“Nothing more important” to Sanchez than winning Denver starting job

AP

As the Broncos continue to look for a new starting quarterback, one man thinks they’ve already found him.

That man is Mark Sanchez. Added as what seemed to be a break-glass-in-event-of-emergency move after Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler bolted only two days apart, Sanchez hasn’t gotten the memo that he’s destined to be the backup to whoever the Broncos find to start.

“Coming to the Denver Broncos, this is a gift-wrapped opportunity,” Sanchez told Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post. “I believe in fate and destiny. There’s no excuse. I need to take full advantage. There’s nothing more important in my life than this.”

Sanchez already has proven how important it is, studying film at team headquarters, working out on with his receivers, getting to know his teammates. It sounds like he’ll keep doing that, regardless of who is added in the coming days and weeks.

“I don’t care who’s there,” Sanchez said. “They are going to give me a fair shake. And if it’s a fair shot, I will bet on myself. I will compete my butt off and be friendly and professional with whoever’s there. But I want this so bad. Since I was a little kid, I have been dreaming about a chance to win a Super Bowl.”

Sanchez has twice gotten close to the Super Bowl, with 2009 and 2010 Jets teams not as good as the Denver team he has joined. Before he can finish the job, he needs to win the starting job.

Regardless of whether anyone else believes he can, Sanchez does. While plenty of guys destined to remain backups have that same degree of confidence, Sanchez currently is the best option the Broncos have. In the next few weeks, much more will be known about whether they manage to upgrade.

64 responses to ““Nothing more important” to Sanchez than winning Denver starting job

  1. Sounds like a determined man. He has never proven to be a good player but he is right about this being his last chance at salvaging his career.

  2. “I will compete my butt off…”

    Mark Sanchez needs to be a little more self aware. If there is one guy in the league who should never use the word butt it’s him.

  3. cant be any worse than manning and osweiller were last year and I think the Lombardi is getting high in denver

  4. He’s looking for that Russell Wilson role, tag along with the team while the defense wins the game’s. If Wilson can do it then sanchise can.

  5. Decent guy and good QB. He just without fail makes some horrible mistake almost every game.

  6. He is not a good fit for Kubiak’s system. You need a QB who is mobile and has a strong arm to throw on the run. That’s not Mark Sanchez.

  7. I don’t get why alot people like being Bully on posts, and most funny thing is, those Bully online are actually nerds in reality.

    Back to the point, Mark Sanchez always been my favorite players, despite of his some mistakes, but ALL his mistakes aren’t entirely his faults. Of course, most dumb bully choose to overlook this.

    Mark Sanchez has a baller chance to play great, and he rarely get a chance to.

    Sanchez 1st ride to playoff, because he had great receivers, same with 2nd year playoff, but after that, he didn’t have great receivers anymore, they were released; Braylon Edward, Cothery and more.

    Now with the Bronco, I have no doubt that he will do much better performance with Bronco than he played with Jets and Philly, because their rosters will help Sanchez play better.

    Good luck Sanchez, hope ya Rocket the Bronco back to playoff =)

    ~Jets Fan.

  8. I for one can remember thinking that Sanchez had potential his 1st few seasons. He has also shown spurts of potential the past few. I wouldnt count him out. If the defense performs like last season….then i feel he will be sufficient enough

  9. The defending champs have Sanchez #1 on the depth chart at this point.
    Let that soak in Bronco fan. He is, right now, the best you have got. How absolutely depressing.

  10. simplegodfather says:

    I don’t get why alot people like being Bully on posts, and most funny thing is, those Bully online are actually nerds in reality.
    ===================================

    It’s the millennials. The sad part is someday they will be running the country.

  11. simplegodfather says:
    Apr 17, 2016 5:52 PM
    I don’t get why alot people like being Bully on posts, and most funny thing is, those Bully online are actually nerds in reality.

    LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    … Peace sells…. Who’s buying?

  12. “Mark Sanchez, meet Khalil Mack. Khalil Mack, meet your next 5-sack game.”
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    Khalil Mack, meet watching the playoffs on TV. Oh, never mind, you’re already well acquainted.

