The Denver Broncos have a full-fledged wide-open quarterback competition as the team began week #2 of OTA's on Tuesday.
“Let me just say this: I’m very comfortable with our three guys right now," said head coach Gary Kubiak. "That’s where I’m at. I love the competition that’s going on. I think every day has been a little bit different. One of them has had a good day—I think it’s bounced around a little bit. Time is going to tell. Let’s just see. They’re all very capable of helping this football team win. That’s why they’re here.”
Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian, and rookie first round draft pick Paxton Lynch will all split reps with the first team offense. May the best man win.
"I think we have a good situation, too, because I see three really good football players," Kubiak said. "The only way that they establish themselves and take a team over is if they somehow give them the opportunity to do that. As a coach, you don’t make your decisions before you ever step on the field and give them an equal opportunity to prove themselves. I don’t believe in that. What I’m trying to do is make sure I walk off the field every day where they’ve each got 40 reps or whatever the reps are, and I can sit down and take a look at where they’re at and how they’re doing because I know the team is looking at the same thing. That’s what I’m trying to do.”
The three quarterbacks said they are only worried about what they can do on the field to impress the coaches, and not worried about the decisions made by the coaching staff.
“I think it’s over my head. I just take the reps I get and try to make the most of them," said Trevor Siemian. "I’ve told you I feel pretty confident right now. I’m going to keep rolling with it. If they tell me to go with the ones, I’m going to play like I’m playing with the three’s or whatever else. I’m taking what I can get right now and trying to do my best.”
“It’s fun. It’s got to be fun or you shouldn’t be out here," said Sanchez. "When you go from team to team, the most important thing you can do is control what you can, not worry about anybody else, put the ball where it’s supposed to be, make the right decision with the football and move on. It’s been a great camp so far.”
“In the back of your mind, you just want to come out here and focus on what you’ve got do and what you can control," said Lynch. "That’s being the best player you can be every day. Taking those scripts home and those plays home, and getting into your playbook and doing everything you can before the next practice. That’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve kind of been worried about what I’ve got to do and what I’ve got to handle. I think the rest will come.”