Because of Sam Bradford’s injury and the presence of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, the Rams were among the early list of possibilities for former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
And now, coach Jeff Fisher confirms that interest is real.
“I’d say that there is interest. I can’t say how much. But there certainly would be interest,” Fisher told Jim Corbett of USA Today. “I don’t have a backup with experience on the roster right now.”
Bradford is five months out from his torn ACL, and could still be ready for the start of the regular season. But the Rams only have Austin Davis behind him, after losing Kellen Clemens to the Chargers in free agency.
And it’s worth pointing out that Sanchez’s most effective years were with Schottenheimer, who was calling plays for the Jets when Sanchez was at the wheel for back-to-back AFC Championship Game runs (which included four road playoff wins).
“Brian had a good relationship with Mark,” Fisher said. “He’s just learning. He’s been to the AFC Championship game a couple of times, so he’s been there.”
The Rams have insisted they’re committed to Bradford, but having a better grade of backup would be wise also, as they enter a year with increased pressure to win.