Sanchez gathers Broncos in California

AP

As the Broncos pursue a quarterback who currently plays in California, a quarterback from California is gathering the team’s receivers there.

Mike Klis of 9News.com reports that Mark Sanchez will hold a passing camp on Tuesday and Wednesday in Orange County. Attending will be receivers, tight ends, running backs, and quarterback Trever Siemian.

“It shows he wants to come in and get to know us before OTAs start,” Broncos receiver Bennie Fowler told Klis. “I think it’s really good. It’s going to help us get off to a good start. . . .

“He’s taken the Jets to two AFC Championship Games, he’s been in the league for a long time. He’s a good player.  This will be a good situation.”

Siemian, who could end up competing with Sanchez for the starting job if the Kaepernick deal doesn’t happen, praised the guy who wants to keep the former seventh-round pick from Northwestern on the bench.

“It’ll be nice to get some work in,” Siemian told Klis. “Mark set this whole thing up.  He’s a good dude from everything I’ve been hearing.”

Siemian knows that, when it’s time to go to training camp, he’ll be competing with more than Sanchez.

“From a distance I figured we’ll probably add somebody,” Siemian said. “And we’ll probably draft somebody. I’ll be ready to have four guys when we go to training camp.’’

The Broncos may be digging in on their position as to Colin Kaepernick because they believe in Sanchez. He has started six career playoff games, and he’s never had a collection of weapons or an overall defense as good as the one he’ll have in Denver.

Consider this: When Sanchez started eight games in 2014 for the Eagles, he completed 64.1 percent of his passes, averaged 7.8 yards per throw, threw 14 touchdown passes against 11 interceptions, and generated a passer rating of 88.4. In seven starts last season with the Broncos, Brock Osweiler completed 61.8 percent of his throws, averaged 7.2 yards per attempt, had 10 touchdown passes and six interceptions, and racked up a passer rating of 86.4.

And in eight starts last season, Kaepernick completed 59.0 percent of his passes, with an average of 6.6 per attempt, six touchdown passes, five interceptions, and a 78.5 rating.

So maybe Sanchez is the answer. Maybe Sanchez will win the job even if Kaepernick joins the team. Maybe, with Sanchez having the best offensive coaching staff and best team around him that he’s ever had, the Broncos can reset the top two spots on the depth chart at quarterback and contend again in 2016.

67 responses to “Sanchez gathers Broncos in California

  1. Buttfumble Camp? Denver OL would have to learn how to dive at their OWN teammates’ knees.

  2. I think what nobody understands is that the Broncos led the league in interceptions with 23 and they were 31st when it came to QB Rating with 76.3… yet, still won the SB with arguably the worst QB last year in Peyton Manning.

    Whoever the Broncos QB will be, they should be told to play safe and not make stupid decisions… they have that #1 defense in their pocket. So don’t be a hero…

    This situation kind of reminds me when Denver brought in Jake Plummer when he was a TO machine with the Cardinals. In 2005, He threw 18 TD’s and 7 INT’s and they went to the AFC Championship game, they went 13-3 that year as well.

  3. “So maybe Sanchez is the answer. ”
    ———————————————————-

    The Butt Fumbler is now the second coming?

    You realize April Fool’s Days is over, right?

  4. Which equates to more pressure on Kaep to make a decision.
    Fight with Gabbert to keep his current deal or, take less from Denver and fight The San-chise.
    Hmmm?

    Decisions. Decisions.
    He just might have to WORK for his money.
    What a concept….

    Let’s see how desperate he is to weasel out of SF.

  5. You know, although Sanchez is “remembered” for the buttfumble, it really was a clownshow for the whole Jet offense that year.

    But factually, he WAS fairly consistant protecting those great defensive Jets teams of the early years, and he DOES deserve credit for contributing to those tesams that went to 2 AFC championships. More importantly, he really didnt play bad in those championships. He wasnt bad under pressure; he made some plays (he didnt go Hoyer/Fitzpatrick.)

