With the news dropping this morning that Trevor Siemian will be the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers, reports are now surfacing that the organization is looking to offload veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez.

PFT (Pro Football Talk) has learned, via a league source, that the Broncos are trying to trade the 2009 first-round pick now that they have settled on Siemian as their starter,” Pro Football Talk reported on Monday. “Rookie Paxton Lynch is the other quarterback on the depth chart and is seen as the ultimate choice to start after Denver selected him in the first round this year.”

According to Mile High Sports Radio’s Benjamin Allbright, with the injury to Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys could be a potential trade partner.


If Sanchez in on the roster next Thursday, when the NFL season kicks off at Sports Authority Field, the Broncos will owe him his full $4.5 million and the Philadelphia Eagles a seventh-round draft pick. If they cut or trade him before then, they’ll only be on the hook for $1 million.

With Siemian earning the starting job, and with Lynch looking closer than most people expected, it would be a surprise if Sanchez was on the roster come September 8.