Head Coach Gary Kubiak Chooses Mark Sanchez As The Starter For Denver's Opening Preseason Game

Gary Kubiak has chosen Mark Sanchez to start on Thursday night in Chicago in Denver's opening preseason game.

Earlier Tuesday, it seemed that head coach Gary Kubiak had decided not to name a starter for the Denver Broncos first preseason game against former coach John Fox and the Chicago Bears. That has changed, however. 

Mark Sanchez will get the start. He'll received most, if not all, of the snaps with the first team offense. If he can't look good handing it off to C.J. Anderson, and throwing to Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, to say nothing of playing behind the first-string O-line, that might provide the coaches with all the answers they need regarding Sanchez. 

Sanchez and Trevor Siemian will each play a quarter Thursday night, before yielding the majority of the second half to rookie Paxton Lynch.

Sanchez, Siemian and Lynch have been pitted in a back-and-forth battle at the quarterback position at the onset of camp. 

The battle has been close, with Sanchez and Siemian splitting days of camp won down the middle, with Lynch showing flashes of brilliance, while reminding everyone he is still a rookie.

The Broncos take on the Bears Thursday night, 6 PM mountain time at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Khalid Alshami is an Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @KhalidHAlshami. And be sure to like MileHighHuddle on Facebook

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