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Mark Sanchez | Quarterback | #6

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (5) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details

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Recent News's Andrew Mason describes the team's quarterback job as a "wide open" competition.
Mason cautioned to not "assume" Mark Sanchez will be named the Broncos' Week 1 starter, and doesn't anticipate coach Gary Kubiak making any announcements until the preseason is underway. Kubiak plans to "spread the reps around," giving Sanchez, Paxton Lynch, and Trevor Siemian equally long looks. "When he says it's going to be an open competition, he means it," Mason said of Kubiak. "Don't assume anything." With Sanchez (thumb surgery) sitting out OTAs, Lynch and Siemian are seeing expanded practice work. May 29 - 4:29 PM

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Mark Sanchez (thumb surgery) is not expected to participate at Broncos OTAs.

He'll be fine by training camp, but this is an opportunity for first-round pick Paxton Lynch to work with Denver's first-team offense. 2015 seventh-rounder Trevor Siemian will also get reps with the ones. Sanchez is penciled in very lightly as the Broncos' Week 1 starter. If Lynch performs capably in camp and the preseason, however, we'd expect the Broncos to roll with him.
May 23 - 4:56 PM

Mark Sanchez (thumb) hopes to participate in OTAs next week.

Sanchez underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left (non-throwing) thumb over the weekend. He will not be 100 percent recovered when OTAs open on Tuesday, but he could be healthy enough to participate in the light offseason practices. Sanchez should be fully healthy well before training camp.
Source: Denver Post
May 18 - 4:35 PM

Mark Sanchez is recovering from left (non-throwing) thumb surgery, and is expected to miss next week's OTAs sessions.

Sanchez tore a ligament last Thursday "during weight room work." We'd guess Sanchez could be sidelined through next month's minicamp, but he should be ready to roll well before training camp. Sanchez can still get mental reps in his new offense, which is the most important thing this time of year.
Source: NBC Denver
May 16 - 3:07 PM

Mark Sanchez said he views the Broncos' selection of Paxton Lynch in the first round as a vote of confidence.

"That’s been the message I’ve received," Sanchez said. "I’m thrilled about this opportunity." Lynch oozes upside, but he is a raw prospect who would be well served sitting behind a veteran for a year. Sanchez looks like that veteran. At this point, it would be surprising if he is not under center Week 1.
May 3 - 10:52 AM

Emmanuel Sanders said Mark Sanchez has made a "great impression."

"I was impressed by his arm strength. I was impressed with the throws he was making," Sanders said. "I’ve been here around the locker room and he’s been spending extra time in the facility. That’s the type of guy that we need. It’s going to be fun." Sanchez is taking full advantage of his head start over the competition the Broncos will inevitably bring in before training camp. It remains to be seen if his efforts will make any difference when it comes time to pick a starter.
Source: ESPN
Apr 19 - 9:56 AM

Mark Sanchez expects to be given a "fair shot" in the Broncos' quarterback competition.

"They are going to give me a fair shake, that's all I can ask for," Sanchez said. "I will bet on myself and compete my butt off." The Broncos are going to add another quarterback either via trade, an early draft pick, or both. Even so, it is not out of the question Sanchez performs better in camp than the Colin Kaepernick we saw last season or the rookie the Broncos land at the end of the first round. The Broncos have talked up how smooth Sanchez's transition into coach Gary Kubiak's offense should be, and he has already arranged a throwing camp with Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas and other pass catchers.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 7 - 9:20 AM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said he believes Mark Sanchez can "run our offense."

"We wouldn’t have went and got Mark if we didn’t think he can run our offense, but it’s up to him to prove he is the guy or can be the guy," Kubiak said before adding the "verbiage" Sanchez used at USC is similar to what he will see in Denver. The Broncos are saying the right things about their quarterback situation, but they almost certainly envision Sanchez as a backup. Denver will add another quarterback this offseason.
Source: ESPN
Mar 22 - 11:33 AM

ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports the Broncos have told Mark Sanchez he will have the opportunity to compete for the starting job.

Considering 2015 seventh-rounder Trevor Siemian is the only other quarterback on the roster, Sanchez is currently the de facto starter. The Broncos will almost certainly add a starting quarterback before training camp, however, pushing Sanchez to his more comfortable backup role. Sanchez was acquired from the Eagles last week for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2017.
Source: ESPN
Mar 15 - 8:55 AM

Broncos acquired QB Mark Sanchez from the Eagles in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2017.

