Kubiak will have a quarterback depth chart entering training camp

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The Broncos currently don’t have a depth chart at the quarterback position. Soon, they will.

“I’ll have a depth chart going into training camp,” coach Gary Kubiak told reporters on Tuesday. “That doesn’t mean we won’t operate totally evenly. But they will be listed somehow. We’ll sort that out here at some point. They’re all going to rep. They’re all very talented. They’re all going to rep, so we’ll see who wins the job.”

Kubiak declined to say that veteran Mark Sanchez is currently the de facto starter given that Sanchez took the first-team reps during Tuesday’s minicamp practice.

“No, I’m not going there right now,” Kubiak said. “I’m just trying to rep them all.”

As the reps are being distributed, players aren’t noticing a difference.

“It’s all been close,” running back C.J. Anderson told reporters. “Trevor [Siemian] has been good, Paxton [Lynch] has been showing up and he has his days. Mark [Sanchez] has his days. They all have their days. Today was their best day. That’s what I was saying earlier. Today, to me, they all had a good day.”

For now, though, Lynch had his good day on the third rung of the quarterback ladder.

“Coach said he was going to give us our reps come Monday and where we were going to be,” Lynch said. “I know like he said earlier, I don’t know if this is permanent in what he’s going to do but this is what he’s doing now. The way I see it, I’m still getting my reps, so I have to take advantage of every single one of those reps when I get the opportunity to and then when the opportunity comes, if I get bumped up, I get bumped up. Like I said, I’m going to take those guys whenever they’re going mentally and when my reps come, that’s my time to get out there and get my work in.”

Siemian, by process of elimination, took his reps with the second team.

“I don’t look too much into it,” Siemian said. “Wouldn’t matter if I was with the threes or the one, just making the most of the reps I’m getting, staying consistent with my feet and my eyes and not looking too much into it.”

It’s hard not to look at the unofficial pecking order as Sanchez, Siemian, and Lynch. Ultimately, that could change. Or it could harden like cement, giving Sanchez not just the starting job out of the gates but the privilege of being the first guy to potentially be benched.

24 responses to “Kubiak will have a quarterback depth chart entering training camp

  1. Broncos won the SB last year with 28th rated offense. This year will be better and even though their defense will slip a little, it will be formidable. Repeat? Most likely not but they will make noise in the playoffs unlike your team. Just sayin.

  2. “I’ll have a depth chart going into training camp”

    Damn straight he will. If for no other reason than to set the stage for some serious competition. Kubes is no fool, he knows from where the team sits if you have 3 starting QB’s you have none. Naming somebody as a titular 1 means if one of the others over takes him then his team mates can have some confidence in the guy that beat ‘the guy’ and if they don’t ‘the guy’ was good enough to hold them off.

  3. Broncos won the SB last year with 28th rated offense. This year will be better and even though their defense will slip a little, it will be formidable. Repeat? Most likely not but they will make noise in the playoffs unlike your team. Just sayin.

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    Even though they lost Jackson and Trevathan, they didn’t make that defense and they are replaceable players thanks to Wade Phillips system. You could say they may be better this year than last year because they are entering Wade Phillips 3-4 system for the second time and they are much more knowledgeable and experienced within the system. That means less errors and better communication…

    They have rising players as well like Ray, Barrett, Roby, Kilgo, and Davis. Should be a fun defense to watch this year for sure…

  4. given all 3 of denv’s qb stink….

    his depth chart will start at 3…

    positions 1 and 2 will be vacant due to talent void

  5. I know this is not what they are saying, but I think they want to get a good look at all three to see if they need to bring in a fourth. Neither Kube nor Elway have much patience for turnovers. There will be options as training camp progresses.

  6. Rankings don’t tell the whole story. The Giants 25th ranked defense stopped Brady and Co. in the SB. It’s about making critical plays at critical times. Elway screwed up by letting Brock walk in free agency.

  7. Rankings don’t tell the whole story. The Giants 25th ranked defense stopped Brady and Co. in the SB. It’s about making critical plays at critical times. Elway screwed up by letting Brock walk in free agency.

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    LOL. Just because Brock was QB of the Broncos when they beat the crap out of the pats doesn’t make him a good QB.

  8. Everybody should just scrap the 2016 season and just give the SB trophy to Dallas……

    Since all of these so called experts claim they cant be stopped!!!

  9. Rankings don’t tell the whole story. The Giants 25th ranked defense stopped Brady and Co. in the SB. It’s about making critical plays at critical times. Elway screwed up by letting Brock walk in free agency.

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    LOL. Just because Brock was QB of the Broncos when they beat the crap out of the pats doesn’t make him a good QB.

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    True, even old man Manning beat them in the AFC Championship (for the 2nd time in 3 years).

  10. Honestly, I think Elway was smart to let Brock walk. I mean, does getting beaten out by geriatric Manning really justify the contract the Texans gave him?

    Also, Mark Sanchez “game managed” the Jets’ run game/elite defense to the AFCCG two years in a row, so he’s not exactly unfamiliar with this situation.

  11. Denver should sign Johnny Manziel. He’s a bad QB but he’s probably an upgrade on what they have currently. An added benefit of bringing in Manziel would be that it would make Von Miller very happy and more inclined to ink a long-term deal….because Manziel will always be able to supply the PEDs that Miller craves.

  12. I am a Bronco fan. But Gary Kubiak, who I truly appreciate as a Bronco player, coach. Etc, makes me laugh. He has sixth grade coach speech down to a fine science. This guy must be medicated because his act is juvenile. Gary, take a lesson from the Master, Bill Biiichick, the less you say, the more it means.

  13. Denver had their one year of relevance for the decade….they will now fade back into obscurity for another ten years….

  14. That defense is great but once they start spending 45 minutes of each game on the field, they will exhausted by the 4th qtr.
    They will miss the playoffs at 7-9, unless they sign Fitzpatrick away from the Jets.

  15. gloryfromheaven46 says:
    Jun 7, 2016 8:29 PM
    Broncos won the SB last year with 28th rated offense. This year will be better and even though their defense will slip a little, it will be formidable. Repeat? Most likely not but they will make noise in the playoffs unlike your team. Just sayin.

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    Even though they lost Jackson and Trevathan, they didn’t make that defense and they are replaceable players thanks to Wade Phillips system. You could say they may be better this year than last year because they are entering Wade Phillips 3-4 system for the second time and they are much more knowledgeable and experienced within the system. That means less errors and better communication…

    They have rising players as well like Ray, Barrett, Roby, Kilgo, and Davis. Should be a fun defense to watch this year for sure…

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    I wish that was true and you make some good points, but statistically it’s just really hard to be historically good two years in a row.

    Injuries are the great equalizer. The Broncos D entered the playoffs really healthy and peaked toward the end. If they can do that again, then yes, it could be another sweet season.

  16. Trevor Siemian will be the starter at the beginning of the season. He will out play Sanchez during training camp, and will out play him during preseason. While Lynch will eventually start, Siemian will be the interim guy, and once the rest of the NFL see him play they will be sing ing another tune about the Bronco offense.

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