Potential landing spots for Sanchez
March, 24, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
Now that the New York Jets have officially released QB Mark Sanchez, he can sign with any team he chooses. Despite his ups and downs as a starting quarterback, Sanchez should draw a fair amount of interest; not as a starter, but as someone who has the potential to be a quality backup.
Here are six teams that could use a player of that description:
- St. Louis Rams: This is the most logical landing spot. To begin with, coach Jeff Fisher told USAToday.com that he is interested in Sanchez. "I'd say that there is interest. I can't say how much. But there certainly would be interest," Fisher said Sunday. "I don't have a backup with experience on the roster right now." Furthermore, Sanchez had his best years when current Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer was the Jets OC. Plus, starter Sam Bradford is recovering from reconstructive knee surgery.
- Buffalo Bills: This could be a particularly intriguing spot for Sanchez, because there remain questions about whether EJ Manuel is the long-term answer at quarterback there. Plus, Manuel missed six games due to injury as a rookie, so there are health concerns with their starter. Sanchez may also like the idea of staying in the AFC East to have a shot at competing with the Jets a couple of times a year.