Aug 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez (3) throws the ball during the second half of a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Rumors: Mark Sanchez to the St. Louis Rams?

In the latest edition of NFL Trade Rumors, we explore the possibility of QB Mark Sanchez being traded to the St. Louis Rams, who have a serious need at the position now that Sam Bradford is done for the season.

Last week, we wondered if the Eagles would deal Sanchez to a team that could use some quarterback help. I talked about how the Eagles might not want to trade their backup quarterback:

The Eagles desperately need Sanchez, whether they’re willing to admit it or not. The quarterback talent in the league is extremely thin, and Sanchez is one of the few backups in the NFL that has experience winning on a big stage.

Many will remember the butt-fumble, but Sanchez has done a lot right since entering the league in 2009.

One fact remains… the Eagles need Sanchez. But could a team like the Rams make an offer the Eagles can’t refuse?

Now, rumors have surfaced that the QB doesn’t want to leave Philadelphia, but it’s ultimately up to both teams…something that could decide his future.

The Rams need help. As Sam Bradford is done for the year with a torn ACL, St. Louis has to make a move, no matter how much they want to claim that Shaun Hill “is their guy” or “is the best option”. Hill can fill in mid-game if something freaky happens, but he isn’t a weapon that the Rams can lean on throughout the 2014 season.

Behind Hill, there’s Garrett Gilbert and Austin Davis – who both look nice on the depth chart, but won’t be able to make an impact against the Richard Sherman’s of the world.

Take this into consideration: the Rams need Sanchez, the Eagles could use some help at receiver. St. Louis can afford to give up a player or two defensively and offensively, particularly at receiver.

What about someone like Brian Quick or Chris Givens? Wouldn’t the Eagles benefit from another weapon in the receiving corps?

A trade makes sense, but the right players have to be involved for it all to work.

Can it happen? Sure.

Will it happen? That’s likely up to those on the Eagles side.

Tags: Mark Sanchez Nfl Trade Rumors Philadelphia Eagles Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams

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