His touchdown pass was like an echo through the space-time continuum. There is young Trevor Siemian in a deep drop near midfield, sidestepping a zone blitz, lofting up a long ball down the left side for a 51-yard score to a streaking receiver.
Siemian’s coming-of-age pass in the fourth quarter Sunday at Cincinnati to Demaryius Thomas looked remarkably similar to one he threw as a junior at Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla., in fall 2008.
Since John Elway joined the Broncos’ front office in 2011, the team has been among the more forward-thinking NFL franchises, embracing iPad playbooks, revamping the team’s nutritional program and cafeteria, hiring a director of advanced analytics to assist Gary Kubiak with in-game trends, even turning to wearable technology to monitor players’ exertion in practice to reduce the chance of overuse injuries.
During the offseason, Kubiak said the use of virtual reality for training was considered, but the team opted to hold off on implementing the technology in practices.
“We had them come out here.