Mark Sanchez “a possibility” as backup QB for Seahawks

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Russell Wilson is currently the only quarterback under contract with the Seattle Seahawks following the release of Trevone Boykin on Tuesday.

Austin Davis, who served as Wilson’s backup last season, remains a free agent as well.

Seattle will need someone to serve in a reserve role to Wilson this season and a name with plenty of connections to Seattle’s coaching staff has come to the surface.

According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Mark Sanchez is “a possibility” being explored for the job.

Sanchez played for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll for a notable three, but not four, years at USC. He also had the most successful run of his career with the New York Jets under new Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. The Jets made the AFC Championship game twice with Sanchez at quarterback and Schottenheimer calling plays.

Carroll and Sanchez have long since patched up any hurt feelings over Carroll’s comments about Sanchez leaving USC with a year of eligibility remaining as well.

Given Sanchez’s experience with Schottenheimer, he would make sense for Seattle to bring in to serve in a backup capacity.

Sanchez spent last season with the Chicago Bears, but did not appear in a game.

22 responses to “Mark Sanchez “a possibility” as backup QB for Seahawks

  1. Some of these backup QBs must have the greatest agents or the best gotcha pics. I just don’t understand how some of these names keep ending up on rosters.

  2. At this point why doesn’t the Seahawks sign BOTH Manziel AND Kap and let them duke it out for the 3rd string QB position. Then we can stop hearing a from the media how their both being blackballed.

  3. It’s amazing to me how the NFL will recycle some guys who have no talent and pay them millions of dollars.

  4. Poor Mark Sanchez, I feel bad for him.
    Oh, wait. He’s made $60 million!!!!

    Tell you what, I’d like to be a bad at what I do and make a tenth of that in 9 years.
    Plus get to hang out with a pro team, and practice with pros and use pro trainers.
    What a hard life.

    My question is – he stinks, why not give a younger QB a chance. Jacoby Brissett and Tyrod Taylor turned out better than Sanchez, so why not look for another guy like that. Maybe you find someone who you can trade.
    Other than turnovers, what can Sanchez do?

  5. Hard pass. I’d rather we took any of the mobile QB’s out there that still need a job. Someone who can replicate Wilson’s game and the playbook that will be designed to fit Russ and a Russ clone backup.

  6. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’d much rather Johnny Football than this guy. At least Manziel plays a similar style to Russ, so if he went down the adjustment wouldn’t be as difficult

  7. Makes sense. Sanchez has played for both coaches. Russ better be more ready to run than he was last season, for the OL is not going to be good. And last year Russ looked slowwwww, and very catch-able. Too much time in the spotlight and not focused on football Russ? Sad too, Russ totally embarrassed himself in the pre Pro Bowl QB exhibition rating a lowly 5 of 5 in the accuracy dep’t. Russ can’t read a defense and can’t throw an accurate pass. # don’t be a homer tell it like it is

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