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How About Mark Sanchez as Aaron Rodgers’ Backup?

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Well, quarterback Mark Sanchez AKA Nacho! AKA Sanchise AKA Buttfumble was cut by the New York Jets on Friday. So where might he end up? How about the Green Bay Packers?

That’s what some guy from NFL.com suggests, although the Packers aren’t No. 1 on the list. It’s all the same reasons you’ve heard before.

The Packers have ignored their backup spot for far too long. For all his faults, Sanchez is superior to the noodle-armed Matt Flynn, who has yet to be re-signed. Scott Tolzien showed flashes last season, but Sanchez would give Green Bay a former starter with playoff experience. If it’s not Sanchez, the Packers remain on the hook to grab a strong No. 2 behind Aaron Rodgers.

For as many reasons as we could make fun of Nacho! — and there are plenty — him playing for the Packers makes some sense. The guy has won playoff games. He has the physical tools. A little time with Mike McCarthy, supposed quarterback guru, could probably do him some good.

So what say you?

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. TyKo Steamboat March 22, 2014

    Hahahaha. Trent Dilfer & Colin Cowherd said Mark Sanchez was the next Tom Brady. Hahahaha

    This wouldn’t be terrible…but I like Matt Flynn as a # 2.

    About 5 years ago Rodgers said of the photo above “Get real, man.” So there might be some friction there. Sanchez was a # 5 overall pick years ago…So McCarthy could see Sanchez as another rebuilding QB project.

    At the end of the day, when Sanchez was the starter….he was the worst QB in the NFL. 32 of 32. & that hair style with the head band thingy makes him look like a total pussy

  2. dean sanders March 22, 2014

    Connor Shaw 5th round

  3. Ivomitonvikingfans March 22, 2014

    Nah thanks. He really enjoys that 16 yr old age of consent in Jersey. So its Giants/Jets or off to Thailand for this tool.

    1. E. Wolf March 22, 2014

      The age of consent is 14-16 in most of Europe. Sorry but age of consent of 18 is insane. 16-17 year-olds are not children.

      1. Savage57 March 23, 2014

        Clearly, you’ve never had any 16 or 17 year olds.

        1. E. Wolf March 23, 2014

          Just because a 16 or 17 year old is less mature than, say a 20 year old does not mean they are children. Just as the relative immaturity of a 19-20 year-old compared to a 25-30 year old does not make them “children.”
          To quote The Governor from “Walking Dead” (which sure does suck by the way): Adolescence is a 20th Century invention.
          All of this is quite tangential of course. This legal fiction that someone even a day shy of 18 years is a pet peeve of mine.

          1. TyKo Steamboat March 23, 2014

            Well…a lot of my questions about a few of you guys just got answered here…

          2. E. Wolf March 23, 2014

            And what does that mean, exactly?

          3. Ivomitonvikingfans March 24, 2014

            Have daughters of your own and see how you feel. You are a fucking loser if you are 24 and hitting it with high school sophomores. An ass full of birdshot is what this jackass needs.

          4. Captain Obvious March 24, 2014

            Thank You!

          5. E. Wolf March 24, 2014

            At Ivomitonvikingsfans,

            My comments can in no way be construed as either approval or disapproval of such conduct. My comments are simply astute observations about human physiology and sexuality and legal standards that exist throughout much of the Western World, and about a third of the states here.
            As to having daughters of my own, yes it seems to me that parenting should be the critical factor. Don’t want your teen princess slutting around with some 22 year-old dude (or half the football team or whatever)? THEN DO A BETTER JOB OF PARENTING!

          6. And there’s Wolf getting the last word in as always. I can’t believe I’m going to type this, but I miss PF4L and the way he used to make you look like such a douche. But you pretty much do that for yourself

          7. E. Wolf March 24, 2014

            So instead of actually engaging me in discussion and exchange of ideas, you call me silly names. That means I win.

          8. Ivomitonvikingfans March 24, 2014

            Yeah you win. Have fun at Prom this year.

          9. E. Wolf March 25, 2014

            Why do you have to personalize it? By your logic, someone must be a drug fiend because they support some reform of our drug laws. My grandmother, who is in her 90s, thinks some drugs should be legalized to take the criminal element out of it. By your logic, she must be a pothead, and a crackhead too.

  4. thatguy188 March 22, 2014

    Dean, I don’t hear that guys name often enough. I don’t understand why he doesn’t get more rep, Connor Shaw single handenly was the reason South Carolina is where they are. Heck just last season he was out for a game, came in in the 4th quarter even though he was hurt cause they were sucking it up and he won the game comeback. He’s done that over & over and honestly I think he’s better than AJ McCarron.

