A penny for Mark Sanchez’s thoughts? The veteran quarterback was favourite to start the season as Denver Broncos’ starter but the team announced that Trevor Siemian will line up under centre week one.
Though Sanchez failed to impress during the pre-season, which shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that has watched at least one of his games in the past few years, Siemian has come out of nowhere to win the quarterback battle and it is fully deserved given what he has put on tape these past three games.
Ignoring the infamous butt-fumble, Sanchez is a capable back-up but doesn’t have the skills to be a quality starter for 16 games for most teams, let alone one coming off the back of a SuperBowl.
The plan would have been for the former Jets QB to start the season before handing over the keys to the offence to Paxton Lynch, who was drafted late in the first round to the surprise of those watching the draft.
However, Lynch is not ready to start and Siemian looks the more comfortable in Gary Kubiak’s offence. He has impressed and is more likely to protect the ball and keep the team chugging along than Sanchez who can’t be trusted to not throw an interception.
Siemian and the Broncos will start the season next week against the Carolina Panthers, a repeat of SuperBowl 50. That is some introduction to the NFL.