Broncos QB Mark Sanchez aiming for starting job
Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez is aiming for the starting job this fall, and welcomes any and all competition…
Mark Sanchez met the Denver media for the first time as a member of the Broncos on Monday, and has immediately won people over by saying all the right things. He started off by thanking the Eagles organization as well as the Broncos for the opportunities he’s been given, but didn’t shy away from stating his excitement to now be in Denver.
Sanchez brings plenty of important experience to the Broncos, including four road playoff victories that came in the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the New York Jets. Sanchez’s experience in the playoffs, favorable contract, and low cost of acquisition likely prompted John Elway and the front office to bring him in.
What other guys are available for next to nothing with that kind of experience?
For Sanchez, though, this isn’t just an option to come in and be a backup again. He’s ready to compete for a starting job, and right now, it’s hard to argue with him…
John Elway also told Sanchez that there was the probability of bringing in more quarterbacks, through the draft, free agency, trade, or some combination. Sanchez’s response?
“Come on. Let’s go. Let’s compete.”
That’s definitely what you want to hear from a quarterback you just acquired. As much as the political answer of “I’ll do whatever it takes to help the team win” is appropriate in that moment, I like that Sanchez is taking the bull by the horns and at least winning me over. I don’t know about you.
Sanchez’s press conference was a breath of fresh air after a worrisome week. The Broncos are certainly not done making moves but Sanchez’s proclamation that he would not ‘squander’ this opportunity has inspired confidence and brought some renewed excitement to Broncos Country.