Mark Sanchez bemoans missed opportunity after poor preseason performance
The Denver Broncos quarterback competition is tight, and neither Mark Sanchez nor Trevor Siemian can afford any major slipups. On Saturday, however, Sanchez slipped up in a big way.
Sanchez threw for 120 yards, but his day was defined by two costly fumbles in the span of two drives.
Follow me. Sanchez goes 10 plays 75 yards, fumbles at 49ers 13. 49ers fumble. Sanchez gets it back. Fumbles. 49ers take a knee. Halftime
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 21, 2016
After the game, Sanchez could only bemoan the fact that he’d blown an opportunity to make his mark on the quarterback competition.
Mark Sanchez steps up: "I feel like I squandered an opportunity to separate myself. Poor quarterback play." #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 21, 2016
Frankly, he’s right. The Broncos aren’t necessarily looking for someone to set the world on fire. What they want is something more similar to a game manager. They need a quarterback who can move the ball and, most importantly, avoid turning it over. If Sanchez is making unforced errors like the ones he made Saturday night, it bodes very poorly for him, especially since the team has seemed intent on talking up Siemian.