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Report: Vikings Exploring Trade For Mark Sanchez

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We know about the injury that happened to Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater just over 24 hours ago and how it shook up the quarterback depth chart for the purple. With this being the last day of August, the chances of there being quality quarterbacks just lying around for the taking are incredibly slim.

Hence, we get stories like this one.

Yes, the Vikings have apparently made inquiries to the Denver Broncos about the possibility of acquiring quarterback Mark Sanchez in a trade.

Sanchez is currently in Denver after he was traded there by the Philadelphia Eagles back in March for a conditional draft pick. The Broncos have named Trevor Siemian the starter at quarterback and invested a first-round pick in Paxton Lynch this past April, so there doesn’t appear to be much of a future for Sanchez in the Mile High City. There have been rumors swirling that Sanchez could end up getting cut by the Broncos (thereby relieving them of any need to send Philadelphia a draft pick for him). If that happens, though, there could be multiple teams competing for his services.

There is a connection between Sanchez and the Vikings in the person of Minnesota tight ends coach Pat Shurmur. Shurmur was the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia under Chip Kelly in 2014 and 2015 when Sanchez was there. It’s also worth noting that Sanchez was carried to back-to-back AFC Championship Games by a very good New York Jets defense in his first two NFL seasons in 2009 and 2010.

Basically, this is what we’ve been reduced to. . .attempting to actively talk ourselves into Mark Sanchez. Seriously, won’t somebody think of the bloggers?