Giants eyeing Mark Sanchez?

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network believes the Giants may be interested in former Jets QB Mark Sanchez:

According to a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Eagles are planning on signing backup quarterback Mark Sanchez.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Not sure what to think of this. Why would the Giants want him?

He’s damaged goods (shoulder), and not just physically. Do they have something else cooking (Ryan Nassib) perhaps?

All of this is contingent on Sanchez passing a physical, which is questionable at this point in time. The Jets classified Sanchez as “waived/failed physical” upon his release this past weekend.


He can be a quality backup. I don't think the giants will go through with it, but it wouldn't be the worst decision in the world.


As someone who watches the Jets, Why in gods name are the Giants interested in Sanchez?

Can they improve him? Possibly, but that would involve giving him playing time.

Aside from Sanchez's inacuracy and mistiming, he doesn't see the field.  He looks for the dump off, and throws picks and fumbles worse than Eli did last year,

They wont get much for Nassib.


Trade Nassib for a choice draft pick and invite Sanchize to camp.

I never hated Sanchez, he seemed to be as good as the players they put in front of him. 

When the Jets had receivers and OL and a running game they went deep into the playoffs, when he had none of those he looked awful, kind of like a poor-man's Eli when Eli is at his worst.  Last year Eli had a bad year due to NO protection, receivers who didn't do their homework and no running game, sooooo I think Sanchez in a good team in a good system is pretty serviceable, not the dog Jets fans make him out to be.   Then again he is is hurt thanks to Marvin Austen's hit on him (just before Austen was cut by us) 

So perhaps he'd look better as a target in Eagle Green


The jets went deep into the playoffs in spite of him. He was the weakest link on that team. Their defense was the best in the league and their offense had a solid oline and a good run game. He is a game manager, and not even a great one. No, he isn't as terrible as most make him out to be - but I still wouldn't want him. Could he come in and win a game or two if Eli got hurt? Sure. But I would rather go with the cheaper potential unknown in Nassib.

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@rico  He needs to prove he's healthy before anything happens