Russell Wilson hit a milestone in Week 11.
It was 25th start with the Broncos, giving him the most number of starts at quarterback for the franchise since Peyton Manning retired, surpassing former Denver seventh-round draft pick Trevor Siemian.
From Siemian to Wilson, here’s a look at who they are, how they fared in the role and where they are today.
John Leyba, The Denver PostDenver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws a pass to running back Devontae Booker (23) during the third quarter on Dec. 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.
How he landed with the Broncos: Siemian was selected in the seventh round (250th pick overall) by the Broncos in 2015.
How he fared in Denver: Siemian played 25 games, making 24 starts for the Broncos, leading them to a 13-11 record. He completed 59.3% of his passes for 5,686 yards, 30 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. He was traded to the Vikings along with a 2018 seventh-round pick following the 2017 season for a 2019 fifth-round pick. The fifth-round pick would be used to select linebacker Justin Hollins.
Where is he now: The 31-year-old quarterback is the Jets’ No. 2 quarterback behind Tim Boyle after New York demoted Zach Wilson to No. 3 on Tuesday.
Shaban Athuman, The Denver PostQuarterback Paxton Lynch (12) hands the ball to running back Phillip Lindsay (2) against Minnesota Vikings on Aug. 11, 2018 at Mile High Stadium in Denver.
How he landed with the Broncos: The Memphis standout was selected by the Broncos in the first round (26th overall) of the 2016 NFL draft. “He was the guy,” general manager John Elway said after selecting Lynch. “And we’re thrilled to have him.”
How he fared in Denver: Lynch didn’t live up to his first-round hype in Denver, playing just five games (starting four) in his two seasons with the Broncos. He had a 1-3 record while completing 61.7% of his passes for 792 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. He was cut prior to the start of the 2018 season.
Where is he now: Lynch, 29, last played professionally with the San Antonio Brahmas of the XFL after the Orlando Guardians waived him on April 5 following an 0-5 start.
Joe Robbins, Getty ImagesBrock Osweiler of the Denver Broncos celebrates with teammates after a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium on Dec. 14, 2017 in Indianapolis.
How he landed with the Broncos: Osweiler was originally selected by Denver in the second round (57th overall) of the 2012 NFL draft. Following the Super Bowl 50 win, he signed a four-year, $72 million deal with the Houston Texans. He was traded a year later to Cleveland but was released prior to the start of the 2018 season. Shortly after, he re-signed with Denver after Lynch suffered a shoulder injury.
How he fared in Denver: His second stint with the Broncos wasn’t as memorable as his first. He played in six games (starting four) and finished with a 0-4 record in …read more
Source:: The Denver Post – Sports