On Friday, the Broncos stunned the world when word got out that they had acquired Mark Sanchez from the Philadelphia Eagles for a conditional seventh round pick in 2017. While John Elway may say that this is the first step in the process, you can rest assure this is not the step he was hoping to take.
It had been long presumed that the Broncos would lock-up Brock Osweiler long term after Peyton Manning retired on Monday. Instead, Osewiler, perhaps feeling his oats after starting seven games this year, and maybe even feeling a little jilted by the Broncos after being benched before the postseason, signed a $72 million deal with the Houston Texans.
|Von Miller will see a lot more of Mark Sanchez on his back.|
While the Texans are once again making a reach by signing a back-up quarterback with minor success in the NFL, it is the Broncos who are in no man's land.
Rumors have been swirling that the team will go after Colin Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III. RGIII is a free agent, and has already spent his Saturday with the Jets, and didn't sign a deal. As for Kaepernick the Niners want a third rounder for their starting quarterback.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is also available, but word came out Sunday that the Broncos view Fitzpatrick as too expensive. More on that in another post.
Hell, even Johnny Manziel and all of his issues would be a better option than Mark Sanchez. I am sure Tim Tebow now wants a comeback in Denver too, while we are at it.
At the end of the day, Denver is stuck with another former Jets quarterback in the Butt-fumble king himself. The fact that Sanchez has a chance, right now anyway, to be the starting quarterback of the defending Super Bowl Champions is so hilarious it needs its own sitcom. Usually, the Super Bowl champ gets to host Week 1 on Thursday night on national TV. Perhaps the NFL should do us a favor and not put the Broncos in that slot, especially if we have to see Sanchez buttfumble around against the Patriots in Week 1. I am sure New England or Carolina or whomever plays that Week 1 game will be licking their chops.
Sanchez is a total bust. Even Broncos fans took to Twitter bashing the move. NFL fans have seen enough of Sanchez who was a total flame out with the Jets, and ruined the Eagles playoff chances two straight years in a row when he was forced into action.
If the Broncos want to be a serious player for a repeat title, they need to better than bring in a bum like Sanchez into the mix. Good luck Denver, you'll need it.