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Broncos QB Joe Flacco ‘throwing dimes’ in practice says Emmanuel Sanders

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Many thought that the Denver Broncos would have a quarterback controversy heading into this season. After general manager John Elway trade for Joe Flacco and drafted Drew Lock, the stage was set for a competition.

But it seems that Flacco is leading by a good margin, as teammate Emmanuel Sanders has had nothing but good things to say.

“Yesterday, he threw some dimes, he threw some dimes. He’s been throwing dimes. Today he threw me a couple of dimes and Drew [Lock] threw me a dime as well. So, the chemistry is coming. Everything is looking good. It’s all about just going out and just trying to master this offense so when Monday night comes around, we are putting up points. And we’re linking up on deep and trying to create explosive plays because that’s what it’s about.” Sanders said to Jon Heath of Broncos Wire.

Flacco was acquired from the Baltimore Ravens early in the offseason to become the starting quarterback.

The Broncos have been looking for a starting quarterback ever since Peyton Manning retired, and Flacco doesn’t seem like the correct long term option. Ever since the 2013 Super Bowl run, the former Raven has been mediocre at best.

Because of the short term nature of the Flacco move, the Broncos needed a future option. So they selected quarterback Drew Lock in the second round, in a move with the future in mind.

Lock has been unimpressive in his two preseason appearances and doesn’t seem like he is in any position to push for the starting job.