Aug. 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) walks off the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Jets win 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Buffalo Bills interested in Mark Sanchez

The New York Jets officially released former fifth overall selection Mark Sanchez in a move that had been anticipated for months.

Now the question becomes where will Sanchez call home in 2014?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Josh McCown and the Houston Texans traded for Matt Schaub, eliminating two potential destinations for player who helped lead the Jets to back-t0-back AFC Championship Game appearances his first two seasons in the NFL.

However, one team that makes sense for Sanchez is the Buffalo Bills, according to Jason LaCanfora.

The Bills drafted E.J. Manuel in the first round last season to be the team’s quarterback of the future, but the backup spots are occupied by Jeff Tuel and Thad Lewis who were forced to start last season after injuries to Manuel.

The Bills only threw 16 touchdowns last season with 15 interceptions, so Sanchez certainly could come in and compete for playing time and at the very least push Manuel to be the player Buffalo hopes he can be after they made him the only quarterback taken in the first round last year.

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  • Johnny Football

    Buffalo should (but won’t) draft a QB in the first round. If one of the top 4 QB’s are available at 9 and they don’t take them it is only because they would be admitting that EJ is a failure (which he is) and they REACHED taking him in the first round.

    Having said that, I would welcome Sanchez because unlike EJ at least he can throw the deep ball. What a waste it is having drafted Graham and Goodwin when EJ can’t hit them deep.

  • anon

    Terrible title and terrible article. One guy on twitter posting that in some way it may possibly make sense for the Bills to entertain the thought of signing Sanchez does not constitute a “Rumor that the Buffalo Bills are interested in Mark Sanchez”.

    • Marek Phillip Parker

      I was just about to post the same! This article seems to create the rumor.