The Buffalo Bills looked to solve their quarterback situation last season when they drafted E.J. Manuel out of Florida State. While he has the potential to develop into a Daunte Culpepper type quarterback — nothing special but a playoff caliber guy — the Bills are worried about this injuries an the chance that starting him too often or too soon may cripple his future.
Enter Mark Sanchez, a guy who has been crippled in the past but somehow can still walk around in the NFL. After looking like his Jets career was over (and it might not be just yet), Sanchez’s name has now come up in connection to the Buffalo Bills thanks to Jason La Canfora from CBSSports.com:
So, it stands to reason that the backup for the Bills could end up getting a good long look sooner rather than later. After being under the media glare with the Jets, going to a much lower-profile team could do Sanchez some good. Few places are more under-the-radar than Buffalo.
La Canfora was referring to the fact that with Manuel’s injuries, his backup could get significant starting opportunities in 2014 and beyond.
That guy just might be Mark Sanchez.