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Emmanuel Sanders would prefer an earlier quarterback call in Denver

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When the Broncos held a competition for the starting quarterback job last year, they didn’t tab Trevor Siemian as the guy until they were through three preseason games.

The Broncos are holding another competition for the gig this year between Siemian and Paxton Lynch. One player who knows he’ll be part of the starting offense would opt for a faster timeline this time around.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said he wants “it to be done now if it’s up to me” and referenced last season while discussing the benefits of more time for the first team to gel leading into the regular season.

“I wouldn’t say that it affected it, but is there a difference of saying, ‘Oh we got our guy and we can sit up here and work out and we know who’s running with the first team and who’s running with the second team and yeah we can build chemistry a lot easier?’ Yeah,” Sanders said, via the Denver Post. “But at the end of the day, a quarterback competition is a quarterback competition. They’re trying to find the right guy for the team. The quarterback is the most important guy on the field so they’re going to take their time in making their decision, because it’s not only thinking about this season. They’re thinking about the future. They’re thinking about a lot. It’s a lot more than this season that they’re playing for and they understand that.”

Sanders may have to wait a bit longer than he’d like. Broncos coach Vance Joseph said at the end of offseason work that the “true evaluation” of the quarterbacks would come in training camp and that he’ll wait to see “clear separation” between the players before making the call for Week One.

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9 Responses to “Emmanuel Sanders would prefer an earlier quarterback call in Denver”
  1. kissbillsrings says: Jul 12, 2017 7:13 AM

    Don’t they first need a QB for that to happen??

  2. joetoronto says: Jul 12, 2017 7:32 AM

    What a way to go into the season, last place for the Donko’s.

  3. blitzinc43 says: Jul 12, 2017 8:27 AM

    As a close friend of the organization it is believed by my friends in the front office that this will be an ongoing competition between Lynch and Siemian all season long.

  4. rukiddnme29 says: Jul 12, 2017 8:33 AM

    The only reason there’s a QB competition is because Lynch was drafted in the 1st round. That’s all.

  5. nhpats says: Jul 12, 2017 8:34 AM

    Could have simply stated “Emanuel Sanders would prefer a Quarterback in Denver”

  6. Cleanosaur says: Jul 12, 2017 8:48 AM

    Chad Kelly. I saw him throw this body hurling bomb vs georgia last year. Haven’t seen a body move on an arm throw like that since 1994 brett favre detroit lions.

  7. screwmemean says: Jul 12, 2017 9:17 AM

    Haven’t the Raiders been last in last place 14 of the last 15 years?

  8. trubroncfan07 says: Jul 12, 2017 10:17 AM

    It will be Paxton, Trevor can’t complete the passed needed to win, Denver had close to 80 three and outs last year, which pretty much doubled the what next worst team did.

  9. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jul 12, 2017 10:41 AM

    The Broncos mistake was believing they are built similar to those early 2000’s Patriots teams. That their team was good enough to win multiple SBs with minimal QB input. The reality is they are not, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t make the playoffs for a few years to come.

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