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Trevor Siemian named Denver Broncos starting quarterback; Mark Sanchez on the block

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Trevor Siemian, a former seventh-round pick from Northwestern, has beat out 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch and veteran Mark Sanchez for the starting gig.

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The reigning Super Bowl champions have named their starting quarterback, and it will come as a surprise to many.

Trevor Siemian, a former seventh-round pick from Northwestern, has beat out 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch and veteran Mark Sanchez for the starting gig.

Despite posting sub-par numbers in his three preseason appearances, the 6-foot-3 passer has the athleticism that Kubiak looks for to run his trademark bootleg offense.

The second-year quarterback completed 27 of 43 preseason passes in three preseason contests for a 62.8 percent completion rate, one touchdown pass and two picks.

With the Mark Sanchez experiment ultimately a failure, the Broncos are reportedly shopping the seven-year veteran.

NFL Media’s Jane Slater reported that the Broncos have reached out to the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have expressed that they are not interested at Sanchez’s current $4.5 million salary, and are ready to rally around rookie Dak Prescott.

If they cannot generate any interest, the Broncos may keep Sanchez simply to avoid carrying two signal callers who have yet to attempt a pass in regular season action.

Paxton Lynch has the tools, but has been plagued with rookie mistakes that will keep him out of action. For how long is up to Siemian.

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