  13. abninf says:
    Apr 17, 2016 6:04 PM
    It’s the millennials. The sad part is someday they will be running the country.
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    You forgot to ad “Now get off my lawn.”

    @abninf, it would be easier to take that comment with just a grain of salt if it weren’t coming from a guy that posts negativity all the time.

  14. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 17, 2016 5:45 PM
    He is not a good fit for Kubiak’s system. You need a QB who is mobile and has a strong arm to throw on the run. That’s not Mark Sanchez.

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    Last season, Manning might as well used a walker on the field and Brock ran like a crippled giraffe, but how did things turn out? Looks like Sanchez might actually be an upgrade. The Jets system of those AFCCGs is not too far from what Elway and Co have in place, but actually made in to a SB ring.

  15. As a Jets fan who also watched him in Phlly, I wish him success.
    He never mouthed off despite being ripped in the media.

    Unfortunately he’s not a starting quality QB. He’s inaccurate and makes some bad decisions, resulting in picks. I don’t see Denver going far with him.

  16. r502 says:
    Apr 17, 2016 5:59 PM
    The defending champs have Sanchez #1 on the depth chart at this point.
    Let that soak in Bronco fan. He is, right now, the best you have got. How absolutely depressing.
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    Can’t be any worse than qb’s we had last season!

  17. You never know man. Nobody gave a crap about Fitzpatrick last year after a decade of varying degrees of suck and then he lit it up with the Jets. Perhaps Sanchez just hasn’t gotten the right opportunity yet. I always support athletes who are professional, have integrity, and have respect for the amazing opportunities they have been given. Josh McCown is in that category too. Hope he does well.

  18. Great attitude.

    Sounds humble.

    This guy wants to prove himself so bad it hurts him……..Worrisome that he is putting too much pressure on himself. That is not what this system calls for.

  19. As a Raider fan hoping that Denver has fallen on hard times, but something inside of me can’t help but think that Mark Sanchez might be the second coming of another journeyman QB who fell into the perfect situation, namely Rich Gannon. ..

  20. Denver can win with Sanchez. He was a better option than Osweiler. Kubiak may need to adjust a little but Sanchez is capable enough to score more points than their defense allows. He is not nearly as bad an option as the comments sections makes it seem

  21. hahalolrofl says:
    Apr 17, 2016 6:46 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 17, 2016 5:45 PM
    He is not a good fit for Kubiak’s system. You need a QB who is mobile and has a strong arm to throw on the run. That’s not Mark Sanchez.

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    Last season, Manning might as well used a walker on the field and Brock ran like a crippled giraffe, but how did things turn out? Looks like Sanchez might actually be an upgrade. The Jets system of those AFCCGs is not too far from what Elway and Co have in place, but actually made in to a SB ring.

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    Elway and Co screwed up for letting Osweiler walk in free agency. He looked like a natural fit for Kubiak’s offense and went 5-3 playing in it. Manning was not running Kubiak’s offense but rather a hybrid of his own and Kubiak’s. Kubiak is not going to afford Sanchez the same privilege. Sanchez will need to run Kubiak’s offense and he will look worse than Matt Schaub.

  22. He aint got it. The jets, as a team, dragged him kicking and screaming into the AFC Championship games and he choked twice. You don’t have to believe me, go look at his numbers for those years. Play very close attention to his touchdown to turnovers. I believe, he’s thrown more interceptions on screen passes the anyone, ever, in the NFL.

  23. Ok, he’s turned over the ball a few times. Jets fans look at the one unmentionable play and times that figure by 10. If he can cut down on turnovers and with the short passing game, he will be fine. He’s a great human being with incredible character, which so many of us tend to forget. But we hate those types, ESPECIALLY in Denver……T

  24. He’s lying. Finding an orange and blue head band to hold his hair back is more important.

  25. Denver fans will like Sanchez..one of the few QBs playing., suited for the West Coast offense.

    Top HS recruit – College.. super star in west coast offence. Came out 1 year too early still high 1st rd

    Went to QB graveyard Jets — to play in Namath’s shade as did Esiason, Farve, M Vick, Testaverde..

