After months of speculation that Mark Sanchez would be the Denver Broncos starting quarterback for the 2016 regular season, head coach Gary Kubiak has decided to go in a different direction. As of yesterday, Kubiak named Trevor Semian the Broncos opening day starting quarterback.
The opportunity that Sanchez had with the Broncos was most likely the last time that he will be able to become a premier passer in the National Football League. Mark Sanchez’s postseason success was not enough to keep the starting job for the Denver Broncos. Semian’s buzz has been building up since the beginning of training camp.
Come to find out that the rumors were right about Trevor Semian beating out Mark Sanchez for the starting job in Denver. The Broncos are rolling the dice with Semian being the opening day starter for the team next week.
The team’s first opponent will be a rematch with the Carolina Panthers, a team which they defeated for their 3rd Super Bowl Title. The opening day matchup can go two different ways for Semian and the Broncos.
The Broncos can come out and have a repeat performance against Cam Newton and the Panthers offense, or they can lie down and let the opposing team ruined their home opener on Thursday Night. You will hear a lot of fans and analysts say that all Semian needs to do is “not mess it up and let the defense take care of the rest.” However, what if Semian can be more than that?
He has the personnel around him that would allow him to be successful as the Broncos starting quarterback. Gary Kubiak must cut down on his heavy conservatism on offense and take more risk down the field. Wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are no scrubs. Both players have proven that they are viable options at the wide receiver position.
The Broncos opening night matchup with the Panthers will tell how they will perform with Trevor Semian for the remainder of the season. If the Semian/Lynch experiment does not work out in Denver, you can expect John Elway to make a phone call to the Cowboys General Manager, Jerry Jones about trading for quarterback Tony Romo in the offseason.
If you have not paid attention to the situation in Dallas, Romo will be sidelined for 6-10 week after suffering a back injury against the Seahawks last week. If backup Dak Prescott goes at least 5-2 as the Cowboys starter, I believe Romo may not get the starting job back. John Elway is going to make power moves to bring the Broncos back to relevance.
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