Aug 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) watches as New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) drops back to pass during warmups before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Will the Chicago Bears land Mark Sanchez?


The Chicago Bears lost veteran back up quarterback Josh McCown to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McCown stepped up in a huge way for Chicago after starting quarterback Jay Cutler fell to two different injuries on two separate occasions.

McCown finished the year with the Bears with 1,829 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and one interception. Cutler finished the year with 2,621 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Most Bears fans thought there would be a quarterback controversy in Chicago yet again, but McCown and head coach Marc Trestman both knew that Cutler was the starting quarterback for this team.

As of right now, the only back up Chicago has for Cutler is Carson Palmer‘s brother, Jordan. Jordan hasn’t played much in his professional career, so knowing he’s the one who has to step up if Cutler goes down again, is a little concerning.

But what if the Bears brought in recently released New York Jet, Mark Sanchez? Sanchez worked with now Chicago Bears quarterback coach Matt Cavanaugh. Cavanuagh worked with Sanchez from 2009 to 2012 before leaving for Chicago.

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery was asked about Mark Sanchez and this is what he had to say:

“At some point we’ll probably bring in a bunch of veterans after this wave of free agency – this first and second way – and we take a look at who’s still looking for an opportunity. And we’ll bring them in and we’ll try them out and we may sign another one.” – Phil Emery via CSN Chicago.

Sanchez has 12,092 passing yards, 68 touchdowns with 69 interceptions in his career. Not the best numbers in the league, but could turn things around.

Usually all someone needs to get things on track is a fresh start. But will it be in Chicago? I highly doubt it.

Breathe easy Bears fans, breathe easy.

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  • Tim Haworth

    He can butt fumble his way to some other city.