Mark Sanchez Open To Rams Trade Only If He Can Be Assured Of Backup Job
PHILADELPHIA – Eagles QB Mark Sanchez, The subject of much trade speculation after the season ending injury to Rams QB Sam Bradford, insisted to reporters today that he would only be interested in a move from Philadelphia to St. Louis if he could be assured of the second string backup role, according to sources within the Eagles front office.
“Look, I’m a sixth year veteran. I shouldn’t have to prove myself to anybody,” said Sanchez. “I’m not going to go to St. Louis and compete for a backup job like some fifth-round rookie. My body of work speaks for itself, and I think I’ve earned the right to have that clipboard role just handed to me at this point.”
When asked by reporters if he wouldn’t prefer actually being the Rams starting QB, Sanchez made a dismissive motion with his hands, and replied, “Nope, nope, nope. Been there done that. Trust me, a starting quarterback gets nothing but grief, man. Everyone’s always bitching and moaning at you. It’s all, ’blah-blah-blah, your QB rating,’ or ‘wah-wah-wah, we lost another game,’ or ‘durr-durr-durr, how come you ran into that guy’s butt with your face?’ It’s all just a bunch of white noise. Who needs it? Being the backup is where it’s at.”