Published: Sun, December 24, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Osweiler the Broncos' starting QB vs. Washington

Osweiler the Broncos' starting QB vs. Washington

According to reports out of Denver, Brock Osweiler will be the Bronco's starting quarterback today in Washington. Washington's Kirk Cousins is rumored to be a target for Denver in National Football League free agency while it seems as though Lynch, Osweiler, and Trevor Siemian are not long-term options for the Broncos.

Lynch had missed the previous three weeks of game and practice because of the injury and he limped noticeably during practice throughout the week.

Siemian suffered a shoulder injury in Indianapolis, which will sideline him for the rest of the season. Lynch could be seen favoring the ankle in practice at times, especially when he worked under center during the open periods of practice.

Osweiler's job will be complicated by the fact that Legwold also reported that injured wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders (sprained ankle) and Cody Latimer (strained thigh) did not make the trip with the team to Washington and instead remained in Denver for treatment.


Latimer was limited the first two days of practice last week and sat out Friday's jog-through session. Sanders and Latimer rank second and fourth, respectively, in receiving yards, meaning that the bulk of the work falls to Demaryius Thomas, whose 73 receptions on the year are more than the Broncos next two receivers combined.

Despite turning in one of his career-best showings, Osweiler wasn't guaranteed the start against the Redskins because Joseph and general manager John Elway want to give Lynch every chance to play before the season ends.

The matchup against the Redskins could be an ironic one for the Broncos considering their quarterback situation. There were plays I don't know he could have made on Wednesday, with his balance, his footwork.

"It's tougher to throw with a lower-body injury than it is an upper-body injury for quarterbacks", offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said.

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