We are 10 days away from the start of Denver Broncos 2016 training camp. Can you feel the excitement in the air?
Honestly, I love this time of year! Training camp is right around the corner and the whole season stretches out in front of us. We can get away from all this contract nonsense and start watching some football.
But what exactly will we be watching? Or rather, who will we be watching?
The future of the Denver Broncos is undoubtedly rookie QB Paxton Lynch, plucked out of Memphis in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft.
Broncos fans have high hopes for Lynch, but early indications are that he’ll take some time to develop. Meanwhile, the veterans on the roster are Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian.
Will the Broncos keep all three? Who starts opening day?
It appears either Sanchez or Siemian are the early favorites , but training camp and the pre-season could change all of that.
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Siemian was signed last year out of Northwestern, where he racked up 27 touchdowns and 24 interceptions in four seasons. He knows the playbook, but his only experience “playing” in the NFL is a single kneel-down.
Meanwhile, Sanchez showed some promise in his early days with the Jets, but has struggled to stay healthy over the past few years.
You’d assume he has the inside track on the starting job because of his years of experience as an NFL starter, right?
There’s been a lot of recent talk about Siemian winning the job, confirmed today by ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter in an appearance on SiriusXM.
“The Trevor Siemian talk and chatter is real,” said Schefter. “He has a legitimate chance to win the job… the competition is real.”
Makes you wonder what the team is seeing from Sanchez to give them second thoughts. Could it really be that bad?
“The Trevor Siemian talk and chatter is real,” said Schefter.
In Philadelphia last season, Sanchez started 2 games — both losses — and threw for 616 yards, 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. The Eagles dumped him in the spring, taking a conditional seventh-round pick in trade.
Not something you do if you think the guy has real potential for growth. Then again, maybe the Eagles are just idiots.
Sanchez also lost his spot on the bare flesh of Rex Ryan’s arm.
That’s gotta sting.