Sanchez in a committed relationship with winning


New Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez is free of any familial distractions and says he is committed to winning football games.

The Broncos traded for the former New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, sending a 2017 seventh-round draft pick to the latter.

Sanchez joins Trevor Siemian as the only quarterbacks on the Broncos roster after losing Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler in free agency after he signed with the Houston Texans.

"I'm not married, I don't have a girlfriend, I don't have kids, I just want to play ball,'' Sanchez said on Monday during an introductory news conference in Denver.

"I want to win, I really want to win, and I'm so lucky to be in a spot like this ... Every waking moment, that's what I'm thinking about. What an opportunity.''

Sanchez, infamously known for his 'butt fumble' in a 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots in 2012, said he was ready to compete for a starting role.

The 29-year-old added that he was "battle-tested" and ready to help the Broncos defend their Super Bowl title.

A first-round pick of the Jets in 2009, Sanchez helped them reach the AFC Championship in his first two seasons and is the last quarterback to take the team to the post-season.

"That experience in that atmosphere and understanding what's expected of the quarterback down the stretch, playing in some of my best games in the toughest situations on the road in the play-offs; all that experience can only help you," Sanchez said.

"I wasn't part of anything here last year, so I'm not hanging on any coattails that way."

Sanchez threw for just 616 with four touchdowns and four interceptions in four games with two starts last season.

His best statistical season was in 2011, when he threw for 3,474 yards with 26 touchdowns and 18 interceptions - many of which were ill-timed - and the Jets finished 8-8.

In seven NFL seasons, Sanchez has thrown for 15,126 yards with 86 touchdowns and 84 interceptions. 

"I'm in a lot of ways in control of my own destiny here," Sanchez said.

"To have that in my power for the first time in a few years, that's pretty special. And to see what this could be - I mean, it's incredible.

"Everything I've got, I'm pouring into this thing. I'm looking forward and I'm definitely not looking back."