hours studying game film early Tuesday morning wasn't enough time for Joseph to make that decision. "It's the end result that we're not getting".

Osweiler went 5-2 as the starter for the Broncos in 2015 while filling in for injured Peyton Manning.

Osweiler, Peyton Manning's longtime backup, was expected to take over the Broncos QB job a year ago following Manning's retirement a month after Denver's Super Bowl 50 win. The Broncos may look to trade him next offseason and move on with Osweiler, Lynch or someone else.

Paxton Lynch, who was a full participant in practice last week for the first time since injuring his throwing shoulder in a preseason game August 26, "won't be in the mix" to start Sunday, Joseph said.

Osweiler replaces Trevor Siemian, who nearly single-handedly caused the Broncos' skid by recording seven turnovers and compiling a 64.1 passer rating during Denver's losing streak.

"In your heart, you know he can play better because those three balls he threw, you just can't throw".

Last season with the Houston Texans, Osweiler quarterbacked a first-round playoff victory over the Derek Carr-less Oakland Raiders.

"It's my job to do what's best for the football team", said Joseph on Tuesday.

Other News

Trending Now

Killed in Grambling State University Campus Shooting, Police Searching Suspect
In this photo, Crime scene tape is stretched around the front of a home where a man was shot in Chicago, Illinois, May 28, 2017. The campus police have also reportedly been cooperating with the local sheriff's office on the shooting probe.

Microsoft reveals Games with Gold titles for November 2017
When we come to the Xbox 360 , the line up of games consists of Nights into Dreams , a 2012 HD remake of a 1996 Sega Saturn game. As usual, you can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One , thanks to the console's backward-compatibility feature .

Veteran Malayalam director IV Sasi passes away
IV Sasi had worked with Mammotty in films like Thrishna and Mrugaya which were phenomenal hits and established Mammokka's stardom. I.V Sasi played a key role in turning actors like Mammootty, Mohanlal, Jayan, Sukumaran, Soman, Vincent and Seema into stars.

Shooting leaves one dead on University of Utah campus
The university advised those on campus to shelter in place and issued a campus alert Monday about 9 p.m. Boutain is also wanted for questioning in the death of a 63-year-old man in Golden, Colorado.

Huge TLC Changes: Kurt Angle Returns! Styles Vs. Balor!
Wyatt, Bo Dallas, and Jojo have been off of TV in recent weeks, with Dallas sidelined by an undisclosed illness. The Shield reunion has to be postponed as Kurt Angle has replaced Roman Reigns in the main event of the PPV.

Statewide natural disaster drill happening Thursday morning
In 2015, there were a series of small earthquakes that shook Madison County on a newly discovered fault line just south of Canton. The Great ShakeOut drill in Virginia is coordinated by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Central U.S.

Democrats Should Testify on Trump Dossier, Sen. Susan Collins Says
Collins said on CBS' Face the Nation that "it's hard to imagine" that Podesta didn't know about the funding. The subpoena is part of the committee's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Kelly 'Stunned, Broken-hearted' Over Trump Fallen Soldier Controversy
Frederica Wilson (D-FL) is not backing off her claim that President Trump disrespected a fallen soldier's widow earlier this week. And he told Trump what he was told when his own son was killed in action.

Virat Kohli Quickest to 9000 ODI Runs
Here are the reasons why India managed to clinch the match and eventually the series. They were flawless with the throws back in to the keeper.

NASA's Halloween playlist will 'make your skin crawl'
In classic NASA fashion, the playlist also includes an explanation of what listeners are actually hearing in the sound clips. The eerie sound is similar to the emissions recorded on Earth during the aurora borealis in the northern hemisphere.