Rumors continue to swirl around the NFL about what the St. Louis Rams will do at quarterback after losing Sam Bradford for the season with a torn ACL. They have a solid answer in the veteran Shaun Hill, but it appears the team is interested in the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Mark Sanchez.
Rams reportedly interested in Mark Sanchez to replace injured Sam Bradford – http://t.co/CFWcuDTTL1
— NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) August 24, 2014
Out of all the rumors that have surfaced to this point, this is the one that makes the most sense. Sanchez and current Rams’ offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer spent three seasons together between 2009-11 with the New York Jets. Schottenheimer is essentially running the exact same system in St. Louis, and it wouldn’t take Sanchez much time at all to get acclimated with the playbook or verbiage.
However, there is no indication whatsoever that the Eagles are interested in moving Sanchez, and being that they know the Rams are desperate, they might want to hold them up for a king’s ransom in return, especially since they both play in the NFC and could be fighting each other in the conference standings for a wild-card berth down the stretch run. Also, reports indicate that Sanchez is not open to the idea, but that might just him be saying he isn’t interested out of respect to the Eagles.
St. Louis should make a concerted effort to make this happen if the price isn’t overwhelmingly steep.