Why The Denver Broncos Should Select Mark Sanchez

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Published: April 15, 2009

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... believe the Broncos should fill out their defensive line, I think the Broncos should go for a quarterback with their 12th overall pick.

Why do I think this?  The city of Denver is blood thirsty for a quarterback who can win playoff games.  Since the end of the John Elway era, the Broncos have only made the playoffs four times, three of those being wildcard births.  Of those four playoff births, the Broncos have only won a single game, versus the Patriots in 2005.

Fans thought Jay Cutler would be the answer.  After a promising start to a career, the city icon wanted out, and the Broncos traded him and a fifth- round pick for the 18th overall pick in this year's draft, a third-round draft pick, and Kyle Orton.

Now I really don't think Orton will be the answer to our quarterback woes.  He's thrown 30 touchdowns versus 27 interceptions, which really isn't bad when you play in the Windy City.   But in 2005, after starting the year 1-3...

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