T.J. Ward: Quarterback competition “pretty even” heading into camp

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The start of Broncos training camp later this month will also mark the resumption of the team’s quarterback competition.

Coach Gary Kubiak provided a hint about how things are playing out as the team closed offseason work by saying Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian running even with rookie Paxton Lynch a bit behind. During an appearance on NFL Network, safety T.J. Ward provided a similar review

“They’ve all worked with the 1s, 2s and 3s,” Ward said. “We have seen them work with different receivers in the starting offense and second-string offense. I’m not sure. They all look well. … Sometimes you really in practice have to see who threw the ball or who is starting with the 1’s because they’re pretty even.”

Ward said that Sanchez’s edge in experience shows in his command of the offense, which may account for any slight edge that observers believe he has over Siemian. Whichever player winds up with the job, Ward said he believes the defense is up to the task of leading the team the way they did last season and the Broncos’ prospects may come down to how well that prediction fares come September.

8 responses to “T.J. Ward: Quarterback competition “pretty even” heading into camp

  1. Yesterday Mike Klis from the Denver Post was on Sirius XM, and here’s his take: The coaches lean towards Sanchez purely because of his NFL experience. However, the receivers lean towards Siemian, because of his tight accurate, and very catchable balls.
    Here’s my take: This competition won’t be decided until preseason when both QB’s get a chance to play with the 1st team, and any speculation until then is just that: speculation.

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