ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos are ready for some renewed competition with a scrimmage scheduled for Saturday at training camp.
“It’s a chance to go out there and do unscripted football which is rare to get during camp. You don’t really get that until you play in a preseason game,” defensive end Derek Wolfe said.
Coach Vance Joseph said the scrimmage will include about 12 plays for the starters, up to 40 plays total. Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch will split reps.
“Some guys can shine here and not be good on game day,” Joseph said. “The games are huge in the evaluation process.”
The first-year coach has not said which quarterback will start on Saturday.
The scrimmage is the first opportunity for younger players who might be fighting for a roster spot to make an impression.
“It definitely matters, especially for those young guys trying to make the team and trying to help us win games,” safety Darian Stewart said. “It definitely matters so those guys have to go out with the mindset like it’s a game and just compete.”
The players did get to catch up with Gary Kubiak on Friday. The former coach is part of the Broncos’ contingent spending the weekend at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where former Broncos running back Terrell Davis is being inducted.
Kubiak is now the senior personnel adviser after stepping down after last season.
“I got to see him,” Wolfe said. “It was great to see him. He looks healthy and happy. It’s going to be nice to have him around.”
The scrimmage begins at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public.