News has already come down the wire that Trevor Siemian has been named the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos' September 8 opener vs. the Carolina Panthers. What about veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez, who spent most of the offseason as the presumed starter?
According to a report emerging from Pro Football Talk that the Broncos are actively trying to trade away Sanchez, just months after trading a conditional seventh-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in order to acquire him.
Talking another team into giving up a pick or a player could be a fairly tall order considering the reports that the Broncos were gearing up to release Sanchez, potentially clearing $3.5 million in cap space and saving the seventh-round pick in the process. Most teams would be content taking their chances trying to sign the veteran rather than parting with an asset, however small.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1681565-5-reasons-you-should-go-p...If ever there was a potential landing spot for Sanchez, it would be the Dallas Cowboys. Tony Romo is expected to miss about half of the season after breaking a bone in his back against the Seattle Seahawks, and their current starter for Week 1 is rookie and preseason juggernaut Dak Prescott. One of their other backups, Kellen Moore, broke his ankle early in training camp. Prescott may be playing at an extremely high level and could be perfectly capable of guiding the Cowboys through troubled waters this season, but an insurance plan is always necessary regardless of the starter's talent.
If the Broncos can't find a willing partner, Sanchez may just become another camp casualty.
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Will Keys is an Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.