On absolute fire, Eagles GM Howie Roseman has now found trade partners for Sanchez, DeMarco Murray, Kiko Alonso, and Byron Maxwell. Maxwell, Sanchez, and Murray were clear contract dumps, while Alonso was entirely ineffective in 2015. Sanchez, 29, went 4-6 across ten starts with Philadelphia the past two seasons, compiling an 18:15 TD-to-INT ratio with a 7.6 yards-per-attempt average. The quarterback-needy Broncos will absorb his $4.5 million base salary. Sanchez should be viewed as nothing more than a backup in Denver, or perhaps a short-term stopgap placeholder while a superior long-term option gets ready.
Mar 11 - 1:32 PM

CSN Philly believes the Eagles will move on from Mark Sanchez this offseason.

$4.5 million is a lot for a backup quarterback. Sanchez has had his moments in Philly but the Eagles probably aren't interested in bringing him back at his current salary. With Sam Bradford heading for free agency, it's anyone's guess who the Eagles' starting quarterback will be under Doug Pederson.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 21 - 12:21 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 19-of-27 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns in Philadelphia's 45-14, Week 12 loss to the Lions.

He also lost a fumble. Sanchez was taking lots of Twitter guff, but was the least of the Eagles' problems in a game that wasn't competitive. Sanchez's receivers couldn't separate, while the running game was a joke. Sanchez did make some mistakes, notably another hospital ball to Jordan Matthews, but also did an admirable job of shedding pressure. He wasn't the reason Philly got completely embarrassed on national television. With Sam Bradford (shoulder) on the mend, Sanchez should head back to the bench in Week 13.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 03:49:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Mark Sanchez will start Thanksgiving Day against the Lions.

Sam Bradford has been cleared from his concussion, but he is still dealing with a sprain in his left (non-throwing) shoulder and did not take many reps in practice on a short week. Sanchez was dreadful against the Bucs, and the Lions defense has turned it around the last two weeks. Sanchez is a QB2 at best, but he has some DFS upside in what could be a fast-paced game.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 08:25:00 AM

Mark Sanchez said he does not know whether he will start Thanksgiving Day against the Lions.

"I know as much as you guys," Sanchez said. OC Pat Shurmur said Tuesday the team has yet to decide who will get the nod, and coach Chip Kelly sang the same tune during a conference call with Detroit reporters. Sam Bradford has been medically cleared from his concussion, but his shoulder may not be ready to take the beating of an NFL game. Sanchez would be an uninspiring QB2 even if he gets the start.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 26-of-41 passes for 261 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Eagles' Week 11 loss to the Bucs.

He added 14 yards on two scrambles. On the three-year anniversary of the Butt Fumble, Sanchez looked head for a big day when he hit Josh Huff for a RAC-heavy 39-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter. What ensued was an extremely sloppy, turnover-filled performance by the Eagles' offense, which got dominated in time of possession and filleted on defense by Jameis Winston and Doug Martin. Sanchez is tentatively expected to make another start with Sam Bradford battling brain and shoulder injuries. The Eagles play the Lions on Thanksgiving next.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 04:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Mark Sanchez
2Paxton Lynch
3Trevor Siemian
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
3Devontae Booker
4Juwan Thompson
5Kapri Bibbs
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
FB1Andy Janovich
2Toben Opurum
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Bennie Fowler
3Cody Latimer
4Bralon Addison
5Mose Frazier
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Jordan Norwood
3DeVier Posey
4Jordan Taylor
5Durron Neal
WR31Jordan Norwood
TE1Jeff Heuerman
2Virgil Green
3Garrett Graham
4Henry Krieger-Coble
5Anthony Norris
LT1Russell Okung
2Kyle Roberts
3Lars Hanson
LG1Ty Sambrailo
2Cameron Jefferson
3James Ferentz
4Aaron Neary
C1Matt Paradis
2Sam Brenner
3Dillon Day
RG1Max Garcia
2Connor McGovern
3Robert Myers
RT1Donald Stephenson
2Michael Schofield
3Darrion Weems
4Justin Murray
K1Brandon McManus