The big quarterback questions of the
Two days after
Sanchez, the former USC standout who was backing up
The Broncos are the second team in league history to part ways with its top two quarterbacks in the aftermath of a Super Bowl victory. Baltimore did the same after the 2000 season when it cut ties with Trent Dilfer and backup Tony Banks.
There are strong indications Denver isn't done collecting quarterbacks. The franchise has looked into acquiring San Francisco's
"He brings veteran leadership & will compete," tweeted Denver General Manager
Meanwhile, in a widely expected move, the
"I'd like to thank the Browns for the opportunity they gave me — nearly two years ago, we all hoped that we were building what could be a championship team for Cleveland," Manziel said in a statement released by his publicist. "I will always remember the support I received from the organization, my teammates and especially the fans."
Manziel, who spent 10 weeks after his rookie season in a rehab facility specializing in alcohol and drug abuse, was a regular on the party circuit and on multiple occasions was captured in photos and videos with a drink in hand. He also is facing a domestic violence case in Dallas.
The 2011 Heisman winner,
For Sanchez, coming to a new team just vacated by a legendary quarterback could feel familiar, because he came to the Jets as a first-round pick in 2009, in the immediate aftermath of
After spending his first five years with the Jets, Sanchez played the past two for Philadelphia, starting 10 games and going 4-6 as a fill-in for Nick Foles and then Bradford. In seven seasons, Sanchez is 37-35 as a starter.
It's possible the Broncos also could draft a quarterback next month, although they are not in position to get one of the elite prospects with their spot at No. 31.