Sylvester Williams: 'Kubiak Let Us Know He's Going With Mark Sanchez'

Defensive tackle Sylvester Williams gave us the inside scoop on which QB has the inside track to start for the Broncos.

Not long after Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler defected to Houston, Denver Broncos GM John Elway orchestrated a trade with Philadelphia for the oft-maligned veteran Mark Sanchez.

The move was heralded with very little fanfare. 

Only a few short weeks after the trade, the Broncos selected Memphis gunslinger Paxton Lynch in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Broncos still had Trevor Siemian—a 2015 seventh round pick—on the roster, giving them a three-headed competition at quarterback. When OTAs began, the three signal-callers received equal share of reps with the first team offense. By the end of OTAs, Mark Sanchez had emerged with the lion's share of the first team reps. 

The Broncos have yet to announce an official depth chart, but defensive tackle Sylvester Williamsin an interview with Sirius XM Radio—recently gave us an idea of which QB head coach Gary Kubiak has earmarked to begin training camp at the top. 

“Right now, they’re giving all three of those guys equal reps, so I don’t think either one of them has created any advantage at this point, because they haven’t consistently been with the ones yet,” Williams told Tom Pelissero and Bill Polian on Late Hits. “But I think, going into the camp, I think Coach Kub kind of let us know he’s going to go with Mark and give Mark the opportunity to see what he can do and then go on from there."

If Kubiak said as much to the team behind closed doors, it comes as no surprise, as Siemian is entering just his second season and Lynch is still has a long way to go on his development curve for the Broncos to feel confident starting him. 

However, crazier things have happened. When camp opens, the level of competition will go up a notch. Sanchez will have to fight off a wickedly talented rookie and a young player who's already shown a big leap in his development. 

But, as I've been saying since the Draft, as much as I like Trevor Siemian's prospects, Mark Sanchez is the guy Denver wants to start this year. It is an open competition, though, so anything can happen. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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