It’s finally here.
Former Northwestern Wildcat and current Denver Bronco Trevor Siemian’s battle to be a starting NFL quarterback takes its biggest step forward when he and his team head to Chicago—just south of his college stomping grounds in Evanston—to face the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
Ever since Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler went to Houston in free agency, the talk of Siemian being a starter has developed from mostly a joke among Northwestern fans to a legitimate possibility. Recently, it hit a peak when Denver released its first depth chart of 2016, featuring Siemian and Mark Sanchez as co-starters.
Now of course, the Broncos can’t trot out both starting candidates at once, and for this game, Sanchez will start and play the entire first quarter, with Siemian getting the entire second quarter and rookie Paxton Lynch the second half, the team announced earlier this week.
Here’s how to watch the contest in what is the biggest game of Siemian’s career.
Game time: 7 p.m. CT
TV: FOX in Chicago, KTVD in Denver
(NOTE: Preseason is not included in Direct TV’s NFL Sunday Ticket)
Online: NFL Game Pass ($99.99 for every preseason game OR free seven-day trial)
Radio: WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9FM (in the Chicago area); Sirius 83 (Denver broadcast) or Sirius 135 (Chicago broadcast)
Betting Line: Even