Trevor Siemian has struggled mightily in his last few outings, so the Denver Broncos are turning to Brock Osweiler.
James Palmer of NFL Media passed along the news that Broncos coach Vance Joseph told the team Wednesday morning.
It was apparent Denver needed to make a change at quarterback, since Siemian had thrown six interceptions over the last three games. The Broncos lost all three of those contests, scoring a combined 29 points while falling to the New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.
At 3-4, the AFC West club is still in the playoff picture, and Siemian wasn’t getting the job done under center.
Granted, it’s difficult to get overly excited about Osweiler being the replacement.
Osweiler spent three years in Denver as the backup then started seven games in 2015. He posted a 5-2 record and tossed 10 touchdowns, earning a massive contract from the Houston Texans as a free agent. However, that experiment ended terribly, and the Texans traded him to the Browns this offseason.
After Cleveland decided to roll with DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan, the team released Osweiler. He signed with Denver and served as the backup because Paxton Lynch was recovering from a shoulder injury.
Don’t expect greatness from Osweiler, especially with the 7-1 Philadelphia Eagles next on the schedule. But at this point for the Broncos, it’s worth seeing if he can provide a lift to a frustrated offense.