Gary Kubiak plans to start Trevor Siemian against Falcons

By Jesse Reed

Denver Broncos fans hoping Paxton Lynch will get to keep playing will be disappointed to know Trevor Siemian is set to start Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Gary Kubiak revealed his plans for the upcoming week on the radio Monday morning.

Siemian suffered a shoulder sprain during Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was forced out of the game, and in his stead the rookie did a serviceable job, even throwing his first NFL touchdown pass.

However, the Broncos are quite confident in Siemian. He won the job in training camp and hasn’t done anything to lose it at this point.

On the season, the second-year passer out of Northwestern has completed 67.3 percent of his passes, throwing for 824 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions.

The Broncos might need a bit of offensive firepower to overcome the Falcons, who are coming off a history-making performance through the air. That said, the team’s No Fly Zone defense might have something to say about a repeat performance.

The upcoming game should be a fascinating contest that features strength versus strength.