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Broncos’ quarterback competition described as wide open

142nd Kentucky Derby - Red Carpet

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Quarterback Mark Sanchez attends the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)

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Most people think Mark Sanchez has more or less won the Broncos’ quarterback competition before the competition even started, as neither of the other two quarterbacks on the roster -- rookie Paxton Lynch and second-year player Trevor Siemian -- is viewed as ready to play this season.

But that assumption may be wrong.

According to Andrew Mason of, the Broncos are having a “a wide-open competition.” Broncos coach Gary Kubiak says he hasn’t made a decision yet.

“When he says it’s going to be an open competition, he means it,” Mason said of Kubiak. “Don’t assume anything.”

Lynch and Siemian are getting some work with the first-string offense at Organized Team Activities, and although Sanchez is clearly the favorite, all three quarterbacks are going to get the opportunity to show who deserves to be the starter.