ENGLEWOOD - A nation of football fans now know the name Trevor Siemian.
They may not know how to pronounce it (pretend the ‘e’ is not there). They may not know how to spell it (don’t forget the ‘e’ after the first ‘I’ and ‘a’ after the second ‘i.’).
But they know Siemian is the where-did-he-come-from quarterback for the defending champion Super Bowl champions.
“It hasn’t been too much of a difference for me,’’ Siemian said. “We’re pretty busy here and I think we have great focus in the building.”
Ugh. Whenever he’s given a chance to come up with something provocative, Siemian goes with the dull response every time.
Don’t complain. That slow pulse, and desire to keep the focus on nothing but playing football is why Siemian can go from a seventh-round draft pick who had 7 touchdown passes against 11 interceptions in his senior year at Northwestern, to rallying the Broncos from a 10-point, fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Carolina Panthers, 21-20 in the season opener last Thursday.
“That’s the confident kid that he’s put out there, that makes you want to go play for a guy like that,’’ said Broncos running back C.J. Anderson. “He hasn’t changed anything about him so we don’t want him to change anything about us to help him.”
Siemian completed 18 of 26 (69.2 percent) passes to win a game when Cam Newton, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011, was playing quarterback for the other team. This week, Siemian will play in a game in which Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, will be playing for the opposing Indianapolis Colts.
Just think how famous Siemian, who was selected No. 250 overall in the 2015 draft, could be next week if he happens to garner back-to-back wins against the back-to-back No. 1 overall draft picks.
“I think he does a lot of things well,’’ Siemian said of Luck. “Obviously, physically he can do it all. Mentally, from having that pressure of being the first pick and seeing how he’s handled everything, he’s gotten everything done. He runs the show, no doubt, for them. He’s just an impressive guy and is really fun to watch.”
Now that was fairly interesting. Perhaps, what we’re learning about Siemian is he’s better at talking about others than he is himself.
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