Vance Joseph is shaking up the quarterback situation.
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph has informed his team that Brock Osweiler will take over the starting quarterback duties over Trevor Siemian, the team announced on Wednesday.
Joseph met with Siemian and Osweiler at the team's training center on Tuesday and informed the quarterbacks of the switch. Siemian finished Monday's 29–19 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with 19 passes of 36 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown, three sacks and three interceptions. Siemian's 10 interceptions on the season are third-most in the NFL, trailing only Cam Newton and Browns rookie DeShone Kizer, who have both thrown 11.
Osweiler, a second-round pick of the Broncos in 2012, backed up Peyton Manning for three seasons. He showed flashes of success when he replaced an injured Manning at the end of the 2015 season and finished with a 5–2 record, and he was reportedly upset that the team pulled him in favor of Manning during the last regular season game of their eventual Super Bowl-winning year.
Osweiler went on to sign a four-year contract worth $72 million wit the Houston Texans as a free agent but was pulled in favor of Brian Hoyer midway through the season then traded to the Cleveland Browns after one year. He was released by Cleveland and then re-signed with the Broncos after Paxton Lynch injured his shoulder.
The Broncos play at the Eagles (7–1) on Sunday.