Trevor Siemian hasn’t had the most impressive year after being named the starter before the season, but the Denver Broncos have seen enough to give him what he called a “tremendous honor”.
The Broncos named Siemian a captain for the second half of the season after practice Wednesday, joining wideout Demaryius Thomas as offensive captain.
“It means a lot to me to, first of all, be a part of this locker room and then know some guys think of me in that light,” Simian said, via the team’s website. “So [it’s] a huge honor for me, [and I’m] really excited to be a part of this thing.”
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Head coach Gary Kubiak was also very impressed that the second-year quarterback has made such an impression on the players, who voted the former seventh-round pick as captain.
“That’s pretty cool,” Kubiak said. “To be such a young guy and in his first year of playing, I think it tells him that they want him to lead them regardless of what year he’s in. He needs to continue to do that and push forward. We’ve got to help him, but that’s three good guys that they chose to be part of the leadership that’s already in place.”
Siemian has completed 62 percent of his passes and has thrown for 1,487 yards with eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Not eye-popping production, it’s but enough to help the Broncos to a 6-2 mark — good enough for a tie in the AFC West with the Raiders.