Last season, Siemian was the starter for a majority of the season but we saw signs of potential from Lynch.
Lynch will get his chance to start in the Broncos' second preseason game August 19 against the 49ers, Joseph said. With this competition, I see Lynch as having the most pressure rather than Siemian for different reasons.
The preseason will be an opportunity for one of Siemian or Lynch to create some distance over the other in the race to be Denver's starter.
This was a similar situation previous year.
A starting quarterback has not been named for Thursday's first preseason game in Chicago. On top of that, Lynch was a highly regarded first-rounder, while Siemian was a nobody seventh-round pick who would have been undrafted if not for the fact that Gary Kubiak took a liking to him coming out of Northwestern in 2015.
Maybe Lynch needed more time to develop into a starter as a rookie, which in some cases it is like that. A year ago, they tried letting Siemian quarterback their team and the results weren't great.
Siemian and Lynch have been battling for the starting quarterback job all summer, a job that will likely be decided this preseason. Lynch appeared in three games-making two starts-and threw for 497 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.