NFL team Denver Broncos are still in cloud nine after winning the Super Bowl 50 and are saddened with the retiring of star quarterback Peyton Manning, but the team is moving forward as they exercise patience in the free agency and how the 2016 NFL Draft will unfold.
After the exodus of potential starting quarterback Mark Osweiler to Houston Texans, the Broncos went on a panic mode but was able to calm the storm after acquiring Mark Sanchez in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Denver Post reported that as Sanchez is blending with coach Gary Kubiak’s system wherein their “defense is their offense”, they are not keen in giving up their second and third round pick in the coming NFL Draft.
Aside from a prospective pick during the draft, the Broncos are also looking and weight possibilities of landing one experienced quarterbacks from their free agent prospects or trades namely Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco) and Brian Hoyer (Houston). They are also looking at young talents in Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott and Memphis’ Paxton Lynch.
With the Broncos’ taking time to look at how the free agency and draft will unfold, the busy themselves with working hard on their offense and letting Sanchez get a feel of how it is to work with a Super Bowl champ team. Though a starting post for him hangs in a balance, Sanchez stated that he is determined to show the Broncos that he also has a shot at the position that belonged to retired quarterback Peyton Manning.
“That’s my goal to start this coming fall, be ready to play and help this team win. This is an incredible opportunity,” Sanchez said.
The team’s reconstruction started when Manning announced his retirement that was followed with Osweiler opting for free agency and eventually ending up with Houston. Aside from having Sanchez on board, the team also has fortified its line up by acquiring Russell Okung and Donald Stephenson. They also have Max Garcia, Virgil Green and Jeff Heuerman giving the much needed offense.
With its current roster, the Broncos have the luxury of the “waiting game” and with the flexibility of their salary cap, they will be able to sign another dependable quarterback and ultimately a prize catch in the draft.
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