Kubiak is being deliberately coy about his quarterback, again

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With the Broncos having three candidates to become the Week One starter, coach Gary Kubiak wisely isn’t showing his hand.

As explained by Mike Klis of 9news.com in Denver, Kubiak is simply doing what he did last year, keeping everyone guessing because that keeps each and every opponent guessing.

Klis believes that Mark Sanchez will be the starter when the regular season begins. But the real question becomes whether he’ll hold that job, and for how long? Routinely, the winner of a quarterback competition wins the privilege of being the first guy to be benched. That’s precisely what could happen to Sanchez — or to Trevor Siemian. Or both.

The least likely guy to be benched would be rookie Paxton Lynch, which could be why Kubiak has apparently put the first-rounder at the bottom of the depth chart. It’s one thing to use a revolving-door approach with Sanchez and Siemian. Playing and benching and playing and benching Lynch could be detrimental to his long-term development.

So don’t be surprised if it’s Sanchez for as long as the Broncos are winning with Sanchez on the field, followed by Siemian, for as long as the Broncos win with Sanchez on the field. Lynch could be the last resort for 2016, with the understanding that once Lynch is the guy, he’s “the guy” for the rest of the year, barring injury or abject disaster.

Through it all, Kubiak will be confident that things will work out, because the team won a Super Bowl last season with a passing game that was at times an abject disaster.

26 responses to “Kubiak is being deliberately coy about his quarterback, again

  1. I know it’s the broncos, but has any team had a three way battle for starting QB been successful that year? Why not just name your guy, get him his reps and then make a change if need be. It’s not like that trio is making anyone nervous anyway.

  2. I am pretty sure no one cares too greatly about the Broncos QB. Ooh, will it be Sanchez or Lynch? Teams would mark the Broncos as an automatic win if not for the defense.

  3. Time for Denver faithfuls to admit Elway screwed up by letting Osweiler walk in free agency. Broncos would have been considered legitimate contenders with Osweiler at QB and good defense. Now there is a good chance they don’t even make the playoffs.

  4. @patsfan- I don’t think so, Denver ate Brady for lunch the last meeting, and the qb position was low performing. Now, think Roethlisberger in his rookie year.. I see that as Denvers scheme- beast defense, improved running game with a young possibly high ceiling kid with a big arm and legs to keep plays alive. Osweiler cashed in, it remains to be seen if Houston did.

  5. Can’t blame him for wanting to keep opponents off balance. This way they don’t know who to game-plan for… What?…. The season doesn’t start until September?…. You must be joking , right?

  6. Sorry, but I wouldn’t break the bank for Osweiler. JMHO, he is not an accurate QB, and nothing really stood out about his game or development even after sitting behind the most cerebral QB of all time. I think he’s a jagoff, but Elway was an NFL QB, and I’d assume he knows exactly what he is doing as far as filling out the QB position. Buttfumble is a solid backup in an emergency situation and hopefully he can be further developed by the staff to not be a human enema(although that was my favorite play of all time).

  7. Trevor Siemien is going to be the starter and Lynch could very well be traded as an asset if Siemien does as well as knowledgeable insiders think he can do.

  8. @ pats fan is not even a pats fan, you’ve been played, he’s a JESTS fan!

    I on the other hand am a Fan of the 4 time champs, a missed extra point did the Pat’s in. If I was a Steeler fan I’d be pissed that HGH Manning fell to the ground , got back up and completed a pass, he should have been ruled down. That was a game changer.

  9. He’s got new guys signed and training camp hasn’t even started. How about everyone just calm down.

  10. Why doesn’t he just say it will be which ever one sucks the least will start.

  11. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jun 19, 2016 2:38 PM

    Time for Denver faithfuls to admit Elway screwed up by letting Osweiler walk in free agency. Broncos would have been considered legitimate contenders with Osweiler at QB and good defense. Now there is a good chance they don’t even make the playoffs.
    ———————————————————-How ridiculous is this statement? Paxton Lynch is generally considered a better talent. Sanchez won with the Jets, and as a Patriots fan, I’m sure you remember he actually beat your boys in Foxboro, in the playoffs, 28-21 in a game in which he played very well. This idea that somehow he can’t do it again is just stupid. The formula he won with in NY is the same as it is now, except that the Broncos are better now than the Jets were then.

  12. Agreed! Denver’s defense is way better than the Jets Was, oh and did I not mention Mark Sanchez has never ever had a single 1000 yard receiver let alone two, and a strong running system that will be much better than last year I promise you that

  13. People don’t realize CJ Anderson led the league in yards per carry, and yards after contact the last eight games of the season, after he got healthy behind a porous offensive line. he just wasn’t able to get as many touches as needed to show up on paper Because he was splitting carries with Hillman.

