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Trevor Siemian named as a captain of the 2017 Denver Broncos

Oh, and Von Miller compared him to a football legend.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos starting quarterback and Northwestern alum Trevor Siemian has been named one of the five captains for the 2017 Broncos by head coach Vance Joseph, the team announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

This is a great honor for Siemian, who is entering just his third season in the NFL. Touchdown Trev, as we like to call him around these parts, was announced as the Broncos’ starter a couple weeks ago, having beaten out former first-round pick Paxton Lynch for the second straight year.

Joining Siemian as captains, as you can see in the tweet above, are Von Miller, Aqib Talib, Demaryius Thomas, and Brandon McManus. The first three have a combined 14 Pro Bowl selections between them, so it’s pretty good company.

Also of note is a comparison Miller, one of the best defensive players in the league, made involving Siemian on Tuesday in an interview on PFT Live.

“We’ve been saying it for a long time, we said it last year,” Miller said. “Him seeing the way it’s done, he just has that Peyton Manning vibe — he kind of looks like Peyton Manning too. It’s great to have that energy from Trevor in the locker room and on the football field. I trust him in everything, our whole organization trusts him. He’s looking 10 times better than he did last year and he did a lot of great stuff for us last year.”


This story just keeps on giving.