Trevor Siemian downplays Broncos players pining for Kirk Cousins
Trevor Siemian has downplayed how members of the Denver Broncos, including Brandon Marshall and Von Miller, among others, have actively campaigned for Kirk Cousins to join the team.
Other Broncos players — not to mention head coach Vance Joseph and general manager John Elway — have stated the team needs to upgrade at the quarterback position, regardless of how the Cousins saga plays out.
Siemian, to his credit, approached the situation practically when discussing the issue this week.
“It’s understandable,” Siemian said, via 9News.com. “We won five games last year. In this league playing quarterback, you’re judged on wins and losses. I get it. It’s part of the deal. I just wish I would have done some things differently. It would have been nice to play a little better and get us a few more wins. But I’ll look back and I’ll learn from it and be better for it.”
Siemian’s name interestingly had already been in the news this week as reports indicate the Broncos are expected to make the 26-year-old signal-caller available in the trade market.
Regardless of whether Siemian is indeed dealt, the situation at quarterback for the Broncos is not in a good place — to put it mildly. The team was an utter disaster this past season at the quarterback position last season, with Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler each getting turns at starting and not succeeding. Siemian, for what it’s worth, posted a pedestrian 5-5 record in 10 starts last season.
The Broncos are expected to make a move in some capacity, either through the draft or via trade. Siemian had little to say when asked about the possibility of himself getting traded or perhaps even released.
“I don’t have any comment for you,’’ Siemian said. “It is what it is. It’s a business. We’ll see what happens.’’