Mark Sanchez has reportedly been traded to the Denver Broncos for a conditional pick, per Mike Klis of 9News in Denver.

Behind the scenes, the venerable John Elway worked out a deal for Sanchez, who was going to be playing third fiddle for the Eagles behind Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel.

This shouldn’t rule out a trade for Colin Kaepernick, however.

In his seven-year career, Sanchez has gone 37-35 as a starter, completing 56.7 percent of his passes with 86 touchdowns and 84 interceptions — the definition of average.

Sanchez isn’t exactly a lock as a starter. There is a reason he’s been backing up a guy like Bradford, who has been statistically¬†one of the more mediocre¬†quarterbacks in the league since his starting days.

However, even if he doesn’t start for the Broncos in 2016, getting a guy like Sanchez to back up whoever does start is a really smart move by Elway. Having two quarterbacks allowed this team to win a Super Bowl last year.

No doubt Sanchez will be in the mix to compete for a job, though, no matter who comes onto the roster this offseason.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.