    65.5% comp
    56 TDs (plus 17 rushing TDs, 1683 yds total)
    16 INTs

    Anyways, I do like Flynn also. The heck with that Nacho guy

  5. Zippy Joe March 22, 2014

    San-cheese would be an interesting addition to the Packers. On one hand he has AFC Championship game experience. Any decent QB coach should want to help him regain his confidence by modifying his post-shoulder surgery approach to the game.

    On the other hand San-cheese whiz might be better suited to play for a team where he has a decent chance to start. St. Louis has been suggested. How humble is he since surgery and losing the NYC limelight? Does he even speak to his former USC teammates?

    I think Matt Flynn is the ideal back-up for Rodgers. A more important concern is center. Either we pick up a free agent, stay w/ untested JC Tretter, or draft one. The position is too important not to invest in a quality player. Is Alex Mack even a possibility?

    1. BZ in BA March 23, 2014

      I agree that C is a concern, but I can’t see TT drafting one very high (ala Pouncey). I have high hope for Tretter, but we will have to see him in action, and he will have to stay injury-free.

      1. Abe Frohman March 24, 2014

        Barclay at Center.

  6. the real russ letlow March 22, 2014

    No. No. and No. And did I mention, NO! I would much rather have Matt Flynn and his “noodle” arm than Mark Sanchez any day. The Jets absolutely destroyed any confidence he had. He’s toast. Book ’em, Dano. P.S. that’s why I don’t read much from NFL.com.

  7. Remedy March 22, 2014

    Get the fuck outa here

    1. Iltarion March 22, 2014

      Props. Concise and pointed.

  8. James March 22, 2014

    Oh, come on!

    Are you posting this blog because you read Marc Sessler’s article on NFL.com?

    Why don’t we sign Josh Freeman also?

    It would be moronic to sign Sanchez. I’d rather stick with Seneca Wallace.

  9. Chad Lundberg March 22, 2014

    No. Sanchez is ok when the run game is good. He’s absolutely terrible without it. There were reports that the other team mates were fed up with him because he was so incredibly lazy.

    Where’s Colt McCoy?

  10. Ted March 22, 2014

    Hahaha I would rather commit suicide then but Sanchez on the Packers

  11. MADCity Packer Fan March 22, 2014

    No Sanchez lol

  12. GBslacker March 22, 2014

    Sanchez was on a team with a good defense; he wasn’t the difference maker.

    Pair him with the 25th defense in a new system and you’ve got the next “project” disaster brewing.

    I hope Tolzien comes on as it looks like McCarthy won’t accommodate the noodle-arm with his play calling.

  13. CB March 22, 2014


    1. TyKo Steamboat March 22, 2014

      you make a good point.

  14. Iltarion March 22, 2014


    The Playboy of NYC in little Green Bay WI?? That’s funny shit.

    Matt Flynn got the Packers in the playoffs last season. I don’t care if he throws the ball two-handed as long as he gets the job done.

    If I see that noodle-dick Mark Sessler of NFL.com, I’ll be kicking him in the face and sticking him in a room to watch the 2nd half of the Dallas game on loop. Dumb ass.

  15. Pastordad March 22, 2014

    You are generally pretty smart with your ideas and suggestions…but this USC guys is like the rest of late not worth the money or time … Might be better to bring back Seneca then Sanchez and I wouldn’t want that..might have to sell my stock.

  16. Old Man At The Gym March 22, 2014

    Two Words: “Butt Fumble”

  17. Howard March 22, 2014

    How the hell can some dumbass compare Flynn to Sanchez and indicate Flynn has a noodle arm. Granted Flynn doesn’t have the strongest arm; however one of the reasons Sanchez is no longer with the Jets is clear. Sanchez could not pass the ball in cold, windy, or wet weather condition. That is clearly a sign of a weak arm or no determination under adverse conditions.

    At least Flynn can or will throw the ball in adverse weather conditions and shows determination when circumstances are not ideal.

    Sanchez if he wants to play needs to go to a warm weather team and hope he doesn’t have to play in cold weather or under less than perfect conditions.

  18. AZPackFan2000 March 22, 2014

    Why not bring in Ryan Leaf? Jesus, this guy can’t tell which team he plays for anymore. How many picks did he toss that were nowhere near his receivers? I’d rather stick with Flynn for now. He knows the system and seems to have some success in it.

