Monday, March 24, 2014
Report: Rams interested in Sanchez
By Rich Cimini
Former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has been unemployed for only three days, but he already knows there will be at least one suitor for his service -- the St. Louis Rams.
"I'd say that there is interest," Rams coach Jeff Fisher told USA Today Sunday at the owners meetings in Orlando. "I can't say how much. But there certainly would be interest. I don't have a backup with experience on the roster right now."
The Rams make sense on a number of levels. Starter Sam Bradford is coming off ACL surgery, his backup is the inexperienced Austin Davis and the coordinator is Brian Schottenheimer -- yep, that Brian Schottenheimer. He was the Jets' coordinator for Sanchez's first three seasons in the league. It also doesn't hurt that Fisher and Sanchez are USC alums.
Sanchez, in the final stages of his recovery from shoulder surgery, is expected to take his time before making a decision. The Jets cut Sanchez last Friday after five seasons with the team.