Trevor Siemian to remain starting quarterback for Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Trevor Siemian will remain the starting quarterback as the Broncos prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs next week, coach Vance Joseph said Monday.

“Absolutely. He’s our quarterback,” Joseph said. “He can’t play well if he’s not being protected.”

“He can play better, absolutely,” Joseph said. “But it’s not a Trevor problem, it’s a unit problem.”

The news comes a day after Siemian and the Broncos failed to score any points against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

It was the Broncos first shutout loss in 25 years.

Siemian and the Broncos have lost three of their past four games and have only managed to score 10 points in the past two games. The Broncos have not scored more than 20 since Week 2.

The offensive line did not provide any favors for the quarterback. Siemian was sacked five times in the Chargers game and the Broncos could not run the ball.

“It doesn’t matter who the quarterback is if he’s not being protected,” Joseph said. “Our run game is not effective so we have to do a better job as a unit.

“We have to coach and play better.”

After losing to two teams with losing records, the Broncos go on to face first-place teams in the Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles on the road before returning home to face the New England Patriots.