With the Broncos quarterback battle brewing, second-year player (and the longest-tenured Broncos QB) Trevor Siemian is fully healthy and ready to apply the knowledge he acquired working under Peyton Manning.

Siemian has come into OTAs fully healthy for one of the few times in his college and pro career.

Siemian tore his ACL at the end of his senior year and at last year’s OTAs he was battling the same knee injury.

Les Shapiro of Afternoon Drive on Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7 caught up with Siemian on Tuesday at the Broncos’ practice facility to talk about his renewed health.

“It’s good to be healthy,” said Siemian. “It’s one less thing you have to deal with and where you can really target your focus, so I’m lucky in that tense.”

With his new-found health, Siemian is finally able to take control of his own fate and become the player that he knows he can be.

This offseason Siemian wants to work on being able to take control of the huddle and become a leader, which is something he learned from the legend Manning.

“I picked up something everyday from him,” said Siemian. “What he did at the line of scrimmage obviously changed the game.”

Watching Manning run the Broncos offense, and the time he spent with him in the meeting room, gives Siemian an early advantage over both Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch in a wide open quarterback competition.

Listen to the full of the conversation with Siemian in the podcast below…

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