The Denver Broncos have named their starting quarterback and rumors are swirling that Mark Sanchez could be shipped to the Dallas Cowboys for a late draft pick.
NFL.com reported that the Broncos have already sent feelers to the Cowboys that Sanchez would be available if they want a trade. However, the Cowboys are not interested in Sanchez’s $4.5 million salary. If the Broncos do not find a suitable trade partner, they may have to cut ties with Sanchez by the end of the week.
NFL teams have must set their roster from 90 to 75 players and Sanchez became a trading chip for the Broncos, after they named Trevor Siemian as their starting quarterback with rookie Paxton Lynch as his backup.
The Cowboys, however, are looking for a veteran quarterback who could backup Dak Prescott. Prescott will take the starting gig after Tony Romo suffered a back injury and will be out for two months. Wit the unstable quarterback position that the Cowboys have, adding Sanchez could give the needed help.
— NFL (@NFL) August 30, 2016
But since the Cowboys refuse to take in Sanchez’s salary, the trade takes make take a while to materialize. If the Broncos would release Sanchez that would be the time that the Cowboys would make their move to secure their campaign in the coming season.
Sanchez fell out of favor with the Broncos’ leadership after two fumbles against the 49ers in their pre-season match. The two costly fumbles did a lot of the damage for Sanchez as the team did not even consider having him on their roster. After that Sanchez never step back into the field as he sits out their match against the Rams which hinted that he would see the exit door.
Follow me. Sanchez goes 10 plays 75 yards, fumbles at 49ers 13. 49ers fumble. Sanchez gets it back. Fumbles. 49ers take a knee. Halftime
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 21, 2016
But Sanchez will not go home empty-handed as he gets $1 million from his $4.5 million contract. The Broncos are hoping that they could get something in parting ways with Sanchez. They hope that with the news, other teams would call to get Sanchez before the start of the season.
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