Denver Broncos Release First Official Depth Chart of 2016

The Broncos released their first official depth chart of the season. See which players have clawed their way to the top.

Just prior to Monday morning's practice session, the Denver Broncos released the first official depth chart of the 2016 season.

Everyone's eyes will immediately dart to the quarterback position, but the initial results may cause some dissatisfaction; Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian (in that order) are co-starters. Rookie passer Paxton Lynch sits alone as the third quarterback.

A few other logjams have been sprinkled across the depth chart. On the offensive line, Ty Sambrailo and Michael Schofield are both currently tied for the starting right guard position. At running back, Ronnie Hillman and Devontae Booker are co-backups for the starter, C.J. Anderson. Meanwhile, Jeff Heuerman and Virgil Green are in a dead heat for the starting tight end spot.

On the other side of the ball, Shiloh Keo and rookie Will Parks are neck-and-neck behind T.J. Ward at strong safety while Darius Kilgo and undrafted rookie Kyle Peko are deadlocked for the backup spot behind Sylvester Williams at nose tackle. 

Several of the other positional battles have gone as many expected; Britton Colquitt remains the starting punter for the time being, Todd Davis has assumed the inside linebacker spot opposite Brandon Marshall, Jordan Norwood is the punt and kickoff returner, and Bennie Fowler and Cody Latimer are right behind the starters at wide receiver.

The co-starter phenomenon will only last for so long. Gary Kubiak has already indicated that he will name the starting quarterback for the first preseason game at the Chicago Bears tomorrow. The Broncos may open with two tight ends, making Green and Heuerman technically co-starters, but as for the other positions, someone will have to take the field before the other.

All will be decided in the days to come.

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Will Keys is an Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.

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