Without any capable alternatives, the Denver Broncos will continue to start Brock Osweiler at quarterback for at least another week.
The news follows another Broncos loss with the signal caller under center. Denver fell to the New England Patriots on Sunday, 41-16, as Osweiler’s struggles conducting the offense continued. Still, he will be the man running things this coming week when the Broncos host the Cincinnati Bengals.
Osweiler could have been worse Sunday against the Pats, though that’s not exactly a high bar to set. He completed 9-of-15 passes for 128 yards, but he was unable to find the end zone. On the bright side, he didn’t throw any interceptions.
Five of those passes were caught by wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders en route to 114 receiving yards. Outside of him, Osweiler and the Broncos offense had little luck on Sunday. Running back C.J. Anderson had eight carries for 48 yards while wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was blanketed by Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
While the Broncos were plagued by special teams gaffes in the loss, the offense didn’t exactly help the cause. It was Osweiler’s second start and third game of the season. He’ll get at least one more shot, as Denver head coach Vance Joseph seems unwilling to return to Trevor Siemian. The starter to begin the season, Siemian had 10 interceptions in seven games. He totaled nine touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 76.8.
The Broncos also have Paxton Lynch, a first-round pick in 2016. He hasn’t gotten a chance due to injury while only appearing in three lackluster games for Denver a season ago.