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Horse Tracks: Is there a quarterback controversy in Denver?

The short answer is no. The long answer is below.

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As fans, we will all clamor around the quarterback we think gives the Denver Broncos the best chance to win. For me personally, it was Jake Plummer in 2006 and Tim Tebow in 2011. This time, I'm going with Paxton Lynch and I won't be afraid to express that opinion.

The controversy is really among us fans. The Broncos coaching staff is going to let OTAs and Training Camp play out, then see these guys in action during the preseason before ultimately naming their opening day starter. Right now, it appears to be Mark Sanchez's job to lose.

As mentioned on The Afternoon Drive earlier this week, the Broncos lost both of their quarterbacks during a year when the price just wasn't right for a free agent starting quarterback. They let Brock Osweiler take his $72 million contract to the Houston Texans and found a much cheaper option in the first round in Lynch.

I think it is obvious that if Lynch is even remotely close to being ready Week 1, he'll start. If not, that is why Sanchez is here. He will bridge the gap between the here and now to whenever the Broncos coaching staff things Lynch is ready. Not a minute sooner.

Is that a controversy? No. It's called reality.

And reality will play itself out, but until then its for us to argue and debate our opinion and perception until one of us is right and one of us wrong. Either way, we'll be rooting for the Broncos to win come Week 1.

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