New Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez is apparently feeling more than just a bit confident heading into the first season with his new team. When the Broncos brought in Sanchez via trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, it was expected by many that he would be a backup. If you ask Sanchez? He wants no part of the terrible word.
According to NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus, Sanchez just wants a fair shot, and he’s willing to bet on himself if he gets it.
“Listen, I don’t care who is there, what is going on right now,” he said. “They are going to give me a fair shake, that’s all I can ask for, a fair shot. I am good. Let’s go. I will bet on myself and compete my butt off.”
“I will be friendly and professional with whoever is there. But I want this bad. Really bad. I want what they experienced last year.”
Alright, three things here.
1. That was incredible.
2. I love the “I am good” part of the statement.
3. I’m actually really impressed with Sanchez’s mindset right now, all jokes aside. He really, truly wants to be Denver’s No. 1 quarterback.
Sanchez wasn’t able to do much during his two years with the Eagles, as he played in just 13 games, but completed 64.45 percent of his passes for 3,034 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. There are obviously multiple areas where Sanchez needs to improve, but you can bet that if the Broncos believe that he gives them the best chance to win from day one, that he’ll be their starting quarterback.