  14. Kubiak is really saying: geez my general manager threw the baby out with the bath water when he didn’t have a viable Plan B after Osweiler bailed. 9-7 at best.

  15. Denver fan hating on Osweiler is hilarious considering they drafted Lynch who looks to be the same type of player, only with 0 experience.
    At least he will get some meaningful reps early in his career. Buttfumble will have the fans screaming for this guy 2 games in.

  16. briscocountyjr says:
    Jun 19, 2016 3:42 PM

    @patsfan- I don’t think so, Denver ate Brady for lunch the last meeting, and the qb position was low performing. Now, think Roethlisberger in his rookie year.. I see that as Denvers scheme- beast defense, improved running game with a young possibly high ceiling kid with a big arm and legs to keep plays alive. Osweiler cashed in, it remains to be seen if Houston did.
    ——————————————————-
    That last meeting where despite starting 1 starting o-line player, losing the starting backfield to injury too you consider a 2 point win at home eating up Brady. Sure, fine. Must be the thin air.

  17. What a mess for the Broncos … I can’t ever remember a team winning the SuperBowl and having such a mess the next season at the QB position … Elway blew this …

  18. @Briscocountyjr says Despite only playing with one starting o lineman, and losing the backfield, and still only losing by 2 points not Eating brady up well let me give you some FACTS!

    Denver only had 2 starting Oline man, LT guard Evan Mathis and RT guard Louis Vasquez.

    Ryan Harris was playing LT , he was the RT’s backup, he came in to play LT, AFTER are 1st & 2nd string LT went down with injuries Michael Scofield was playing right tackle, he came off of the practice squad not a second-string not a third-string the practice squad to play RT, are center was also a PS player that came in to play for Gino gradkowski.

    Now let’s get to that whole only 2 point game. First off your New England Patriots first seven points only came late in the second quarter after, Ronnie Hillman’s dumbazz, didn’t pursue a dropped ball that the refs clearly, INCORRECTLY called as a backwards pass, Which there was absolutely no clear evidence to overturn that from a incomplete pass, But the refs must have felt bad for ya’ll, leading to a fumble in our red zone I believe somewhere around the 13-yard line, Giving you guys a perfect opportunity to score a touchdown or else you probably would have never seeing that into the field. SECONDLY New England couldn’t get ANYTHING done on offense, until TJ Ward & Darian Stewart both went out injuries, leaving denver left with Shiloh Kao and Josh Bush to play the safety positions, wich would have been okay if the were 2nd string or even 3rd string players but they WERNT. They were two safeties they picked up OFF THE STREET in week 13 when are first, second, and third string safety Duos went out with injuries, Do you know what kind of football player you pick up off the street in week 13 of the NFL season? People that shouldn’t be anywhere near a football field! It was so bad Chris Harris had to move into the safety positions never doing so ever before to try to help out. Because you can’t have some Geeks off the street trying to cover Rob Gronkowski not to mention having to cover Danny Amendola & Julian Edelman. Up until that point ur beloved New England Patriots that everyone said denver couldn’t stop, couldnt manage to do anything but go 3 & out over and over again,you got a big break when are safties went out you were finally able to move the ball to make it a close game. Go ahead go back and watch it, you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about, Not to mention if Peyton would have been paying closer attention Owen Daniels was wide open Burning ur star LB for a third touchdown, instead He Tried a more Difficult throw 2 Sanders witch who had Malcolm Butler beat as well but Peyton overthrew him, that would have made the game a 5-point difference instead of having to settle for a field goal down in the red zone late in the 3rd. So don’t give me any BS excuses about your o line or your backfield every team deals with injuries and Denver was dealing with major injuries as well.

  19. Without Peyton & last year’s backup (what’s his name), it’s just a matter of time before Kubiak runs the Broncos into the ground–just like he did the Texans.

  20. tag, good post, but you meant to address imodan, he was the pats fan that was whining in response to my original msg.

  21. Really amazing to see the combination of ignorance and immaturity in so many (but not all) of these posts – like listening to a bunch of drunk 9th graders discuss football.

    The Broncos quarterbacking could hardly be worse than last year. Regardless of who wins this competition, the potential for better production than last year from that position is real. I think the primary question mark is going to be the offensive line. How long will it take so many new faces to gel at that position – and until they do, how will the Broncos running game and pass protection fare?

  22. About the headline, being “coy” is impliedly deliberate. There is no such thing as being coy by accident.

    #departmentofredundancydepartment

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