The Denver Broncos lost 29-19 to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football, and the only reason the game was even that close is because Denver still has a terrific defense. The offense, however, is a bit of a mess.

And as is usually the case with bad offenses, it starts at the quarterback position.

After having a very promising start to the season, Trevor Siemian has thrown three touchdowns and eight interceptions over the last five games. Three of those interceptions came on Monday night (Siemian was 19-of-36, 1 TD, 3 INT, 43.5 QB rating), and two of the picks were particularly awful.

The first interception came in the first quarter and even drew a “Wow” out of ESPN’s Jon Gruden quickly after Siemian let the ball go. That’s how clear it was that the pass a completely terrible decision, and it was as easy of an interception as you’ll ever see for an NFL cornerback. Kansas City’s Marcus Peters looked like he was the intended receiver here:

Siemian’s final interception of the night may have even been worse, as hard as that is to believe. It even left Broncos first-year head coach Vance Joseph shaking his head.

And many evaluators and fans are shaking their heads that Joseph even left Siemian in to throw that interception.

As NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano said, it’s beyond time to see what Paxton Lynch can do, and he isn’t going to develop sitting on the bench. It would be hard to look much worse than Siemian has lately, and we know he’s not the long term answer in Denver anyway. Maybe Lynch could be, and if he also stinks, at least you find that out.


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