OK, so Sam Bradford is out for the year and the Rams need a quarterback. Mark Sanchez is a quarterback. RUMORS.
One logical candidate for a trade is Philadelphia Eagles backup Mark Sanchez, whom offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer worked with in New York.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Rams have some interest in Sanchez, per a source informed of the situation. But the Eagles have been more than pleased with the former Jets quarterback this year and would have to be blown away to trade him. And the Rams chose to sign Hill over Sanchez in the offseason. The Rams will remain “open minded” according to Rapoport and see who calls.
One little problem that throws a wrench in this rumor: THE EAGLES. By all accounts, Chip Kelly is sort of ENAMORED with Mark Sanchez. Why? I don’t know. I think Sanchez stinks (as a starter), but he may be one of the best backups in the league. And when you consider that Matt Barkley is, um, well he’s not very good, then there would be almost no reason for the Eagles to trade Sanchez, especially since there is still some doubt surrounding Nick Foles.
USA Today reported that Sanchez does NOT want to be traded, because of course he doesn’t! Les Bowen mentioned that report just before refueling trade speculation:
But this will come up again, undoubtedly. Sanchez is a 27-year-old quarterback with 62 NFL starts, who completed 25 of 31 passes this preseason, for 281 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. And while the Eagles really like the idea of having Sanchez around should anything happen to Foles, it isn’t like they drafted Sanchez, or anything. They aren’t wed to the guy.
I’m so confused. Sanchez comes here, does great job in training camp, appears to be a rejuvenated backup slash safety valve, but beause another team lost its quarterback, we have silly trade rumors. I’d be shocked -SHOCKED – if the Eagles traded Sanchez, if only because I can’t find a reason why they’d want to.