All week Gary Kubiak has made it clear that Trevor Siemian will be the Broncos starting quarterback. He has not been as open about who will be replacing him as the No. 2 quarterback.

The silence, though, may have told the whole story, as any indecision looked to be a sign that Mark Sanchez was quickly falling down the depth chart. According to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, that seems to be the case.

“Unless the Broncos have a late change of heart, Lynch is expected to be the second quarterback against the Rams,” Legwold wrote on “Lynch has largely gone against third-teamers in his two appearances in the preseason, so if the Broncos want to consider him as the No. 2 quarterback (if Siemian maintains his hold on the starting job), they have to see Lynch against defensive personnel groupings that more resemble what he would face in the regular season. The Broncos have even considered having Lynch start the third quarter with some of the offensive starters still in the game.

If Siemian and Lynch can get through Saturday night’s game without falling apart, Sanchez could be on his way out the door. As a No. 3 quarterback, he’s not worth the money Denver would be paying him.