The Denver Broncos will return their starting quarterback for tonight’s primetime matchup with the San Diego Chargers.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, quarterback Trevor Siemian—who missed Week 5 with a shoulder injury—will start under center for the Broncos on Thursday night.
No big surprise, but Broncos’ QB Trevor Siemian will start tonight vs Chargers after missing Sunday’s game vs Falcons with shoulder injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2016
Siemian, 24, suffered a sprained AC joint in his non-throwing shoulder during Denver’s Week 4 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After a week off and the Broncos’ first loss of the 2016 season, Siemian is expected to make his return against the 1-4 Chargers.
Rookie replacement Paxton Lynch completed 23-of-35 passes for 223 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a 23-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. He took six sacks and had a 81.0 passer rating.
Siemian was a limited participant in practice this week. He’s listed as questionable, but barring a setback between now and the start of tonight’s game, Siemian will be back under center.
Through four games, Siemian has completed 68-of-101 passes for 824 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. He ranks ninth in the NFL in completion percentage and 10th in passer rating (99.6).