Eagles backup QB Mark Sanchez has been lighting it up in the preseason, leading many to suspect he could be the best choice to replace injured Rams QB Sam Bradford in St. Louis.
Days after the Philadelphia Eagles announced they were willing to listen to potential trade offers for backup QB Mark Sanchez, the St. Louis Rams became the biggest potential suitor and subject to the most rumors about a possible trade. But the Eagles backup is doubtful that any sort of deal to move him is currently in the works.
“I think they would say something or my agent would say something,” Sanchez told the media on Monday. “If those people aren’t talking to me about it, I seriously doubt it’s happening.”
The St. Louis Rams lost starting QB Sam Bradford for the season after he tore his ACL against the Browns on Saturday, leaving the entire position in a state of relative flux, with QB Shaun Hill as the only experienced QB on the team. Hill has not started an NFL game since 2010.
Many people believe that Sanchez, who has played incredibly well in the 2014 preseason in the Eagles’ offense, would be a perfect fit for the Rams since he already has a connection in St. Louis.
The Rams Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer coached Sanchez for three years with the Jets before being fired by the team. In 2011, Schottenheimer’s last year with the team, Sanchez had 32 TDs – 26 passing, 6 rushing.
Sanchez signed with the Eagles for a one-year deal to be Nick Foles’ backup after being released by the Jets in March. Sanchez missed all of the 2013 season after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in the preseason.