Trevor Siemian‘s position as the Denver Broncos‘ starter appears to be less than secure, with the team claiming Paxton Lynch will compete for the job this offseason coming amid persistent reports of interest in Tony Romo.

Asked if he’s bothered by Denver’s apparent willingness to move on from him during an appearance on 104.3 The Fan, Siemian said it’s the type of adversity he’s battled throughout his career.

“It doesn’t (bother me). That’s the deal I’m in,” Siemian said, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “I was a seventh-round pick. I’m not as dumb as I look, I’m going to have to fight and scratch and claw my way my whole career. I’m fine with that. Truthfully, I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

The Broncos stumbled down the stretch this season, losing four of their last six games and failing to make the postseason.

While Siemian was far from the only problem for Denver, his consistently mediocre play limited the offense and put even greater pressure on the defense.

He finished the season with 18 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 3,401 passing yards, and a completion percentage of 59.6 percent – numbers that indicate the Broncos are right in their desire to look for an upgrade at the game’s most important position.

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