Mark Sanchez was cut by the Jets Friday, and potential landing places him will depend on his desire to be a back-up or starter. Sanchez has underwhelmed statistically since he has been in the league since 2009. He has 12,092 yards, 68 touchdowns, 69 interceptions, 55.1% completion percentage and 71.7 QBR. He also is a winner and owns a lifetime 33-29 regular season record. In the postseason, Sanchez is even better with a 4-2 record and back-to-back AFC championship appearances.
There are not many staring jobs open in the NFL right now, and Sanchez is not a primetime quarterback. Any team that is in need of a signal caller is firmly planted within the top half of the draft this year and is expected to use their high pick on one of the many quarterbacks in this year’s draft. There is not a “can’t miss” guy that separates himself from the pack, which means there are more options for all teams. Figuring out where Sanchez will end up depends on his perception of what role he deserves; starter vs. back-up. If Sanchez is targeting a starting role, he may be unsatisfied with options. Teams like Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings are possible. Those teams also have top picks that can be used for a quarterback. If Sanchez is willing to be second of the bench for a team, then he could find a new team much sooner. Teams like the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, and Arizona Cardinals come to mind.
Written by: Nic Amanno
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