As the Rams decide what to do about the quarterback position in light of the latest torn ACL suffered by starter Sam Bradford, plenty of potential trade options will emerge.
One of the most obvious candidates is Eagles backup Mark Sanchez. He played for Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer in New York.
Then again, Sanchez played just well enough for Schottenheimer to get Schottenheimer eventually pushed out.
Despite the up-and-down experiences for Sanchez under Schottenheimer in New York, Rams coach Jeff Fisher acknowledged during the offseason that the team had interest in Sanchez, who at the time was a free agent.
“I’d say that there is interest,” Fisher said at the time. “I can’t say how much. But there certainly would be interest. I don’t have a backup with experience on the roster right now.”
Despite the way things ended for Schottenheimer in New York, a reunion with Sanchez was regarded as a positive development.
“Brian had a good relationship with Mark,” Fisher said in March. “He’s just learning. He’s been to the AFC Championship game a couple of times, so he’s been there.”
Currently, Sanchez is under contract with the Eagles, and Shaun Hill has become the starter in St. Louis. The Eagles would want much more than a conditional seventh-round pick for Sanchez, especially in light of his impressive preseason performances in Philly. But Sanchez would have to unlearn the Chip Kelly system and re-learn Schottenheimer’s offense, which Sanchez last ran three years ago.
Still, it makes plenty of sense. Perhaps so much sense that the Eagles would want too much to make it happen.