After some impressive performances in the preseason, Trevor Siemian appears to have beaten out incumbent third-stringer Zac Dysert for a spot with the Denver Broncos. The news was first reported by Mike Klis of 9News:
QB Zac Dysert waived. Wow. #9News #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 31, 2015
The Broncos drafted Siemian in the 7th round of the 2015 NFL Draft, a year after drafting Dysert in the 7th round in 2014. Dysert began the preseason third on the depth chart, and saw action before Siemian in the Broncos' first preseason game. But since, Siemian has leapfrogged him.
Siemian has impressed this preseason, starting with a 5-for-6, 90-yard outing against the Seattle Seahawks' reserves. Dysert, meanwhile, went 2-for-5 for 14 yards that night.
He also led the Broncos on a game-winning drive in Week 2 against the Texans, capping it off with a touchdown pass:
Vine courtesy of Mile High Report.
With questions regarding Peyton Manning's health always abound, it appears that Siemian has, at the very least, locked up a practice squad spot in Denver. Brock Osweiler is entrenched as the second-stringer for the Broncos.