Broncos Release QB Mark Sanchez, who signs with Cowboys

The Denver Broncos have released QB Mark Sanchez. The Broncos originally made a trade for Sanchez after losing Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler to the Texans in Free Agency

This isn’t a huge shock as Sanchez was quickly falling down the depth chart over the past few months. This is all started with a rumor last week that Broncos had him on the trade block, with Dallas being a trade partner.

Sanchez’s stats from last season on the Eagles were pathetic at best. He threw for 616 yards, 4 TD’s, and 4 INTs. He was obviously past his prime and this was a good move for the Broncos, considering they’re gonna need all the cap space they can get so they can keep their elite defensive unit together for a long period of time.

The last time Sanchez threw for over 3,000 yards was in 2011 with the New York Jets, but his success there was largely due to his stellar defense. Many people thought he could be successful again, considering the strength of the defense in Denver. Now, it looks like he won’t get a chance with the Broncos.

UPDATE: ESPN reports that Sanchez will sign with the Dallas Cowboys.

 

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