Report: Trevor Siemian to start Sunday ‘barring any setbacks’

Sep 3, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (3) prepares to pass in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Cardinals defeated the Broncos 22-20. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into a pivotal Week 14 game against the Tennessee Titans, the Denver Broncos are set to see Trevor Siemian return from the foot injury that kept him out last week.

This news comes by way of Mike Klis of 9News in Denver.

“Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Trevor Siemian will be the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, a player source told 9NEWS.”

Last weekend, Denver got past the Jacksonville Jaguars, 20-10, in spite of a poor showing from rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch, who went 12-of-24 for 104 yards.

Not surprisingly, the Broncos’ vaunted defense showed up huge in that game, with Bradley Roby picking off Blake Bortles and taking it 51 yards to the house for six (watch here).

But Tennessee presents quite a different challenge than that of Jacksonville, which is among the league’s worst teams. The Titans feature a powerful rushing attack and a red-hot young quarterback in Marcus Mariota. Chances are, as good as Denver’s defense is playing, it’s still going to take some offensive touchdowns to win this game.

That means Siemian needs to come back strong and play mistake-free football to help the Broncos remain in the AFC Playoff chase. Starting 10 games this year for the Broncos, he has a 7-3 record and has thrown 15 touchdowns compared to seven interceptions.

Denver is currently the No. 6 seed with an 8-4 record. There is little room for error with just four games remaining on the schedule.