Denver Broncos depth chart two-deep predictions
Predicting the Denver Broncos’ two-deep depth chart heading into training camp 2016. Who will start at quarterback? Who replaces Malik Jackson?
In preparation for Denver Broncos training camp, we’re going to take a look at a potential two-deep depth chart projection that the team could enter with. The roster is significantly different than the one that took the field in February against the Carolina Panthers, and as camp approaches, more tinkering will be done.
This isn’t a 53-man roster projection, but an initial look at what the first and second-string could look like for the Broncos when they open camp next week.
1st String: Mark Sanchez
2nd String: Trevor Siemian
We’ve read the reports all offseason and we’ve heard it straight from Gary Kubiak’s mouth that the quarterback race is currently between Mark Sanchez (the veteran) and Trevor Siemian (the guy who’s been in Denver the longest).
Paxton Lynch will get every chance to win this job, but the Broncos are fine putting one of the two others on the field as well. I don’t think Kubiak and quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp will shy away from using a rookie at the QB position with such a strong roster around him, but they hope to give him at least a little time to acclimate to the playbook and get some command of the huddle.
In the meantime, the race is down to Sanchez and Siemian, and Kubiak is more likely than not to have Sanchez open camp with the 1’s. Whether or not he splits those reps with Siemian remains to be seen, but this is how they will open camp, from what we know.