Siemian had completed just 5-of-14 passes for 56 yards and two interceptions by halftime - "horrific", his coach called the throws - while compiling an 8.9 quarterback rating.
The last time Brock Osweiler started with the Denver Broncos, they went on to win the Super Bowl.
But Siemian has forced the Broncos' hand.
Osweiler flopped in Houston in 2016 and was traded to the Cleveland Browns earlier this year before being cut. Osweiler also came in for a few snaps in the first half of the Broncos' Week 6 loss to the Giants after Siemian came out with a minor shoulder injury.
Upon his return, Osweiler held an extraordinary news conference filled with honesty, humility and humor. He'll replace Trevor Siemian, who has thrown for 1,669 yards, nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season, in Denver's lineup. When considering Osweiler had one of the league's most risky threats to work in at wide receiver in DeAndre Hopkins, these kind of numbers are inexcusable for a quarterback that originally earned a $72 million deal with the Texans.
Kelly, aka "Mr. Irrelevant" in the 2017 NFL Draft, practiced for the first time this year for the Broncos.
After losing four of their last five games, it's clear the Broncos are desperate at this point if they're willing to make the switch to Osweiler at quarterback with the intention of hopefully providing the necessary spark on offense. The Broncos signed him to be their backup before the season started.
Osweiler spent his first four National Football League seasons with the Broncos as Peyton Manning's backup and had stints with the Texans and Browns before re-signing with Denver in September ahead of the regular season. Lynch started two games as a rookie last season and went 1-1. "It would be unfair to put him out there right now". Now, the Broncos have made their call.
Joseph is scheduled to meet the media Wednesday afternoon and will expand on the decision. And Joseph is not taking the ramifications of that choice lightly. "So time will tell how it's going to play out, but we have a lot of really good positive energy from today, so, it was a great practice." . "I think it's fair to examine that position and all positions".