The quarterback situation in Minnesota couldn’t have been any worse as they had three quarterbacks who were all running under the title of ‘starting caliber’ despite the fact that only one of them showed any sort of talent. It seemed nothing could have made the Vikings quarterback situation worse but ESPN.com blogger Ben Goessling may have found a way.
Goessling suggests that Mark Sanchez could be a name to keep an eye on when it comes to finding a bridge quarterback for the Vikings in 2014.
One name to keep an eye on is Mark Sanchez, who seems likely to be released by the Jets before they have to pay him a $2 million roster bonus on March 25. Sanchez’s numbers aren’t any better than Christian Ponder’s, but he has been to two AFC Championship Games (though admittedly with better defenses than Ponder’s had).Sanchez is only 27, and if the Vikings aren’t going to bring back Cassel, they might look in his direction before they consider some of the other names in this thin group of free agent QBs.
It’s as though the Vikings are trying to assemble an Expendables style roster of talentless, washed up quarterbacks looking for another paycheck. Sanchez has shown flashes, let’s be fair, but Vikings fans likely won’t be too thrilled if the new regime’s answer at quarterback at Mark Sanchez .