Through three games in 2016, Siemian has thrown for five touchdowns, three interceptions and 756 yards. Through three games last season, Manning threw for five touchdowns, three interceptions and 755 yards. The big statistical difference between Siemian and Manning is a mere one passing yard. As if that weren’t enough, Siemian also has leapfrogged former Broncos and current Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler, whom he played and studied behind last season. But Siemian also is having other unintended beneficial consequences for Denver. medical interview course iscThe better he plays, the longer he allows the Broncos to sit rookie first-round pick Paxton Lynch. Denver already thought Lynch was good enough to start this season, sooner rather than later, but there is no need now for the Broncos to rush him along, not when Siemian is playing at a Manning-like level. Plus, if Siemian continues to make plays and impress the league — and the next chance comes Sunday in Tampa against the Buccaneers — it’s fair to wonder if he could become trade bait, with another team in need of a starter making an attractive-enough offer to pry him loose from Denver. As it stands now, the Broncos have a starting quarterback who has impressed them, a quarterback waiting in the wings to impress them, and the answers on how to best go about replacing one of the greatest players in NFL history. — Adam Schefter What if Drew Brees had re-signed with Chargers? Former San Diego Chargers great RB LaDainian Tomlinson is fond of?both of his ex-quarterbacks, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers, but he can’t shake one belief.
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