Broncos QB competition turns ugly, if only for a day

First-year Broncos head coach Vance Joseph vows not to make a decision on his starting quarterback based on a one-day evaluation.

Good thing after his team’s first padded practice Sunday.

The Broncos defense had three interceptions against Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, and when Joseph was asked about their performance he minced no words.

Did I like what I saw? Not really, Joseph said (via the Denver Post). Both guys had issues today. I didn’t like what I saw today, honest. They both struggled today.

Maybe I’m itching a little more this offseason, Peterson said, via The Times-Picayune. Plus, I don’t know how they do things. If the starters go out there and play no matter what, then I’m buttoning up and I’m going. But when that time comes, we’ll talk a little more about it.

In his first year with New Orleans, Peterson is hoping to get in on the action early. Despite being hindered by another knee injury and forced to miss the majority of last season, the veteran rusher said he is fit and feels great physically as the team prepares for its first exhibition game against the Browns on Aug. 10.

I’m healthy, without a doubt, Peterson said. I’m not exactly where I want to be, but I’m working towards that and working extremely hard. In my mind, it’s just each day working on the little things that are going to make you better.

Peterson, 32, has led the NFL in rushing three times and earned MVP honors in 2012, but his production has declined recently due to his age and a number of knee injuries. He was limited to just 72 rushing yards in three games in his final year with the Vikings last season before being released March 9.

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