Mark Sanchez, QB Denver Broncos

General Info

  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 225 lbs
  • DOB: 11-11-1986

Rankings

DEN Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Broncos Beat: QB Mark Sanchez's future with team could be in jeopardy

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 8:59am

ESPN - [Full Article]

If Trevor Siemian holds serve and is named the regular-season starter and if, after Saturday's game, the Broncos think they've seen enough from Paxton Lynch to make him the No. 2 quarterback, it's unclear what it would mean for Mark Sanchez. If he was the No. 3 and remained on the roster he would be the team's highest paid quarterback and a game-day inactive.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanchez is the highest paid of the three, counting $4.5 million against the cap. If the Broncos were to decide to release Sanchez because they believe Lynch could be the team's backup, the Broncos would take a $1 million dead money hit against their salary cap and would have to pay the $1 million that is fully guaranteed in Sanchez's contract. If the Broncos decide on a Siemian-Lynch depth chart, they could also try to trade the 29-year-old Sanchez. He is set to be an unrestricted free agent at season's end, so teams would only be taking on the last year of his current contract.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
Heading in to the season, Mark Sanchez is the only Broncos QB who has actually thrown a regular season NFL pass. He has 72 career regular-season starts along with six playoff starts, so he at least has experience on his side. There is potential with Sanchez, who had his best season was with the Jets in ’11 when he threw for nearly 3,500 yards and 26 TDs. Mark has some great weapons to throw to in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, and if the running game returns for the Broncos, that will take some pressure off of their QB. Whomever the Denver QB is, he will be protected by big, free-agent signee left tackle Russell Okung.

Fantasy Downside
Last season with the Eagles, Mark Sanchez threw only 91 passes in four games, tossing for 616 yards, with four scores and four INTs. Including Okung, the Broncos could have four new starters on the offensive line since winning the Super Bowl. Butt-fumbling aside, Mark has been a turnover machine during his career, averaging 17 picks in his four years with New York. Lack of ball control is something that could find him on the bench, or out of a job, with Denver. Only once has he finished a season ranked better than 18th among QBs in fantasy points.

Bottom Line
Due to his NFL experience, Mark could be the opening week starter, but his preseason struggles and turnovers have put that in serious doubt. He hasn’t been an effective passer during his career and with Coach Gary Kubiak’s emphasis on the ground game, there are few reasons for Sanchez to be on your roster. Depending on if and how long he's the signal caller, Mark should only be considered for spot starts if you’re in need of a QB replacement. Trevor Siemian will be vying for the starting nod and eventually the job will be Paxton Lynch’s, whether that is later this season or in 2017.

2016 Strength of Schedule - DEN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
8
CAR
18
IND
2
@CIN
17
@TB
6
ATL
16
@SD
5
HOU
16
SD
15
@OAK
32
@NO
BYE21
KC
22
@JAX
27
@TEN
12
NE
21
@KC
15
OAK

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2015 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1ATL--------------
2DAL--------------
3NYJ--------------
4WAS--------------
5NO--------------
6NYG--------------
7CAR--------------
8BYE--------------
9DAL--------------
10MIA1423156016.7811.1424002.0038/9639.58%
11TB2641261236.3710.04214007.0071/71100.00%
12DET1927199207.3710.4724012.0059/59100.00%
13NE--------------
14BUF--------------
15ARI00000--0000-1/641.56%
16WAS--------------
17NYG--------------
Per game14.7522.75154.001.001.006.7710.441.505.5000.253.6742.25/72.5060.29%
Totals5991616446.7710.44622013.67169/29060.29%

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