Denver Broncos Expected To Cut Mark Sanchez

August 29, 2016

Mark Sanchez’s time with Denver Broncos may be coming to an end.


The 29-year-old quarterback did not play in the Broncos’ 17-9 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday as starter Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch took all the snaps. Now Sanchez is in danger of not making the 53-man roster.



Once the Broncos cut Sanchez (could happen tomorrow), they'll scour the wire to bring in another QB.


As Vic Lombardi of Altitude Sports noted, Denver is expected to bring in another quarterback to replace Sanchez, likely a veteran. T. J. Yates, who is the same age as Sanchez and knows coach Gary Kubiak’s offense, could be a logical fit at a cheaper price.



Broncos' QB Mark Sanchez didn't play at all tonight. If Broncos decide not to keep him, they save $4.5 million and a 7th-round pick.


It’s not just about poor performance with Sanchez. He’s the highest paid quarterback on the roster. The Broncos can save money and a draft pick previously sent to the Philadelphia Eagles if they part ways with him. Siemian is expected to be named the Week 1 starter this week.



Denver has to cut 15 players by Tuesday, but may do so sooner.