PMark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
3 weeks ago

Sanchez (thumb) has only a slight edge in the Broncos' quarterback battle, Troy Renck of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Back and forth the rumor mill goes. Sanchez's grip on the starting job seems to change daily - fueled by a few quotes from head coach Gary Kubiak and reporters' observations from segments of practices. The truth is that clarity into the Broncos' quarterback situation won't come until depth charts are released. Nobody ever mistook Sanchez for anything more than a veteran stopgap, but given that he's the only quarterback on the roster with a NFL passing attempt, it'd be a pretty big upset if he doesn't open the season as the starter.

PMark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
1 month ago

Sanchez (thumb) is engaged in a neck-and-neck battle for Denver's top job with Trevor Siemian, The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just a week ago, the team's official website reported that Sanchez was cementing his place as the starter. So what gives? Chalk it up to the offseason news cycle that magnifies every ebb and flow in a position battle. While Siemian does have the most experience in Denver's offense, Sanchez has a background in it and is far more playing time under his belt. Both Siemian and first-round pick Paxton Lynch are dark horses to steal the job with strong camps - Sanchez is hardly the kind of quarterback who a team can hang its hat on - but it would still be an upset at this point if the veteran didn't start the season opener against Carolina.

PMark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
2 months ago5 Comments

Sanchez (thumb) has solidified his place atop Denver's depth chart, 9NEWS reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though there have been reports touting both holdover Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch, the news solidifies what many assumed on draft night - that Sanchez would likely be Denver's Week 1 starter. Sanchez might be new to town, but he reportedly ran a similiar offense at USC, offers the lone veteran presence at the position and has been active in trying to bond with his new teammates. There might be a point during training camp that Lynch or Siemian catches up, but for now - the safe bet is on Sanchez to start the season.

PMark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
2 months ago

Sanchez's experience figures to give him an edge in the Broncos' starting quarterback competition, The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez, who had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his non-throwing hand's thumb earlier this month, participated in seven-on-seven and positional drills along with rookie Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian during OTAs this week. Although those two were also able to go through team drills, something Sanchez was unable to do, Sanchez's previous experience as an NFL starter bodes well for him going into training camp. That's when the Broncos' quarterback competition is expected to heat up, and despite not having started a Week 1 game since 2012, Sanchez's veteran status gives him the early leg up on Lynch and Siemian.

PMark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
2 months ago

Sanchez (thumb) participated in seven-on-seven and positional drills on Tuesday, the team's official site reports

EDGE Analysis

So much for Sanchez missing time following surgery on his non-throwing hand. Sanchez reportedly split time evenly between rookie Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian before stepping aside during team drills. By practicing, Sanchez gained some valuable time with his receivers and prevented his young competitors from getting too much of a leg up. Too big of a deal was likely made over the importance of Sanchez being ready for OTAs, but showing his new teammates and coaches that he is ready to push himself while injured can only help Sanchez as he strives for Denver's starting job.

PMark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
2 months ago

Sanchez (thumb), who is expected to miss the early part of OTAs with an injury to his non-throwing hand, will need plenty of work to build chemistry with his new receivers, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez threw with several of Denver's receivers earlier in the offseason and head coach Gary Kubiak has stated that the offense's verbiage is similar to what Sanchez played with at USC. The fact that he has a leg up on rookie Paxton Lynch in both familiarity with the offense and the receivers doesn't make missing the beginning of OTAs a non-issue, but it's more of a gain in experience for Lynch than loss for Sanchez. Lynch is the more physically talented player and will start once he closes the gap between the two on the mental aspects of the game. That will require big strides throughout the summer. If Lynch unseats Sanchez atop the depth chart sooner than later, it probably won't be because Sanchez missed a few practices in May.

PMark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
2 months ago

Sanchez said he hopes to participate in all OTAs after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez had surgery on his thumb to speed up his recovery, and with it being his non-throwing hand he should be able to return even sooner. While it was originally considered unlikely that he would be able to participate for the first few days of OTAs, his comments indicate it may be more feasible than previously thought. The Broncos' OTAs begin next week Tuesday.

PMark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
2 months ago

Sanchez underwent minor surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb Saturday and will likely miss the beginning of the Broncos' OTAs.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez injured his non-throwing hand while working in the Broncos' weight room last week during the team's strength and conditioning program. Although his surgery was minor, Sanchez is still likely to be sidelined when Denver begins OTAs next week. His expected short-term absence leaves rookie first-rounder Paxton Lynch and second-year player Trevor Siemian as the only healthy quarterbacks on the Broncos' roster. Even though Lynch should benefit from seeing extra practice reps, Denver will also be eager to have the veteran Sanchez back available to continue his on-field adjustment to a new offense.

PMark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
3 months ago

The Broncos will pass on adding another veteran quarterback, leaving Sanchez to start and rookie Paxton Lynch to develop, Despite taking Lynch with the 26th overall pick, the plan is to start Mark Sanchez in 2016, 9NEWS reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Sanchize has just one year left on his contract, and the Broncos drafting a first-round quarterback might impact Sanchez less than the addition of a player like Brian Hoyer. Head coach Gary Kubiak was very complimentary of rookie Paxton Lynch's skillset and ability to adjust to Denver's offense quickly, but expect Sanchez to hold onto the starting job so long as he plays within himself and leans heavily on the team's running game and defense. Remember, Sanchez and the departed Brock Osweiler have posted identical 86.6 passer ratings since the beginning of 2014.

PMark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
4 months ago

Sanchez is committed to competing for Denver's starting job, The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given the fact that 2015 seventh-round pick Trevor Siemian is the only other quarterback on the roster, Sanchez's comments are not unfounded. It'd be shocking if the team didn't add at least one other quarterback via trade, free agency or the draft before May 1, however. Sanchez has hardly impressed since game-managing the Jets to consecutive conference championship games in his first two seasons. He's now better known for his stumbles, and butt fumbles, than success throwing the football. Though it's surprising that the defending champions are heading into the offseason with a player of Sanchez's mediocre pedigree leading the way, it'd be inaccurate to say that he's a definite downgrade from Brock Osweiler. Since the beginning of 2014, Sanchez and Osweiler have each thrown over 280 passes and have posted identical 86.6 quarterback ratings.