On Saturday night, August 27, I had the pleasure of watching the Denver Broncos take on the Los Angeles Rams from the south stands of what continues to be known as Sports Authority Field at Mile High — although probably not for much longer. And to my surprise, fans don't seem panicked at the prospect of a quarterback from Northwestern starting for the team.
I know. Having attended Northwestern, I'm as shocked as anyone. Maybe more so.
Although Trevor Siemian looked competent at best during Denver's 17-9 victory over the Rams, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak will almost certainly name him the starter this week — perhaps as early as today. Time will tell if this move will be a good thing or a disaster. But that's the bizarre situation in which the defending Super Bowl champs find themselves.
Twitter Nation is still coming to grips with the Siemian situation. In fact, plenty of tweeters have yet to figure out how to spell his name, with quite a few of them opting for ape-friendly "Simian."
No more monkey business. Here are our picks for the twenty most memorable tweets about the Broncos quarterback situation, including the likelihood that veteran Mark Sanchez will either be cut or forced to take a smaller salary.
I remember when Trevor Siemian was the odd man out to win the @Broncos starting job, now he looks like he'll be the starter— anthony (@anthonylanda_) August 28, 2016
@RoryRoth Trevor by very little lol. These Qbs are gonna drive me crazy this year— Broncos_21 (@Broncos_21) August 28, 2016
@Broncos so looking to Trevor failing. Makes no sense. Either start vet who obviously played better or get Lynch's bumps over with— Shazam K. O'Brien (@NYJET_Prime) August 29, 2016
I will laugh my ass off if the Broncos decide to cut Sanchez— Cassius Clay8??5?? (@KingTerveen85) August 29, 2016
Continue to see our ten favorite tweets about new Broncos starting quarterback Trevor Siemian.
It looks like Trevor Siemien will be the starting QB despite Mark Sanchez's struggles. Mark lost his starting job last week.— EJ Nuño (@BroncosFanEJ) August 29, 2016
I'm not sure who is the better replacement of a retired Broncos future HOF QB:— Classless Skip (@MenaceSocietyUT) August 29, 2016
Bubby Brister or Mark Sanchez. pic.twitter.com/yESxQBF1Zm
I CANT BE THE BRONCOS ON MADDEN CAUSE SANCHEZ SUCKS SO BAD I WAS PLAYING AS THE TEXANS TO BE OSWEILER LMAO— caitlin (@IouisacIarke) August 29, 2016
@Broncos When vanilla defenses go rocky road will Trevor throw passes like a Siemian or throw ish like a Simian? We shall see. We always do.— Eric M. Scharf (@emscharf) August 28, 2016
@mmacy43 Simian and the Broncos starters really lit up 2nd and 3rd stringers. If they hadn't that'd be a problem.— Mark Haas (@markhaastv) August 28, 2016
I hope Sieman vs Lynch doesn't turn out to be like Osweiler vs Manning last season. Broncos Twitter was a mess lol.— Trevor Lynch (@Broncos_Elite) August 28, 2016
I'd be shocked if Broncos wasted all this time on Mark Sanchez and Trevor just to start Paxton Lynch Week one with no experience w/ 1st team— Blaze (@Chaoticblaze27) August 28, 2016
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That's it, I've seen enough. Time to try McManus at QB— Trevor Lynch (@Broncos_Elite) August 28, 2016