    Sanchez isnt near Brady Rodgers Newton… but previous NFL QBs who have played at his level–and knew how to play under pressure–have won championships with teams like the Bronkos are currently constructed

  6. He actually has PLAYOFF WINS VS BRADY & MANNING. The guy will at least showup and compete – under pressure – in playoff runs. Sanchez might not be exactly whats desired, but he maybe experienceced enough to provide exactly whats needed.

  7. Let’s set the record straight.

    He has NOT taken the Jets to two playoff champions, the defense did and the offense veteran players helped him. Did he play good in some of those games? Yes, but other than that he is an awful player who still cannot read a defense and his INTs vs TDs ratio is awful

  8. I won’t be surprised one bit if Sanchez has a career year there with the receivers they have and a top D who will constantly get him the ball back. Yes he had a great D in New York but no offense what’s so ever and where did that get him? AFC championship game twice.

  9. Sanchez will never be Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers but he may not have to be. Weapons like CJ Anderson, Thomas and Sanders will make his life easier if they don’t obtain Kap. I could see Denver trading up for Paxton Lynch.

  10. I guess he wants to get the receivers up to speed on his overthrows, underthrows, and butt fumbles. Also, he will have tackling drills for them, because, well you all know why.

  11. History proven you had 25 year old Revis as Jets best defense lead you to AFC Playoffs, but you have falter in late games…

    Maybe you were just a kid and weren’t ready for superbowl.

    Maybe this is your last chance to get starting job and help them repeat the road.

    Good luck Sanchez.

    Jets Fan…

  12. The Broncos are dreaming if they think Butt Fumble is taking them anywhere…

  13. as a Jets fan, I always liked Sanchez… he had it tough coming into NY, starting as a rookie and having the hopes and expectations that come along with this sort of market, but from all accounts he’s a good guy and puts the work in. I hope he does well out there.

  14. “OK guys, drill # 1: try not to run into your own lineman’s rectum.”

  15. I’ve been saying this. If you don’t ask the guy to be the one to carry the team he’s an asset. Broncos are going to make some noise with Sanchez at the helm…

  16. For what it is worth, he did this every year with the Jets, he nicknamed it Jets West.

    Didn’t seem to help then, but it can’t hurt.

  17. What does Osweiler have to do with the story? Leave the man alone. He made a decision for him and his family while handling himself with class. Haven’t heard a negative word from him but a lot of people keep taking little shots at him. He didn’t murder anyone. Give it a break and move on. Apparently he has.

  18. Comparing Sanchez to osweiller is not smart. Sanchez is just not that good no matter how they spin it. Osweiller has a lot of upside and shows more of everything a qb is supposed to be. Broncos should be afraid, very, very afraid of going with Sanchez.

  19. “The Broncos may be digging in on their position as to Colin Kaepernick because they believe in Sanchez. He has started six career playoff games, and he’s never had a collection of weapons or an overall defense as good as the one he’ll have in Denver.”

    Patently wrong.

    The Broncos D right now isnt the one that won the Superbowl. They lost one of their top pass rushers.

    There were some very good Jets D’s that Butt-Fumble had, with a great pass rush and better secondaries then the Broncos.

  20. “So maybe Sanchez is the answer. Maybe Sanchez will win the job even if Kaepernick joins the team. Maybe, with Sanchez having the best offensive coaching staff and best team around him that he’s ever had, the Broncos can reset the top two spots on the depth chart at quarterback and contend again in 2016.”

    Maybe, maybe not. We will see. I’m certain the guys who play in Foxboro, Massachusetts will have something to say about that.

  21. Shortly after gathering in Cali, Sanchez was seen eating Hot Dogs in White Pants and then he Butt-Fumbled before he threw one pass to his new teammates. End of Story and Kap came in and led the former SB Champs to a mediocre season of 9-7 at least that is what my Crystal Ball says.

