When the Denver Broncos learned that Peyton Manning was retiring, they evaluated who would be best to lead the team next as they try to go for another Super Bowl run next season. Head coach Gary Kubiak is likely to pass the baton to veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez.
The 29-year-old Sanchez was signed by the Broncos from a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for a conditional draft pick. For Kubiak, there were Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch to work with next season. But word is swelling that Sanchez is likely to take the starting job as training camp starts in week’s time.
“But I think, going into the camp, I think Coach Kub kind of let us know he’s going to go with Mark and give Mark the opportunity to see what he can do and then go on from there,” Broncos defensive tackle Sylvester Williams told Sirius XM NFL Radio‘s Tom Pelissero and Bill Polian.
There is a good chance the Panthers will play a Broncos team with Mark Sanchez as the starting QB. I repeat Mark Sanchez.
— Carolina (@_PanthersDaily_) July 22, 2016
For Sanchez he does not care what happens when the Broncos training camp starts, he is confident that he would get the job as he has been working all his life to get his fair share of the game. He added that he will work hard with his coaches and teammates to attain their goal and that is to make another Super Bowl run.
When Manning retired from the sport, it gave a signal that the starting quarterback position with the Broncos is up for grabs. And though Siemian and Sanchez could get the starting job, Broncos general manager John Elway did not discount the thought of having Lynch to get it as well as his youthfulness would play a great factor as well.
Sylvester Williams: Kubiak "kind of let us know" he's going with Mark Sanchez https://t.co/doYsvFxQXV
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 21, 2016
It's time to stop doubting Mark Sanchez because of his past https://t.co/BCozw0hyQ1
— Broncos Wire (@TheBroncosWire) July 21, 2016
But Williams adds that by looking at how Kubiak works, it is most likely that he will go for a quarterback that has experience and it is most likely that he will go with Sanchez to start the season with the Broncos.
“Personally, I’ve got a lot of faith in Mark and Trevor, as well as Paxton. But I feel like Mark can go out there and get the job done if he needed to,” Williams added.
— Coach Sean Curtis (@SeannyCurtis) July 19, 2016
The Broncos will have to double their efforts if they would want to get back for a Super Bowl appearance and the new season will be an acid test if Sanchez has got what it takes to lead the team that Manning carried to win Super Bowl 50.
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