Vance Joseph, who was introduced as the head coach of the Denver Broncos on Thursday, says the club will have an "open" battle at quarterback heading into the 2017 season.

"It's gonna be an open competition," Joseph said of the race between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch.

"I've watched Trevor -- obviously he's got more experience," Joseph said, calling the 2016 starter "smart, fast with the ball" and reliable under center.

Lynch also drew praise for his size and athletic ability, with Joseph calling his inherited signal-callers "both young, both capable."