PMark Sanchez QB DEN 3 days ago

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

Competitive 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 4 days 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.

Competitive 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 1 week 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.

Competitive 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 2 weeks 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.

Competitive 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 4 weeks 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.

Competitive 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 2 months ago

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

Competitive 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.

PMark Sanchez QB DEN 3 months ago3 Comments

The Broncos have acquired Sanchez from the Eagles in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2017, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With both Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel in the fold, it makes perfect sense for the Eagles to deal Sanchez, with Denver a logical spot for him to land, in the wake of the retirement of Peyton Manning and the free agent departure of Brock Osweiler. With the Broncos, Sanchez presumably slots in ahead of fellow QB Trevor Siemian, but we suspect that the team will continue to explore other options at the position in the coming days, so it's too early to get an accurate read on Denver's plans for Sanchez for this coming season.

PMark Sanchez QB DEN 3 months ago

Sanchez is a candidate to be traded or released by the Eagles, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel having both signed new contracts with the Eagles, Sanchez appears to be the odd man out in the team's QB equation. The 29-year-old started two games for the Eagles in 2015 and given the experience that he brings to the table on that front, it's not hard to imagine a QB-hungry team snapping Sanchez up if/when the Eagles elect to move on from him.

PMark Sanchez QB DEN 6 months ago1 Comment

Sanchez completed 19 of 27 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns during Thursday's crushing loss at Detroit.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sanchez was under constant pressure from the Lions' resurgent pass rush, taking nine hits and getting sacked six times, yet he only committed one turnover, a fumble, on the Eagles' first drive of the second half. Facing a deficit of 31-7 at that point, he continued to truck along and finished with a quarterback rating (116.1) that belied an uninspiring performance from the Chip Kelly-coached squad. Because Sam Bradford (shoulder/concussion) is approaching a return to action, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network, Sanchez will likely serve in a reserve role in the Eagles' next tilt on Dec. 6 in New England.

PMark Sanchez QB DEN 6 months ago

Sanchez will start Thursday's game in Detroit, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Earning his second start in a row for an inactive Sam Bradford (concussion/shoulder), Sanchez will direct the Eagles' offense against a Detroit defense that has given up multiple touchdown passes in six of 10 contests this season. However, in back-to-back appearances, Sanchez has completed 40 of 64 passes for 417 yards and two touchdowns versus four interceptions.