One of the biggest position battles of the offseason has been that of the Denver Broncos’ quarterback situation. Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch have been duking it out all summer, and while it hasn’t been completely sorted out just yet, we’re getting closer to finding out who will start in Week 1.
On Tuesday, the Broncos revealed that Mark Sanchez will be the starting quarterback Thursday when they take on the Chicago Bears in the preseason opener. Sanchez will play the first quarter with Siemian taking over in the second quarter. The second half will be owned by the rookie Lynch.
Broncos players said that they expected Sanchez to start the preseason opener, and they were right in that regard, the story said. This is obviously a positive sign for Sanchez’s chances of being under center in Week 1, but it’s far from a declaration by Kubiak.