ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —** The Broncos have placed Trevor Siemian on injured reserve after he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the first quarter of Denver's Thursday-night win over the Colts.
At this time, Head Coach Vance Joseph said the team does not expect Siemian will need surgery, "just rest and rehab."
Joseph told media Friday that he had not decided who would be the starting quarterback for the team after Siemian's injury, but they will have a staff meeting Monday to make the decision. He also noted that the team will probably not sign another quarterback to replace Siemian on the roster.
Go inside the visiting locker room in Indianapolis following the Broncos' 25-13 win over the Colts. (Photos: Gabriel Christus)
"We're going to meet Monday morning and figure out what's best for us now and best for us in the future," Joseph said.
Brock Osweiler replaced Siemian under center on Thursday, but Joseph said he expects Paxton Lynch to be a healthy option by Sunday's game against the Redskins.
"We've got two healthy guys there," Joseph said. "We're going to have a staff meeting on Monday morning and kind of see who's best for us. Obviously with Paxton being a young guy, we want to see him play more. So that part will have some bearing there. So we'll see. Brock played really well last night. He made some big-time throws; his leadership showed; he played with great poise. He took care of the football, so that's going to be a long and hard conversation."
After Siemian's injury, Osweiler provided a spark for the offense with a nearly flawless performance, passing for 194 yards and two touchdowns and running for another touchdown.
Joseph emphasized that regardless of which quarterback they choose, the goal for the team will remain the same.
"I think where we are right now with the quarterback, we have to kind of see where we are there," Joseph said. "That's obviously a major decision moving to the offseason, so that's different in my opinion, when it comes to the quarterback. Now, we're not going to forfeit games, so whoever's playing for us, our goal is to win the football game. Whoever plays the quarterback position on Sunday afternoon, we want to win the football game, if it's Paxton or if it's Brock."