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BREAKING NEWS: Broncos Sign Uncle Rico as Starting QB Making Mark Sanchez Backup
The Denver Broncos have definitely been the most talked about team since the start of NFL free agency. The Super Bowl 50 champs have already gone through some monumental changes: Quarterback Brock Osweiler bolted for the Texans, defensive lineman Malik Jackson left for Jacksonville, and running back CJ Anderson signed a deal with the Miami Dolphins.
But the Broncos made big headlines today by adding two quarterbacks to fill the voids left by Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler. The team signed unrestricted free agent Uncle Rico and traded for Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez. The two veteran quarterbacks will compete for the starting job in what Hispanic Broncos fans are calling “Batalla Real,” which translates to “Battle Royale.”
NFL analysts believe Uncle Rico has the early edge over Sanchez. Rico signed a 2 year, $15 million deal and Broncos General Manager John Elway said, “Rico has unreal arm strength. I’ve seen him toss a ball over the Rocky Mountains. You just can’t teach that ability. The man has a cannon for an arm.”
Sanchez joined the team as an insurance policy. The 7 year veteran comes from the Eagles, where he posted 4-6 record as a starter. For the trade the Eagles will receive a conditional draft pick and the recipe to Sanchez’s famous enchiladas. An unnamed teammate was sad to see Sanchez go. He told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, “Mark has always been a great teammate. But more importantly he made killer pre-game enchiladas. Dat sh*t was da bomb! I just hope we’ll be able to duplicate the taste with his recipe.”
Sanchez looks forward to his future in Denver and competing against Uncle Rico. He told The Denver Post, “I’m excited for this opportunity to work for John Elway and also Uncle Rico. Rico has always been a role model for the Hispanic community and his mustache is the ultimate chick magnet.”