Call him, Captain Trevor.
Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak had his players vote for three additional second-half captains. Selected were Trevor Siemian, the team’s starting quarterback, for offense; Dekoda Watson, a veteran linebacker, for special teams; and strong safety T.J. Ward, who is having a Pro Bowl-, if not All Pro-caliber season, for defense.
Siemian’s selection should quell any thought of a potential quarterback controversy with first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch before it even simmers.
“It’s a tremendous honor for me,’’ Siemian said. “It really means a lot to me. First of all being part of this locker room, for guys to think of me in that light means a lot to me. Really excited to be part of this team.’’
Broncos captains selected before the season were Demaryius Thomas (offense), DeMarcus Ware (defense) and Kayvon Webster (special teams).
While his captain selection sends a message not only to the team but Bronco fans that this organization is all in with Siemian the rest of the season, he knows he will have to play better Sunday night against the Oakland Raiders than he did last week against San Diego.
Siemian threw one pick six late in the game and had multiple potential interceptions dropped in the first half of the Broncos’ 27-19 win against the Chargers.
“I told myself as I was walking off the field, I deserved that one (the pick six) the way I threw the ball in the first half,’’ said Siemian, who also made several clutch throws while completing 20 of 38 for 276 yards. “I wasn’t seeing things right. I made a couple mistakes, a couple plays I’d like to do over. Just a little too inconsistent from where I want to be.’’