QB Brock Osweiler gets another shot, but don't count out Paxton Lynch

If Vance Joseph won't bench Siemian lost season will be on him

Should Osweiler, a second-round pick by Denver in 2012, start for the Broncos on Sunday, it would be his first significant action since throwing three interceptions during an AFC divisional playoff loss to the Patriots last January as the quarterback of the Texans.

Broncos rookie tight-end Jake Butt returned to the practice field; Emmanuel Sanders and Todd Davis also practiced for the Broncos. He has thrown three touchdown passes, two of them in garbage time, and eight interceptions while also taking 19 sacks. Unless Osweiler plays really well, the Broncos will likely hand over the reigns to Lynch when he is fully healthy and ready to play.

The Broncos have yet to officially announce the switch.

This time Osweiler is trying to do what Siemian will be left to do down the road - rebuild himself and his career. We're not yet two years removed from that happening, and now - 23 regular season games later - Osweiler is finally getting another shot to be Denver's starting quarterback.

"When you watch Trevor, even last night, he made three frightful interceptions, " Joseph said.


Osweiler started seven games for the Broncos in 2015, helping guide the team to a 5-2 mark filling in for the injured Peyton Manning.

Keep in mind that Osweiler was the one who couldn't even win the starting job with the Cleveland Browns during training camp, and was traded by the Houston Texans just after one disappointing season in which he finished with more interceptions than touchdowns.

Osweiler is in his second stint with the Broncos, who gave the former Kalispell Flathead High School star his first opportunity in the NFL.

His first opportunity will come against arguably the best team in the National Football League, the Philadelphia Eagles. "When you've lost three games in a row and you've had the turnovers like we've had them. that's not good".

"It's my job to do what's best for the football team", Joseph said.

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