It was announced on Sunday afternoon that the St. Louis Rams will once again be without starting quarterback Sam Bradford, who suffered a tear of his left ACL on Saturday night against the Cleveland Browns. With this news, many are wondering whether or not the Rams will stick with backup Shaun Hill as the starter, or if they will bring in an experienced veteran that could be available. Like current Philadelphia Eagles backup Mark Sanchez, for instance.
Yes, with the news recently that Chip Kelly would be more than happy to part ways with the former Jets starter if the right offer was made, Sanchez’s name has already been thrown out there as a potential replacement.
However, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, while all the pieces might fit, Sanchez might end up being too expensive to acquire.
Sanchez connection to a potential #Rams trade makes sense with Brian Schottenheimer. But he’s played real well in Philly. Would be expensive
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2014
Again, all of the pieces do fit, especially the Schottenheimer connection, but the Rams ultimately won’t have enough for Sanchez, whose stock has risen recently with the tremendous preseason that he’s been having for the Eagles.
Their other option, obviously, is to take their chances with Hill for this year, and if it turns out badly, grab themselves a Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston next May.