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Trevor Siemian Named Starting Quarterback For Denver's Second Preseason Game

Coach Kubiak named a starting QB for the Broncos second preseason game vs. San Francisco.

The Denver Broncos are still trying to ascertain who their starting quarterback will be. As a team coached by a career backup QB, it makes sense that every player on the depth chart has received opportunities and consideration. 

Mark Sanchez started the first game. Gary Kubiak announced Thursday that Trevor Siemian will start the second vs. the San Francisco 49ers

Siemian, not Sanchez, or the rookie first-rounder Paxton Lynch, will take the starting snaps under center in the Broncos 2016 home debut. 

“Trevor will start," Kubiak said. "He and Mark will consistently play the same amount, which I’d like to tell you is a quarter and a half, but it’ll probably be more of a play count. Trevor will start, then Mark will go and then Paxton will finish up.” The decision makes sense. Although Sanchez was clearly the most polished and productive in Game 1, Siemian has been the sharpest during this week's practice sessions at Broncos Camp. 

Sanchez has veteran savvy and experience, and isn't shy about being a leader and commanding the huddle. As a second-year player, Siemian is still finding his voice as a leader. 

We probably shouldn't expect to see a huge leap in the leadership department by Siemian, until and unless he is named the regular season starter and gets some actual experience playing with live bullets flying. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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