Bart Scott thinks Mark Sanchez can be a top backup QB

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New CBS analyst Bart Scott offered quite the endorsement for former teammate Mark Sanchez.

Sort of.

Scott offered some backhanded praise of the quarterback everyone assumes will be a former Jet soon.

“Can Sanchez go out and be a player in this league? Absolutely,” Scott told Metro’s Kristian Dyer. “For me, right now, he’d be one of the top backups in the league.”

Scott did add that he thought Sanchez would benefit from a change of scenery, pointing out that others have followed the same path.

“It doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of him. Remember Steve Young? Quarterbacks can play another 12 years in this league,” Scott said. “The story isn’t completed yet; the book isn’t even half-written yet. Hopefully he goes to a place where he has some weapons with great coaches, great coordinators and help continue to develop him.

“I don’t think it is over for Mark. It just may not be New York for him right now.”

There are more teams looking for starters or solid backups than there are available quarterbacks this offseason, so Sanchez should get another shot somewhere.

But finding the right spot, with all those conditions Scott noted, might be a lot tougher for Sanchez to find.