A jaw dropping performance by Trevor Siemian to take the Denver Broncos to an undefeated start -- a feat only five teams are still in the running on -- has prompted confidence in the Broncos front office.
So much so that John Elway, the team's president, responded to a fan who criticized his decision to move ahead and draft Siemian, a seventh-round draft pick -- more than a year after the fact.
Elway responded to a critic who said he trusts the legendary former quarterback, but cited other needs on the Broncos roster, saying, "This seems like a huge reach."
Former Broncos player Byron Chamberlain mused at the situation, sharing a screenshot of Elway's now-deleted Tweet.
— byron chamberlain (@bc_chamberlain) September 26, 2016
The user who questioned Elway in the first place apologized afterwards, making light of the situation.
— T. D. F. (@nfkrauss) September 26, 2016
Needless to say, the Broncos are assuredly happy with Siemian's selection more than 500 days later.
Where are the rest of Siemian's peers?
Shane Ray, who was the Broncos' first-round selection in 2015, is starting with the Broncos and is making an impact in rushing the passer.
Ty Sambrailo, who was drafted 59th overall in the second round, is also beginning to hit his stride with the team as starter.
Jeff Heuerman, who was drafted 92nd overall, caught his first NFL reception from Siemian in week three against Cincinnati.
Max Garcia, who was drafted 133rd overall, remains on the team as a starter.
Lorenzo Doss, who was drafted 164th overall, remains on the team, however he is backing up members of the No Fly Zone.
Darius Kilgo, who was drafted 203rd overall, remains on the team, although his impact has been minimal thus far.
Trevor Siemian was drafted 250th overall, and is the starting quarterback.
Taurean Nixon, who was drafted 251st overall, has bounced between the practice squad and regular roster but remains with the team.
Josh Furman, who was drafted 252nd overall, is no longer with the Broncos.