Even as he leads his Denver Broncos into New Orleans to take on the Saints, there’s definitely some concern over Trevor Siemian’s bum non-throwing shoulder.
According to NFL Media’s Steve Wyche, the Broncos’ starter is still dealing with some “serious discomfort” in the shoulder.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2016
Remember, Siemian missed a game earlier this season to the injury. Unfortunately for the Broncos, they’re really out of options here. Rookie Paxton Lynch proved himself completely inacapable of taking meaningful snaps in Siemian’s stead earlier this year. And the only other quarterback on the roster at this point is Austin Davis, who has been inactive on game days this season.
The good news for Denver here is that it does have a bye next week. That might give the first-year starter the necessary time to overcome what seems to be a long-term injury.
If not, the team might be forced to go with Lynch after the bye. That would be a less-than-ideal scenario for the defending champs, especially considering Denver is in the midst of a hotly-contested division race in the AFC West. There’s really no margin for error here.