Bart Scott says Mark Sanchez can be a top backup in NFL

It is highly unlikely that the New York Jets will bring back quarterback Mark Sanchez for the 2014 season, but a former teammate thinks that the signal-caller isn’t done just yet. Former Jets linebacker Bart Scott, who is now a CBS analyst, gave Sanchez an endorsement saying he has plenty left to give.

“Can Sanchez go out and be a player in this league? Absolutely,” Scott said. “For me, right now, he’d be one of the top backups in the league.”

The Sanchez-New York relationship was a mess from the beginning and he has never been able to find his way with the Jets, so Scott made the obvious observation that Sanchez would benefit from a change of scenery to revive his career.

“It doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of him. Remember Steve Young? Quarterbacks can play another 12 years in this league,” Scott said. “The story isn’t completed yet; the book isn’t even half-written yet. Hopefully he goes to a place where he has some weapons with great coaches, great coordinators and help continue to develop him.

“I don’t think it is over for Mark. It just may not be New York for him right now.”

With so many teams looking to add quality depth at quarterback, it shouldn’t be too hard for him to find a new home.

The only question will be whether or not it will set him up for success unlike New York.

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