    Still has winning record ..regular & playoffs

    Throws on the run & bootlegs very well in the high risk passing game of the WC Offense.

    Plays for GM famous for lining up behind his guard for the snap and tossing interceptions while on the run.

    Add to it that he is just a likable guy that was raised by a football coach dad to be a QB.

    10 years younger than Peyton he is still in his prime. He is no John Elway but John recognized his playing style.

    A complete upgrade over a selfish Brock O. If a trade is made for Kap…. Doubt if Kap wins

  26. Any of us could play QB with that D.. I’ve always liked Sanchez and WINNING organizations tend to promote winning players. *Raiders need not apply*

  27. Broncos were honestly the 4-5th best team last year. Defense was great and caught teams with big injuries. They don’t beat the Steelers with AB on the field.

  28. As a Patriots fan I’m actually kind of pulling for Sanchez

    If he’d started out in the NFL with a coach who WASN’T an idiot, he actually might have had a very good career

    Poor guy – frankly I just don’t think Rex Ryan is good for the game

  29. cambam15 says:
    Apr 17, 2016 10:53 PM
    Broncos were honestly the 4-5th best team last year. Defense was great and caught teams with big injuries. They don’t beat the Steelers with AB on the field.
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    Hmm. Don’t know if you noticed but Ddnver had injuries of it’s own last year. Starting QB was injured most of season and missed 7 games. Both starting safeties and both their backups out at several points. Multiple offensive lineman lost for season. Receivers, linebackers and running backs missed games.

    So our injured team beat their injured teams. Our injured team grinded out top seed. Our injured team did what it took to win a championship. The other injured teams didn’t. Seems plain and simple to me.

  30. I love all the bitter fans from the Pats and Steelers on here. Guess what, the Broncos get their rings in a few weeks and really, not one person knows how good this kid is going to be for this world CHAMPS. Shoot, he could grasp the system and lift the team to back to back championships. You never know. All the negative people, you cry the and make fun of a good guy, deserve their team being constantly in the basement. AKA LOSERS

  31. Sorry but the league doesn’t have a vested interested in having Mark Sanchez retire on top like they did with HGH Manning. Don’t believe me? Sit back and watch the carnage.

  32. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 17, 2016 5:45 PM

    He is not a good fit for Kubiak’s system. You need a QB who is mobile and has a strong arm to throw on the run. That’s not Mark Sanchez.

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    Right, because this describes the Denver QB’s last year perfectly. Isn’t Kubiak’s system more run first anyway?

  33. It’s so cute when perennial backups think they are going to be allowed to start a football game. I bet he even thinks he has the respect of his teammates and command of the huddle. Cute.

  34. Apr 17, 2016 6:51 PM – intrafinesse says: … Unfortunately he’s not a starting quality QB. He’s inaccurate and makes some bad decisions…

    There are 32 teams. How many “starting quality” QBs can you name, based on your criteria – they are accurate and only make good decisions?

  35. Apr 18, 2016 10:28 AM – troylok says: It’s so cute when perennial backups think they are going to be allowed to start a football game…

    I guess you must be a new NFL fan. Sanchez has been the starter for 75% of his career – hardly a “perennial backup.”

  36. Sanchez was never a perennial back up, was first injured and sat, when Rex put him in, at the end of a meaningless 4th preseason game.

    Gino the mouth had to start the season that year.

    Was collaterally damaged in the
    Front office — Coach warzone in Philadelphia…

    While they fought over QBs, he still outplayed both while playing the scout team and learning a system that has no parallels in the NFL.

    Just another system, like the Jets offense, that played against his strengths.

    In Kubiaks offense …everyone blocks, everyone catches and everyone runs.

    It’s a high risk scrambling offense that needs at least 1/2 of the team to be elite players at their position. giveaways are balanced with takeaways.

  37. Basically football is entertainment and with Sanchez in Denver, III in Cleveland, and who knows who in LA, SF, and Philly it is going to be an entertaining season. Can’t wait.

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