  22. I’d LOVE to see Sanchez as the starting QB for Denver.
    It would shut up the Bronco fans real fast!
    After a few multiple pick/fumble games, they would see the real Sanchez.

  23. nouhoh64 says:
    Apr 4, 2016 8:26 AM
    What does Osweiler have to do with the story? Leave the man alone. He made a decision for him and his family while handling himself with class. Haven’t heard a negative word from him but a lot of people keep taking little shots at him. He didn’t murder anyone. Give it a break and move on. Apparently he has.
    _______________________
    Osweiler has everything to do with the story. He was the heir apparent to Manning and his departure has many questioning Denver’s ability to defend their title. It’s perfectly natural to compare the quarterback they lost to the one they have now and the one they may be getting later.

  24. Since this nonsense has begun I have been saying this and the numbers kind of spell it out. There is no evidence anywhere that Kap and Oz are better than Sanchez.

    Sanchez and Kaep are polar opposites I fail to see how this would work out if one of them goes down.

    I think Elway screwed this up from the moment he decided to pursue Kap over Fitzpatrick.

  25. iseek11 says:Apr 4, 2016 10:01 AM

    nouhoh64 says:
    Apr 4, 2016 8:26 AM
    What does Osweiler have to do with the story? Leave the man alone. He made a decision for him and his family while handling himself with class. Haven’t heard a negative word from him but a lot of people keep taking little shots at him. He didn’t murder anyone. Give it a break and move on. Apparently he has.
    _______________________
    Osweiler has everything to do with the story. He was the heir apparent to Manning and his departure has many questioning Denver’s ability to defend their title. It’s perfectly natural to compare the quarterback they lost to the one they have now and the one they may be getting later.

    ————————————
    Wrong. The overwhelming response has been that Denver doesn’t ‘need’ a qb to defend their title. All we’ve heard is the Broncos ‘ defense will save the day and win them another title regardless of whose at qb. Osweiler should be irrelevant to Denver anymore especially since he’s been a Houston Texan for a month now.

  26. excusemewhileiwhipthisoutagain says:
    Apr 4, 2016 8:52 AM
    ….
    The Broncos D right now isnt the one that won the Superbowl. They lost one of their top pass rushers.

    There were some very good Jets D’s that Butt-Fumble had, with a great pass rush and better secondaries then the Broncos.
    ___________________
    Every team changes every year. But I don’t understand this talk about losing Jackson and Trevathan and a couple back ups as being devastating. They weren’t even Pro Bowlers, let alone lynch pins of our defense. Most people never heard of Malik or Trevathan before this year and just now struggled to pronounce their names in this sentence. They are very good players. We love and will miss them, but they benefitted from having Ware, Wolfe, and Miller on the line and Ward, Stewart, Harris and Talib behind them, all coming back.

    The rrason for confidence is because this team already overcame so much in winning it this year. Subpar play and injuries tobthe starting qb with ghe back up starting his first games. Losing both starting safeties and their back ups for multiple games and literally picking up a player on Tuesday and starting Sunday. Multiple offensive lineman out for season. Running backs and receivers missing games. We had all this and we grinded out the no. 1 seed and won the title.

    We will get injured players back. Our offensive line will be better. So now we have to overcome the loss of a couple of good players next year like we did this year. I like our chances, if we stay relatively healthy, as is always the case.

  27. Shouldn’t he have gathered some opposing CB’s & Safeties as well? They will need to get prepared too!

  28. All that was said is that Denver doesn’t need an “Elite” QB to win. They proved it true.

    Now, does that mean the stars will align again? Injuries need to be limited, balls need to have the same kind of bounce during fumbles. But, there is little doubt that overall, the QB play will be improved, as well as the run game.

  29. Those Jets defenses with Sanchez weren’t as good as this Denver defense (even without Jackson).
    Remember still that Wolfe was suspended the first 4 games last year and the defense was still very dominant. The Broncos will be fine without Malik and the Sanchize will just need to be a game manager, nothing more.

