The Bears are Sanchez's fifth different team in five seasons.
Kubiak informed Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch of his decision before telling their teammates at their morning meeting. 3 QB last year behind Manning and his longtime backup, Brock Osweiler.
Manning retired a month after Denver’s 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50, and Osweiler left for Houston 48 hours later.
(AP) — From afterthought to starter, Trevor Siemian is Peyton Manning’s successor.
Coach Gary Kubiak told the team Monday that Siemian will be the starting quarterback when the Denver Broncos face Carolina in the season opener Sept. Siemian will become the only quarterback with zero passing attempts to take over a defending Super Bowl champion in Week 1. A seventh-round selection out of Northwestern last year, Siemian has just one NFL snap on his resume, a kneel-down when he was the No.
General manager John Elway quickly acquired Sanchez from the Eagles and drafted Lynch in the first round.
The Broncos will save .5 million and a conditional seventh-round draft pick if they cut Sanchez, as expected.The owners also tabled the so-called Odell Beckham Rule that would result in an automatic ejection for two personal fouls in the same game, but Giants co-owner John Mara said that could be taken up again at the next owners meetings in May.The owners, meanwhile, are expected to resume debate Wednesday on a proposal from the Ravens to greatly expand the plays eligible for replay review. The 30-year-old completed 10-of-18 passes for 93 yards and two interceptions last season as a backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.Sanchez is in for another backup role, after the Bears signed Mike Glennon to a three-year, million pact earlier this month.The Bears also cut longtime starter Jay Cutler earlier this month. 5 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft has thrown just 109 passes in the last two seasons.