Some Dude You've Probably Never Heard Of Might Start At Quarterback For The Denver Broncos
Everyone seems to dismiss Trevor Siemian. It seems to me that he has as good or better arm strength as anyone on the team but he gets no 'respect', seemingly. What's up with that?
-- Tom Thompson
Those whose opinions truly matter -- the coaches -- aren't dismissing Siemian, so that's the key thing.
Probably the biggest reason he gets dismissed by some is his relatively unheralded status. He split time at quarterback at Northwestern, was coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament, completed fewer than 60 percent of his passes in college. All of those were typical characteristics of a "project" quarterback.
His draft status as a seventh-round pick also leads to the "no respect" angle in the eyes of some. The bottom line is that successful seventh-round QBs are the exception and not the rule, particularly in the last decade. The 15 quarterbacks drafted in the seventh round from 2006-15 include just six who threw passes in the regular season -- and just two who threw more than 40 career passes: Tyler Thigpen (509 career passes) and Matt Flynn (357 career passes).
So from the raw numbers, the odds were against Siemian when he was drafted. But he's made it to the second year; every day he remains with the Broncos, his chances of a long career increase. He showed promise last year in the preseason, particularly in terms of his poise and command; he showed the intangibles of an NFL quarterback. His accuracy has improved; based on practice, he has crossed that 60-percent threshold that is now a baseline for being an NFL passer.
He has a legitimate shot now, whether observers want to believe that or not.
Wait, what? A motorized dildo that women ride to completion is starting at quarterback for the defending Super Bowl champions? I know they dragged Peyton Manning's deteriorating body through all sorts of obstacles - like the dead brother in 'Bloodline' - to reign victorious, but are we sure that defense is good enough to 'saddle up' and successfully carry the load with a female masturbation tool under center? What's that you say? Ohhhh, it's Siemian, not Sybian?
Whatever, I know just as much about one as I know about the other. A 7th round pick in the NFL draft might as well be a window front choice for an adult superstore. A quarterback out of NorthWestern might as well be the XXX equivalent of the coin operated horsey that resided outside of everyone's nearest grocery store a decade ago. I don't mean for this to diminish the abilities of Trevor Siemian, but...WHO THE FUCK IS TREVOR SIEMIAN?!? The Denver Broncos are about to make history. Not only are they starting a season in which they hope to defend their title with a new quarterback, but they are potentially starting it with a quarterback that no one - who doesn't do draft analysis within a 50 mile radius of Colorado - even knows! If any organization can pull it off it's the one that just increased Brock Osweiler's market value to a number that exceeds the gross domestic product of most 2nd world countries, but I'll be damned if they aren't banking on catching lightning in the same fucking bottle twice.
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