UPDATE!! In light of actual trades for actual quarterbacks, Emmanuel Sanders stands his ground:
On the cool though, #InElwayWeTrust— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) March 11, 2016
Sometimes serious situations call for a good laugh.
So when your future Hall-of-Famer QB retires and your "future of the franchise" QB leaves - both within two days of each other - desperate times call for desperate measures.
That's why Emmanuel Sanders is hosting QB tryouts on Twitter to help John Elway find just the right guy.
#BreakingNews Uncle Rico considered real target to fill QB void. Has great experience throwing n or over mountains. pic.twitter.com/2cgoYX5445— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) March 10, 2016
Sanders added that Rico has "that clutch gene you want in your QB. When the game is on the line his confidence grows."
And when Trey Wingo tweeted back "Laugh now, he may be at OTAs," Sanders countered:
Source close 2 team "love his arm action. Throws 1/4 mile - w/ thin air at mile high, range is full mile." https://t.co/j8FfzcB5HH— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) March 10, 2016
And once the fun-loving wide receiver started defending his "Uncle Rico" from Napolean Dynamite as a possible selection, his Twitter timeline blew up with other ideas - all of which No. 10 assessed their potential fit on this Broncos squad.
@ESanders_10 Bring Brucie for a try out! #LooseyBrucie pic.twitter.com/gTfyihPh2K— Carlos Murcia (@cemurcia90) March 10, 2016
Apparently Willie Beaman was a bad fit because he and Sanders couldn't come to terms with some of Manning's perks.
Here's our new starting QB! Lol @ESanders_10 pic.twitter.com/uKWCmDGjyY— Batman (@BobbyDip89) March 10, 2016
Willy B. Was on radar. The QB butt heads w/ the teams superstar super talented WR regarding who got PM parking spot. https://t.co/6OvhMKbxYw— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) March 10, 2016
Of course Paul Crewe was suggested, but Sanders was all about signing Bobby Boucher too since he figured the Broncos would probably need a linebacker soon as well:
@ESanders_10 Paul Crewe aka Bobby Boucher, could be a great pick up at QB and LB to fill trevathan? pic.twitter.com/0Ge6rZFwuZ— Kenton Riley (@KentonR24) March 10, 2016
Great versatility & value add. Sure some team is gonna sign our waterboy too... so we'll b n da market 4 that soon. https://t.co/7234B42oTS— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) March 10, 2016
Both quarterbacks from Friday Night Lights got some love - Matt Saracen and Vince Howard - but Sanders wasn't apparently a fan of the show that was all about high school football in Texas. Hmmm...guess our wide receiver was too busy practicing on the jugs machine to be watching TV.
@ESanders_10 He might be young, but how about giving Matt Saracen a shot at throwing passes your way? pic.twitter.com/MWBr0UqVu0— Ty Walden (@tyflyguy15) March 10, 2016
This guy is getting a lot of nominations. I have no clue who he is. Where can I find his game tape? https://t.co/uyhMxdPbvm— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) March 10, 2016
Someone even suggested that the POTUS - soon to be a Free Agent - has a good arm, which Sanders confirmed deserved a solid look:
@ESanders_10 Here's a candidate for us. He'll be a free agent right in time for another deep playoff run pic.twitter.com/NjP5D3QvG3— SuperBowl50Cates (@bluestdeuce) March 10, 2016
Pending FA & high on radar. Ive confirmed: team will visit the free agents home this Summer & make strong pitch. https://t.co/7B3oNP1x1B— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) March 10, 2016
Finally, Broncos kicker Brandon McManus jumped in and mentioned he could throw the ball too...why not give him a look at QB?
No Brandon. You don't get to apply. You have a job. You have one job. https://t.co/a1c69eMIZW— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) March 10, 2016
But Sanders had to quit his Twitter tryouts when he realized the Broncos were signing away more of his teammates:
Fa real. While I've been hard at work scouting QBs just read they tryna steal CJ too. #ThatCantHappen https://t.co/qZ8QF9kak2— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) March 10, 2016
At least we know Emmanuel Sanders isn't going anywhere this next season. At this rate, he might need to be QB too.