Aug. 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) reacts on the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Seattle Seahawks could sign Mark Sanchez as backup QB


It’s very clear that Mark Sanchez’s best days are far behind him, but that doesn’t mean he still can’t be useful in the NFL. While he’s not looking to be the star he was forced into trying to become with the Jets, there’s hope that Mark Sanchez could still revive his carer and give being a solid starting quarterback a try.

One outside the box way this could be done is to reunite with former USC Trojans head coach Pete Carroll in Seattle and serve as the Seahawks backup quarterback. ESPN.com scribe Rich Cimini suggested as much recently and it makes a ton of sense.

 If all else fails, he can reunite with his old college coach, Pete Carroll, serving as Russell Wilson’s backup for a year. That would give him a chance to reboot his career in a pressure-free environment.

It seems like a long shot, especially since the dwindling amount of veteran quarterbacks on the market could increase his value but it’s possible if fails to draw interest. The Jets would first need to release Sanchez, something that hasn’t happened yet, but if he’s cut and fails to latch on with the Buccaneers, Raiders or Texans, then a reunion with Carroll almost makes too much sense to not happen.

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