Mark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
14 hours ago

ESPN's Jeff Legwold suggests that Trevor Siemian -- who is slated to start Saturday's preseason game against the Rams -- has a leg up at this time on both Sanchez and Paxton Lynch.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear whether Sanchez or Lynch will enter Saturday's game after Siemian, though coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that they all are "going to play an equal amount." In any case, where Sanchez was once the favorite to hold things down at QB for Denver until Lynch (drafted 26th overall in April) was ready to take over, it now looks as though Siemian will need to falter this weekend in order to not claim the team's top job at the position.

Mark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
2 days ago

Sanchez will receive equal playing time to both Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, but Siemian will start at quarterback, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez started the Broncos' preseason opener, but made way for Siemian to start Denver's game against the 49ers over the weekend. In that contest, Sanchez completed 10 of his 17 passes for 120 yards, but lost two fumbles. Although Siemian didn't fare much better and the rookie Lynch got to close the game again, Siemian will be handed another start this weekend. That being said, all three quarterbacks will get equal playing time against Los Angeles, giving them a final opportunity to grab hold of Denver's starting job before coach Gary Kubiak names his man next week.

Mark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
2 days ago

Trevor Siemian will start the Broncos' third preseason game against the Rams, Siemian (shoulder) will get the start in the Broncos' third preseason game against the Rams, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news is a blow to Sanchez, the team's presumed starter entering camp, as the third preseason game is often when starters are featured the most. Head coach Gary Kubiak has said that he plans to announce the team's starter next week - making Saturday the final audition. Sanchez will get his chance to bounce back as all three Denver quarterbacks are expected to split time evenly during the game. Sanchez and Siemian have each led Denver to an early touchdown drive this preseason, but Sanchez has struggled with turnovers, committing three to Siemian's one.

Mark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
3 days ago

Sanchez completed 10 of 17 passes for 120 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers, but he also took three sacks and lost two fumbles.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Trevor Siemian got the starting nod, after Sanchez started Denver's first preseason game. There was no clear winner Saturday night, as Sanchez lost a pair of fumbles and Siemian threw an ugly pick-six. Paxton Lynch wasn't much better, completing 15 of 26 passes for 113 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. This battle could continue through the end of the preseason, and the winner will likely have a short leash.

Mark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
2 weeks ago

Sanchez completed 10 of 13 passes for 99 yards, with a touchdown and an interception, in Thursday's preseason opener against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

As planned, Sanchez played the first quarter, with Trevor Siemian taking over for the second quarter. Sanchez got off to a strong start, completing a 32-yard touchdown to Demaryius Thomas while absorbing a big hit, but the veteran QB then threw a bad interception into traffic on the following drive. Siemian avoided big mistakes and led a pair of field goal drives, but he only completed seven of 12 passes for 88 yards. Neither quarterback gained any separation in the battle, which seemingly works in Sanchez's favor.

Mark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
2 weeks ago

Sanchez will start and play the entire first quarter of Thursday's preseason opener against the Bears, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez and Trevor Siemian are listed as co-starters on the Broncos' first unofficial depth chart of the preseason, but it will be Sanchez getting the nod when the first-team offense takes the field Thursday night, though Siemian might also get some snaps with the starters. Paxton Lynch, meanwhile, is expected to play the entire second half.

Mark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
2 weeks ago

Sanchez is tied atop the depth chart with Trevor Siemian, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The depth chart confirms what has been reported from camp - that Siemian is staying neck and neck with Sanchez. The fact that Sanchez is struggling to beat out a seventh-round pick from last year might be more of a knock against him than an accomplishment from Siemian. Coupled with a progressing Paxton Lynch, who the team reportedly wants to put on the field at some point in 2016, Sanchez is no longer the sure-starter he appeared to be back in April.

Mark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
3 weeks ago

Sanchez has shown off leadership and quality throws early in camp, The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Gary Kubiak has heaped praise onto both Mark Sanchez and his young challenger, rookie Paxton Lynch early in camp. Sanchez has drawn positive reviews for both his chemistry with receivers and his leadership, keeping the offense focused after a long, chippy practice. Lynch's steady progress certainly makes Sanchez's job throughout 2016 less secure, but the job is still his to lose.

Mark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
4 weeks ago

Sanchez opened training camp with the first-team offense, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Denver's QB competition will reportedly be "wide open", the 29-year-old Sanchez should have an early edge over second-year pro Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch. All three signal-callers are expected to get work with the first-team offense during training camp, but that won't necessarily be the case in the preseason.

Mark Sanchez
QB DEN (11)
4 weeks ago

The Broncos' quarterback competition is wide open, The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news comes from the top, general manager John Elway, but the super-competitive hall-of-famer has little reason to say anything else. His job, and the job of head coach Gary Kubiak, is to keep all three competitors motivated. Split reps, which the Broncos are expected to divvy out, probably favor rookie Paxton Lynch because they offer a better shot at catching up than typical second or third-team reps. In the end, the job is still probably Sanchez's to lose given the fact that the defending champions have an opportunity to remain competitive with even average quarterback play. If he fails to provide that safety net, however, there would be little reason for the team no to throw Lynch in to see what he can do.