Sanchez vows to start for the Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez responds to questions during a news conference early Monday, March 14, 2016, at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The Broncos acquired Sanchez in a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles last week. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Mark Sanchez says he's the perfect player to follow Peyton Manning in Denver after replacing another QB icon, Brett Favre, in New York his rookie season.

Sanchez said at his introductory news conference Monday that his aim is to start for the Broncos no matter which other quarterbacks general manager John Elway might bring in.

Sanchez said he was shocked when the Broncos obtained him in a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles, but that he's excited for the chance to start again.

He spent his first five NFL seasons with the Jets, helping them to the AFC championship game in his first two years. But he lost his job in New York and spent the last two seasons as a backup in Philadelphia.

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