New Broncos QB Trevor Siemian 'not there quite yet' physically
Trevor Siemian needs to get more practice work in if he wants to unseat Brock Osweiler as the Broncos' backup quarterback.
That won't happen until the former Northwestern Wildcat fully recovers from offseason ACL surgery. Siemian was restricted to individual work and seven-on-seven drills during Denver's rookie minicamp.
"I've been throwing quite a bit, so it's more working from under center and getting back and being dynamic and explosive," he said. "I'm just not there quite yet."
The greatest asset an NFL player of Siemian's rank can have is availability. He expects to be a full-go for training camp, where he'll battle QBs Osweiler and Zac Dysert for a clipboard-holding role.
"I'm just going to understand my situation and that's kind of the cards I've been dealt right now," Siemian said. "Wherever I was going to go, I was going to have to compete. I'm looking forward to that. But for me right now … I've got to get my knee back and go from there.”