  30. whoareyoutoquestionme says: Apr 4, 2016 10:31 AM

    Broncos, Broncos, Broncos. Thank you PFT for your wall-to-wall, 24/7 coverage of America’s Team!!

    It’s pretty hilarious when homer fans think that the PFT world revolves around their team even though there’s only been a few posts.

    Browns fans, Donkey fans, Vikings fans, Carolina fans, Jets, Bills, Steelers, etc all ignorantly think PFT posts wall-to-wall, 24/7 coverage about their team.

    Patriots fans are the exception. They think PFT doesn’t post enough and there is some grand conspiracy against them, so they infect every PFT thread whining about Brady or Goodell.

  31. It’s funny to envision all TWELVE of the posters who made “butt fumble” jokes snickering away at their keyboards, patting themselves on the back for being the only one to think of that super original joke.

    *eyes rolling*

  32. I see the donkey fans trying to actually justify starting butt fumble at QB. From the fanbase that drooled over Tebow. This is going to be hilarious. The faiders thank you for taking their rightful spot as dumbest fanbase ever.

  33. nouhoh64 says:
    Apr 4, 2016 10:42 AM
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    Osweiler has everything to do with the story. He was the heir apparent to Manning and his departure has many questioning Denver’s ability to defend their title. It’s perfectly natural to compare the quarterback they lost to the one they have now and the one they may be getting later.

    ————————————
    Wrong. The overwhelming response has been that Denver doesn’t ‘need’ a qb to defend their title. All we’ve heard is the Broncos ‘ defense will save the day and win them another title regardless of whose at qb. Osweiler should be irrelevant to Denver anymore especially since he’s been a Houston Texan for a month now.
    _______________

    You have it backwards. The overwhelming opinion is that Denver will not be able to recover from losing it’s top two QBs and defend it’s title. The response has been that they won with defense in spite of subpar QB play this year and need at least a game manager going forward to make another run.

    You act like the Broncos wrote this article and need to get over losing Oz. you’re going to have to get used to this brother. The media is going to be comparing Osweiler’s performance in Houston to whoever Denver’s QB is and the debate about whether Oz was worth the money and if Denver should have let him go will continue in articles all season long. You’re spitting into the wind.

  34. I hope someone tells Sanchez that he will not be the starting QB in Denver come opening day, he might get some snaps because of injury but no way is he tops on the depth chart…..Elway knows you can win a SB with defense and he also knows you can’t win back to back SB with no offense….he needs a competent player behind center….

  35. Sanchez doesn’t have a high ceiling, but you have to give him credit for doing everything he can to reach it, unlike several other QB’s in the league. Also got to give him credit for inviting Siemian. That’s showing some leadership and class. He will start out in OTA’s already having earned some respect.

  36. Even without Kaepernick, the Broncos have two legit starters, Sanchez and Siemian. Plus the draft is coming up. Don’t expect John Elway to be caught napping. It just isn’t going to happen. Osweiler was more experienced than Siemian, but Siemian has a very bright future. The Broncos will be a great team as long as Elway is running the show.

  37. I wish Jets still had Mark Sanchez. Great arm, no off field issues, good teammate

    Give him some offensive weapons and a good OL, he is a playoff experienced winner

    Hope he does well ( except against my Jets )

  38. Sanchez sucks, he sucked his last few years in NY and he was equally as bad when called to duty in Philly. On the bright side the marginal production from the QB position for the Broncos means there really wont be any drop off per say, assuming he is the signal caller.

  39. I always said if you put him on a good team with a good offensive coach, he’s good to go.

    He’s probably the best of the mid tier QBs, but has been on some circus act teams the last few years.

  40. First of all I love Peyton. A fan of his. Honestly are you telling me Sanchez can’t out play Brock/Peyton’s performance of this past season
    With that D and the weapons around him?! I don’t know but I think some people are gonna be surprised next season. I’m not a huge fan of his but he is not that bad. One embarrassing mistake aside. Time will tell

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