DENVER- Halfway through the exhibition season, and the Broncos can't get a name for the stadium and can't get a name for the starting quarterback.
After last night, both still are fill in the blank.
The Broncos' quarterbacks made more mistakes last night than drunken U.S. swimmers at a gas station.
Gary Kubiak has demanded three things of his QBs:
No. 1: No turnovers.
No. 2: No turnovers.
No. 3: See Nos. 1 and 2.
Two fumbles, two interceptions.
Guys, that's not how anybody's going to win the job.
Despite Kubiak's claim that there's an open competition for the starting quarterback, coming into this season, it was Mark Sanchez' situation to lose it, and it was Trevor Siemian's hope to win it.
See Nos. 1 and 2.
Just when Siemian seemed to be in a position after the first quarter last night to win it, he threw it away. Actually, he should have thrown the ball away instead of into an obvious interception. And just when Sanchez seemed to be taking back control, he fumbled the ball away not once, but twice.
Kubiak said last week he was looking for an ah-ha moment. Instead, he got oh-no moments.
So, will Kubiak choose to play each a half in the third exhibition Saturday night against the Rams, or will he just ram on and name one. Will Sanchez be the winner by default despite his faults, or will the Broncos pick Siemian despite him being rattled by the pick-six?
If I were in charge of the world, I would name the stadium Mile High Stadium and the starting quarterback Paxton Lynch.
But I'm not in charge of the world or the Broncos.
Tie goes to Sanchez, but he certainly hasn't earned it after two games with one touchdown and three turnovers. And he certainly isn't the People's Choice after two games.
But the biggest problem, guys, is that offensive line. It's a complete mess.