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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
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Broncos coach Gary Kubiak says Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian are currently "neck and neck" for the team's starting job.
First-rounder Paxton Lynch is third on the depth chart. Kubiak claims Sanchez and Siemian are "looking each other in the eye" for No. 1 status. If true, it's acutely embarrassing for Sanchez. A 2015 seventh-rounder out of Northwestern, Siemian shouldn't be such an obstacle for a veteran first-rounder like Sanchez. Jun 14 - 2:36 PM

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Mark Sanchez worked "exclusively" with the Broncos' first-team offense at Tuesday's minicamp practice.

During OTAs, the Broncos rotated Sanchez with Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian evenly, and "Siemian seemed to be the better of the three." There was a changing of the guard on Tuesday, as Sanchez took command of the first-team offense. Siemian and Lynch split second- and third-team reps. Beat writer Mike Klis says Sanchez became the "clearer favorite" to win the Broncos' quarterback derby on Tuesday. Regardless of the identity of Denver's signal caller, the Broncos will try to "hide" him with an elite defense and run-heavy game plans.
Jun 7 - 8:20 PM

Mark Sanchez (thumb surgery) has resumed practicing fully at OTAs.

The wrap on Sanchez's left (non-throwing) thumb has been swapped out for a splint, and he was a full participant in team drills on Tuesday. "We'll get eight or nine [days] of good work with him under center," coach Gary Kubiak said. Sanchez is the tentative favorite to open the season as the Broncos' starter.
May 31 - 10:15 PM

ESPN's Jeff Legwold said the Broncos like Mark Sanchez "more than you'd think."

Broncos.com's Andrew Mason described the quarterback competition as "wide open," but Legwold said Sanchez will be the starter Week 1 "unless injury gets in the way." With Paxton Lynch as raw as they come, Sanchez should open the season in the starting lineup unless he falls completely on his face this preseason. That said, odds are Lynch will make starts this year.
Source: ESPN
May 31 - 1:11 PM

Broncos.com'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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Mark Sanchez
2Trevor Siemian
3Paxton Lynch
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
3Devontae Booker
4Kapri Bibbs
5Cyrus Gray
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
FB1Andy Janovich
2Toben Opurum
3Juwan Thompson
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
LG1Max Garcia
2Cameron Jefferson
3James Ferentz
4Aaron Neary
C1Matt Paradis
2Sam Brenner
3Dillon Day
RG1Ty Sambrailo
2Connor McGovern
3Robert Myers
RT1Donald Stephenson
2Michael Schofield
3Darrion Weems
4Justin Murray
K1Brandon McManus