  19. E. Wolf March 22, 2014

    I am not sure if living in NYC gives me a unique perspective or not. We hear too much abot the Jets and Giants here but it seems to be that way nationwide as well.
    He is portrayed in an even worse light here locally than nationally. More likely than not the guy was always going to be a bust. But getting taken by Rex Ryan–who has no business being a head coach, and should be strictly limited to the role of defensive coordinator–sure did not help.
    Sanchez was drafted FIVE years ago. It would seem that the die is cast. It would be interesting to see what would happen if a coach better suited to developing quarterbacks could do, PROVIDED it is not Mike McCarthy and the Packers. The novelty of seeing what he can do from here onward is subjugated to what is in the best interest of the Packers. THAT is all I care about. Not only would this guy more likely than not continue to be a disaster, but he would bring the media circus focused around him here as well.

  20. BearDownPackUp March 22, 2014

    I Live in Jersey and, amidst the ire of my Jet-fan friends, have UNMERCIFULLY SHAT on Mark Sanchez since the day he was drafted. I mean, juuuusstt verbally punished him due to his ineptitude at the quarterback position and his folly-filled “highlights”.

    If we pick him up, I will IMMEDIATELY drop a notch or 6 on the football fan friends’ totem pole (and shit). And I dont need that right now. Teddy T; hold me down, big guy…

  21. vj March 23, 2014

    We are seriously fine with what we have in Tolzein…and hopefully Flynn pending an affordable re signing.

    Draft and develop a guy in the latter rounds or as an undrafted free agent. What about a kid like Keith Price or Tajh Boyd…or Brett Smith out of Wyoming? Shaw would be ok too…he’s exactly 6′ though…maybe just under.

    I remember I was laughing when the Jets picked Sanchez…just like I did when the Queens reached on Ponder.

  22. rebelgb March 23, 2014

    This article is funny. Yet a dividing force on our site. On the one hand, the simple idea of a Mark Sanchez as a QB for the Pack is somewhat a news story, the actual factual basis behind such a move is stupid, watered down, and a tool of bad journalism to excite and bring about unneeded debate.

    Sanchez is the holy grail of pieces of shit. He has no arm, loves to have sex with women who barely pass the minimum age based upon state borders, and probably does blow like my man Leo in the Wolf……

    Does ANYONE, and im going to swear for emphasis: FUCKING ANYONE believe for a second that the Green Bay FUCKING Packers are going to hire this guy>?

    Heres some advice Monty: Shut down the site till the draft. I feel like Scott Peterson here…

  23. BZ in BA March 23, 2014

    I actually like Flynn as a backup. He knows the system really well, and performed admirably last year when AR went down. I don’t know what more we can ask – any back-up is going to be challenged if they have to take over the show for an extended period of time, and apparently the learning curve with MM’s offense is really steep. I think we are better off with what we have. I also doubt Flynn’s price is going to be unreasonable given the facts that: A) he already had a really decent payday (thanks to the Shehawks), and after NOT getting the job done in Seattle and Oakland, it is doubtful that there will be too many potential suitors. His 6 (or 7?) TD game against the Lions is still one of my all time favorites.

  24. nurseratchett March 23, 2014

    I’d rather have Rex Ryan as the D coordinator.

  25. TyKo Steamboat March 23, 2014

    You guys that like Tolzien must have just read about the results of the Packers football games in the papers the next day & not actually watched the games on T.V.

    1. Old Man At The Gym March 23, 2014

      My views exactly.

    2. Captain Obvious March 23, 2014

      Thank You

    3. ay hombre March 24, 2014

      Totally disagree. Tolzien had zero preparation and looked decent stepping in cold for Seneca Wallace. Granted, he did look like shit the following week when he was relieved by Flynn who rode in on his white horse, but the guy makes quick reads and fucking slings it. Tolzien has a cannon compared to Flynn and given some time in the system, I believe he will eventually be the number 2. Also a well known fact is Tolzien’s work ethic is off the charts while Flynn has a history and/or label of getting out-worked.

      I like Flynn and Tolzien and hope they both stick.

      1. Abe Frohman March 24, 2014

        Flynn’s problem was not necessarily getting outworked. He had tendonitis in the elbow of his throwing arm. That’s why he couldn’t practice. But being unavailable is part of the problem…

  26. Ed west March 23, 2014

    Flynn has a weak arm. It’s to bad but true. I don’t see him back. Look at the pick six vs steelers. Dead arm.

  27. lars March 23, 2014

    Yea and ACME Packing co. posted this story as well. Geez.

    Flynn has a weak/bum arm. Remember the 1990’s when Wolf drafted or traded for studs like Favre, Hasselbeck, Brunnel, Brooks and had Kurt Warner for a brief time. Now, we’re looking at complete garbage like Sanchez, Vince Young, Wallace, Coleman, Brohm, Ingle Martin and years of Graham Harrell and Matt Flynn. Uggg.

  28. Dick Trickle "33" March 25, 2014

    E. Wolf is a child molester?? Does his parole officer know that he is still on the internet?