Mark Sanchez. Probably not a name Buffalo Bills fans had hoped to hear in connection to their quarterback situation.
With E.J. Manuel and Jeff Tuel the only quarterbacks on the Bills roster new head coach Rex Ryan spoke to the teams official website saying the teams options were open including Sanchez who is set to become a free agent.
“Certainly, he’ll be a guy under consideration,” said Ryan. “We’ll explore every avenue. If we think there’s a free agent like Mark or somebody else out there that we think can help us, then we’ll absolutely explore it. We’ve briefly talked about some possibilities out there. We’ll definitely look into anybody that we think can help us.”
Ryan tried not to throw Manuel under the bus praising the skills that Ryan scouted ahead of the 2013 NFL Draft.
“I know EJ is somebody that we looked at when he came out,” said Ryan. “I feel like he has a lot of traits that you look for in a quarterback. He’s smart, he’s dedicated. I think he has movement skills. I’d like to see him use his legs more than he has. He’ll certainly be given an opportunity here. That doesn’t mean we are set at the quarterback position. We talked about how it’s an evaluation process right now. We’ll do whatever is in the best interest of the Buffalo Bills.”
The Bills lack a first round pick after training up to get Sammy Watkins last season. With a weak free agent class and a think draft of quarterbacks the Bills could have to wait another season to find their signal caller.