As soon as the New York Jets released quarterback Mark Sanchez, the St. Louis Rams emerged as a potential suitor because of the relationship that Sanchez had with current Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
When the two men worked together in New York, the Jets reached back-to-back AFC Championship Games and Sanchez had the most productive years of his career.
However, it appears that the interest from St. Louis is not as high as many would have imagined, with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch calling the interest "tepid at best."
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher spoke about the team's interest in Sanchez during the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, but there was no ringing endorsement.
“I’d say there is interest,” Fisher said. “I can’t say how much. I do not have a backup [quarterback] with experience right now.”
While Fisher seems to be playing it cool, it would be a surprise if the Rams didn't at least see what the market is like for Sanchez considering their uncertainty at quarterback. With Sam Bradford coming off of a torn ACL and no real capable backup, Sanchez may be the best option remaining on the market.