FTW- Gary Kubiak announced that Siemian was going to be the starting QB during a team meeting on August 29th. The room breaks into applause, and afterwards, Siemian calls his dad, a surgeon who lives in Florida. Here’s how Merrill writes that the call went:
Typically, [Siemian] undersells the moment. “I got the job,” he says. But his dad quickly clips the conversation short, saying he’ll have to call back. He is just about to perform surgery. Anyway, by his son’s tone he thinks “the job” means something less significant, maybe a sponsorship deal or something.
Welp, that's one way to stay humble. If barely getting drafted in the 7th round and needing the stars to align to get him the job as the Broncos starting quarterback didn't have Trevor Siemian's head screwed on straight then his dad responding to the news with "that's great son, but I gotta go cut somebody open really quick" certainly did. Nothing keeps a kid grounded quite like his father giving him the old "can this wait, because I got a life that needs saving" immediately following the best moment of his life. Trevor better at least prove he's better than Brock fucking Osweiler if he wants the man who helped bring him into this world to step away from the scalpel for a second and risk taking someone out of it. Better win some damn playoff games before Pops is removing the surgical gloves and joining the party. Trevor Siemian might one day end up laying on a therapist's couch asking "how come I am never enough for him?", but at least he'll feel fully motivated throughout his professional career!!!