Days after being released by the New York Jets, quarterback Mark Sanchez is drawing interest from the St. Louis Rams. According to a report by USA TODAY Sports on March 23, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed interest in Sanchez.
With starting quarterback Sam Bradford recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered last October, the Rams are looking for a suitable backup. Sanchez, a fifth-year veteran and a quarterback who has led the Jets to back-to-back AFC Championship games, would be the experiences Fisher is looking for.
“I’d say that there is interest. I can’t say how much. But there certainly would be interest,” Fisher told USA TODAY Sports on Sunday. “I don’t have backup experience on the roster right now.”
Mark Sanchez did not play last season with the Jets due to season ending shoulder injury. With his struggles the previous year as a starting quarterback with the Jets, many saw his release from the team as inevitable. On Friday, the release became reality as the Jets signed quarterback Michael Vick to compete with current starter Geno Smith.
In his four seasons in the NFL, Sanchez is 33-29 with 68 career touchdown passes and a passer rating of 71.7. Sanchez can still be a starter in the NFL with the right team and would definitely be a suitable backup on any team. Sanchez also has a connection to the Rams in offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who was with the Jets from 2009-2011, Sanchez’s most productive seasons.
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