Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez lost two fumbles in Saturday night’s preseason game against the 49ers, and he worries that those two mistakes could cost him the starting job.
“It’s difficult playing like crap on two plays and ruining an opportunity. That’s difficult,” Sanchez said after the game.
Aside from those two fumbles, Sanchez didn’t play badly, completing 10 of 17 passes for 120 yards, with no interceptions.
“No doubt, I thought I came in, we had a lot of energy, moved the team right down the field, two drives of 70-plus yards and we’re rolling,” Sanchez said. “Going into my eighth year, I know better. I know I’ve got to get the ball out. I know I can play this game, and I know I’m better than I showed [Saturday]. . . . Two really bad plays that took away from a great performance and potentially winning a job, so that’s really too bad.”
Trevor Siemian, who started at quarterback, didn’t have a great game, completing 10 of 14 passes for 75 yards, with no touchdowns and a pick-six. Siemian’s struggles may be good news for Sanchez, but it’s a bad sign for the Broncos that no one is emerging as the clear starter in Denver.