Vance Joseph: Broncos QB Trevor Siemian needs more pocket awareness

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian has had an up-and-down start to the 2017 season.

After opening his second season as Denver’s starter with two strong games against the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys, Siemian has turned in mediocre performances in the team’s last two games against the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders.

For the season, Siemian has completed 79-of-126 passes (62.7%) for 888 yards, 7 touchdowns, 4 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 89.0. More importantly, though, he has the Broncos off to a 3-1 start as they head into their bye week.

On the flip side, Siemian has made a handful of horrible decisions, and he has missed on a couple of potentially big plays. What’s more alarming, however, is the fact that he’s already taken 13 sacks in 2017.

While Denver’s offensive line hasn’t been outstanding by any means, Siemian is solely responsible for several of the sacks that he has taken.

On Monday afternoon, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph touched on Siemian’s pocket awareness and where he would like to see the former Northwestern quarterback continue to grow.

“We had four sacks yesterday. I think two were protection and two were probably Trevor,” Joseph said. “He can throw the ball away. He can have better feel in the pockets. He understands that, though. He wants to get better, and he will. He’s a young player also. So, as we play more games, he will get a better feel for the pocket, and when the play has expired, he’ll throw the football away.”

Looking forward, the Broncos are a team that is clearly going to rely on their defense and running game to lead them down the stretch. If Siemian can continue to develop and avoid making critical mistakes, Denver will be extremely difficult to beat when the postseason comes around.

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