By Peter Gleason
If Denver Broncos fans think that Mark Sanchez, the former Eagles QB whom Denver traded for yesterday, is the answer to their prayers of replacing retired Peyton Manning, listen to what one exec says about trading for a quarterback who will take you to the promised land:
Former Tennessee Titans general manager Floyd Reese once said, “You have a better chance of signing Bigfoot.”
Enter Sanchez, the first of the Broncos’ moves to fill the depth chart at quarterback. On Friday, the Broncos traded a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2017 draft to the Eagles to acquire the 29-year-old Sanchez.
Sanchez has four playoff wins but was ineffective for the Eagles, with Sam Bradford having just signed — for two years, $36 million — to be the starter and Chase Daniel having just signed to a three-year, $21 million deal to be the backup.
With Peyton Manning retiring and Brock Osweiler being offered more in free agency by the Houston Texans, the Broncos aggressively returned to the quarterback market Wednesday.