SIEMIAN THE STARTER: Trevor Siemian is the Broncos starting quarterback. The Broncos announced that second-year quarterback Siemian would be the starting quarterback for the defending Super Bowl champs.
WHAT ABOUT SANCHEZ? The Broncos looking to trade Mark Sanchez. If they don’t find a taker, he could be cut. Will they deal him to the Cowboys? They called the Cowboys to see if they’d be interested, given the need for a veteran backup, but Dallas reportedly doesn’t want his current contract, which pays him $4.5 million this year. Understandable.
Earlier in August, the Hall of Marvin Jones Jr Jersey Fame Game was canceled altogether due to unsafe field conditions.
Tropical Depression Nine is in the Gulf of Mexico and, as of Tuesday morning, centered about 300 miles west of Key West, Fla. According to the Weather Channel, the National Hurricane Center expects the system to become a tropical storm later in the week and projects it to take a northeast path toward Florida on Thursday.
Aerial drones have measured the winds of the depression below tropical storm levels for now, so the sooner the preseason game can happen, the more likely the teams are to avoid the seemingly impending inclement weather.
“We came to a fair deal,” Bosa said at his Matt Prater Jersey introductory press conference. “There’s no animosity between any of us.”
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the deal is for four years and $25.8 million dollars. It includes a $17 million signing bonus, and the entire contract is fully guaranteed.
The Chargers and Bosa compromised on the sticking points that delayed this agreement. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chargers included offset language in Bosa’s contract, which will let them off the hook financially should they choose to decline his fifth-year option. Bosa, in return, receives the largest signing bonus in the Chargers’ history.
Ever since the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement established a rookie wage scale, holdouts among first-round picks have largely become obsolete. But Bosa was an outlier due to squabbling over his offset language and signing bonus. Bosa’s camp sent a proposal to the team on July 28, but did not hear back from the Chargers for weeks.