ENGLEWOOD, CO – AUGUST 29: Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) squints his eye as he looks to the sky with Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) and Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) look on during practice August 29, 2016 at Dove Valley. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Who would have thought that the hottest quarterback commodity going into the NFL season would end up being Mark Sanchez?

Well, “hottest” isn’t exactly what you might think. Monday, the Denver Broncos named Trevor Siemian the starting quarterback over Sanchez, who had every opportunity to win that starting job and still somehow managed to lose it. However, with injuries being a regular occurrence in the NFL, Sanchez’s stock hasn’t remained low for long.

According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, the Dallas Cowboys are one of many teams that have talked to the Broncos about trading for Sanchez.

NFL Network’s Jane Slater had a similar report, but noted that Denver had contacted Dallas, and that the Cowboys aren’t interested in a trade if it involves the quarterback’s current salary, which currently sits at $4.5 million.

That could change over time depending on how rookie Dak Prescott performs during the absence of Tony Romo, who is expected to be out for the first half of the season due to a back injury he suffered against the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos may also get to a point where they just cut Sanchez instead of trying to get a low-round pick for him.

This is where we are with quarterbacks in the NFL. The position is arguably the most important on the field and right now, the best possible replacement any team could likely get is the one and only Mark Sanchez, most famous for the “butt fumble.” Although when you think about it, NFL teams could do a lot worse. The Broncos will be starting a quarterback with no experience, whereas Sanchez has been deep in the postseason before.

Then again, he just lost his job to the inexperienced guy. So there’s that. But he has an arm that can make NFL throws, so Sanchez will find employment somewhere.


About Harry Lyles Jr.

Harry Lyles Jr. is an Atlanta-based writer, and a Georgia State University graduate.