Through four games, Trevor Siemian has shown glimpses of the type of player he can be in this league. He's already turned in a four-touchdown performance, and he's showed off his mobility on several occasions. Again and again, he's proven his ability to shake off big hits and deliver precise passes. Now he must deliver on a consistent basis.
That can partly be aided by situational awareness, which Siemian harped on following Week 4. He's hoping to learn how to better evaluate when to take a sack and when to take a chance with a throw, and he should continue to improve in this department as the season progresses.
Against the Giants, Siemian will have his next opportunity to prove to the league he can
progress toward being a top-end starter in the NFL. And Landon Collins will do his very best to stunt that development.
Collins, a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2016, intercepted five passes last year. He also compiled four sacks, so Siemian must be aware of where the third-year player is at all times.
Though Collins doesn't have an interception yet this year, the Broncos' quarterback must ensure he doesn't leave the ball floating up for Collins at an inopportune moment. Should Collins fight through his injury and play, he'll be a dangerous threat to the Broncos' offensive hopes. And if the Giants' defensive playmaker gets his hands on the ball, it could change the course of the entire game.