When the news broke that St.Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford had torn his ACL and will miss the entire 2014 NFL season, there was immediate speculation that the Rams would target Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez as their new starter.
But many came to shut down the idea of Sanchez playing in St. Louis as quickly as possible. Sanchez, who spoke on the situation to CSN Philly, was among them.
“I think they would say something or my agent would say something,” Sanchez said, via CSNPhilly.com. “If those people aren’t talking to me about it, I seriously doubt it’s happening.”
Tom Pellisero of USA Today reported that there was “no chance” that Sanchez would want to leave the Eagles.
Now, we can add ESPN’s Adam Schefter to the list of people that doesn’t expect such a move to go down.
“Mark Sanchez is not going to end up in St Louis with the Rams” – @AdamSchefter on NFL LIVE
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 26, 2014
Schefter has one of the best track records among sports reporters, so when he says a deal isn’t happening, a deal almost certainly isn’t happening.
Still, the Rams would be wise to explore options outside of their own building. Current starter Shaun Hill has appeared in just 34 games in his 13-year career and provides very little upside.
But Rams coach Jeff Fisher has called Hill his “guy,” so don’t expect a move to be made in the short-term.