Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/10/12
Mark Sanchez was almost a Seahawk. When he was available in the draft back in 2009, the Seahawks supposedly were strongly considering him. They instead went with a guy considered to be a safe bet, in linebacker Aaron Curry. Curry didn’t work out for the Seahawks and they eventually traded him to the Raiders for a pair of picks. Curry didn’t do much in Seattle and spent most of this year on the Raiders’ physically unable to perform list. Sanchez has been the starting quarterback on two AFC championship teams. If we were to go back to 2009, and the Seahawks had a chance to take Sanchez over Curry, I’d still hope they wouldn’t do it. Sanchez is a guy that the media constantly characterizes as having a fragile ego. He does not deal with competition well. He struggles to get his head right when his team is losing. These are not traits you want in a quarterback. Your quarterback needs to be a leader. He needs to be the guy that makes his teammates stand up and say, “That’s my quarterba...
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