The Sanchise loses QB musical chairs

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Friday was a big day for quarterbacks who fell or have fallen from grace.

First, Oakland acquired Matt Schaub and his $10M salary (which actually isn't that much for a veteran quarterback) from Houston, in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

Dennis Allen immediately named Schaub their new starter ahead of Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin.

Meanwhile, the Jets finally put Mark Sanchez out of his buttfumbling misery, releasing him just days ahead of a scheduled $2M roster bonus.

What took them so long?

They were waiting to acquire a replacement, of course, and Michael Vick is apparently the guy.

Vick signed a one-year, $5M deal, but unlike Schaub, was not named the starter.

Rather, he's apparently there to provide competition and mentorship for Geno Smith.


Denver's chances of someday hosting a Super Bowl will be discussed at next week's owners meeting. Of course, there's only one thing that will really determine that, and it ain't the weather.

Knowshon Moreno visited Miami on Friday but left without a deal.

Jeff Legwold looks back at the defensive rankings of teams quarterbacked by Peyton Manning. Honestly, don't even bother clicking over.


Kansas City added corner Chris Owens and lost safety Kendrick Lewis to Houston.

Pittsburgh added WR Lance Moore; the Giants signed ex-Dolphins bully John Jerry; Cincy signed T Marshall Newhouse; Carolina added WR Tiquan Underwood, CB Antoine Cason, and QB Joe Webb. 


Bucky Brooks lists his best fits for Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater.

Russ Lande discusses Missouri's pro day and says he's sure that Michael Sam will be a late-round pick.

Doug Farrar sees UCLA LB Jordan Zumwalt as a good replacement for Wesley Woodyard.

Chase Stuart wonders how Oakland's acquisition of Schaub and Houston's signing of Ryan Fitzpatrick might impact those teams' potential interest in the top quarterback prospects.

Andrew Mason has Denver taking Wisconsin LB Chris Borland at #31 in his latest mock; Gray Caldwell tracks mocks.


Farrar explains how New England might better cover Denver's receivers with Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner at corner.

Chris Burke thinks Julius Peppers could end up utilized in an elephant role by Green Bay.

The FO guys discuss the concept of momentum in sports.

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