Aug. 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) throws a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Jets win 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders a 'landing spot' for Mark Sanchez, Josh Freeman?

The Oakland Raiders will be in the market for a quarterback this offseason – either in free agency or via the draft, but I have to imagine Raider Nation was hoping for more than Mark Sanchez.

While Sanchez is still currently under contract with the New York Jets, he’s expected to be released in early March before he’s due a $2 million dollar roster bonus. When that happens, insider Paul Gutierrez believes the Oakland Raiders could be a landing spot for the former USC Trojan.

Gutierrez also suggests Josh Freeman as a potential wildcard as well.

I see them looking at a game-manager-type, a QB that has mileage but not too much wear on the tread. Guys like Edwards or Josh McCown or Matt Cassel. I’ve already advocated scooping up Mark Sanchez if and when he’s cut loose by the New York Jets. The wild card in this, though, is Josh Freeman.

Few have more ties to the Raiders organization than the ESPN scribe, so while the notion does need to be taken with a grain of salt, Gutierrez has a sparkling track record.

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