Broncos name their starting quarterback

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - (AP) - Trevor Siemian is Peyton Manning's successor.

Coach Gary Kubiak told the team Monday that Siemian will be the starting quarterback when the Denver Broncos face Carolina in the season opener Sept. 8.

Kubiak informed Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch of his decision before telling their teammates.

Siemian has just one NFL snap on his resume, a kneel-down when he was the No. 3 QB last year behind Manning and Brock Osweiler.

Manning retired and Osweiler left for Houston after the Super Bowl.

General manager John Elway acquired Sanchez from the Eagles and drafted Lynch. The Broncos will save $3.5 million and a conditional seventh-round draft pick if they cut Sanchez, as expected.

KKCO will air the opening game against Carolina on September 8th.