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Broncos coach Vance Joseph says "everything is being explored" at quarterback

Broncos coach Vance Joseph says

Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph remains noncommittal on his starting quarterback for Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

"Well I am going to watch the film [Tuesday]", Broncos coach Vance Joseph said after the loss. The defense is still top-notch, and the running game got on track Monday night with 177 yards on the ground, so Siemian's mistakes stood out in a 10-point loss to the Chiefs. Lynch, a first-round draft pick of the Broncos in 2016, lost the competition for the starting job to Siemian in August for the second straight year. Siemian had completed just 5-of-14 passes for 56 yards and two interceptions by halftime, compiling an 8.9 rating.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Paxton Lynch will be the option if the Broncos decide to change quarterbacks.

Osweiler reunited with the Broncos on a one-year deal in September after the Cleveland Browns cut him.

The decline from Siemian starts with the turnovers.

If all three players continue to struggle, it will all but assure that the Broncos will aggressively pursue outside options at quarterback next offseason.

"I just turned it over, couple of bad decisions, tough to win, tough to beat good teams when you turn it over, " Siemian said after Monday's loss to the Chiefs. "It's fair to say, right now, everything is being discussed".

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"Every game looks the same if you give the ball away, " Joseph said.

"There's high tension", Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said. Paxton Lynch is healthy again but he only has three practices under his belt this season.

"Our defense played winning football", Joseph lamented after his team's third consecutive loss.

Asked whether Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has protected Siemian well enough recently, Joseph said: "I think he has, but I've said all along we can coach and play better".

At the root of Siemian's poor play, Joseph said, are a combination of him learning a new system and pressing.

"At the end of the day it's about results", declared Joseph.

"That's his job as the quarterback".