The Denver Broncos have a big problem at the quarterback position after losing both Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler this offseason. The problem has stretched out to a point that they had to trade for Mark Sanchez, who has had a string of bad luck the last few years.
Sanchez, however, seems pretty confident that he is going to move forward and put his past behind him. He wants to show that he can be the quarterback of the future for the Broncos and that he could possibly even help them win a Super Bowl.
He spoke with the Denver Post last week and was pretty serious about what he wanted to do in the Mile High City.
“Coming to the Denver Broncos, this is a gift-wrapped opportunity. I believe in fate and destiny,” Sanchez said. “There’s no excuse. I need to take full advantage. There’s nothing more important in my life than this.”
He continued to talk about how he feels he will be the starter and is ready to compete with whoever they may draft this year.
“I don’t care who’s there. They are going to give me a fair shake. And if it’s a fair shot, I will bet on myself,” Sanchez said. “I will compete my butt off and be friendly and professional with whoever’s there. But I want this so bad. Since I was a little kid, I have been dreaming about a chance to win a Super Bowl.”
Right now, Mark Sanchez is the only other quarterback on the roster aside from Trevor Sieman. The two could go back and forth for now, but the Broncos will be drafting a quarterback at some point in the draft next week.
While he hasn’t seen a ton of success recently, it is not hard to believe that Sanchez, given a good offense to support him, could lead the team to success. During his first two years in the league, he led the New York Jets to the AFC Championship Game, falling just short of the Super Bowl each time.
If Gary Kubiak’s defense does what they did last season, you could see them be competitive into the future. Sanchez would certainly ride the wave of momentum to a Lombardi Trophy.
Hell, it worked for Peyton Manning.
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