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Mark Sanchez | Quarterback

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: USC
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Mark Sanchez completed 23-of-36 passes for 292 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 17 win at the Giants.
Sanchez took over as the Eagles' starter following Nick Foles' season-ending Week 9 injury. At the time, the Eagles were 6-2. It was an ideal situation for Sanchez to earn a huge payday in free agency this spring, operating Chip Kelly's quarterback-friendly scheme for a playoff-bound team. But turnovers really plagued Sanchez, who went 4-4 as a starter and threw 11 interceptions against 14 touchdowns. The tape showed that he's a notch below NFL starter caliber. Sanchez will certainly attract interest from quarterback-starved teams, but the Eagles will likely be content to roll with Foles in 2015 while bringing in other long-term options for Kelly. Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:40:00 PM

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Coach Chip Kelly said Mark Sanchez, not Matt Barkley, will start Week 17's meaningless finale against the Giants.

With Sanchez's one-year contract set to expire, there's been a lot of talk in Philadelphia that Barkley should start Sunday so the Eagles can see what they have. Kelly doesn't want to hear it. It's both an indictment of Barkley and affirmation that Kelly is going to play this game to win -- not evaluate. The Eagles have lost three straight games under Sanchez, getting eliminated from the playoffs while Week 1 starter Nick Foles (collarbone) continues to rehab. Foles' rookie deal is up after the 2015 season.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 08:23:00 AM

Mark Sanchez completed 37-of-50 passes for 374 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Saturday's Week 16 loss to the Redskins.

Sanchez also fumbled on the opening series and took three sacks. Despite the stat line, Sanchez checked down to Zach Ertz and Riley Cooper for most of the game, targeting them 25 times. Sanchez's late fourth-quarter interception set up a game-winning field for Washington and all but ends the Eagles postseason chances. The Eagles now need a Dallas loss to stay alive in the playoffs.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 08:10:00 PM

Mark Sanchez completed just 17-of-28 passes for 252 yards and two interceptions in Sunday night's Week 15 loss the Cowboys.

It was another disastrous start from Sanchez, who was sacked four times and threw two costly second-half interceptions. Nearly a third of his yards came on a short pass that Jeremy Maclin turned into a 72-yarder. Sanchez's play the last two games has the Eagles in danger of missing the playoffs. With Nick Foles a candidate to return next week, Sanchez could be relegated to backup duties.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:07:00 AM

Mark Sanchez struggled mightily in the Eagles' 24-14, Week 14 loss to the Seahawks, completing just 10-of-20 passes for 96 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Sanchez added a seven-yard rush. Sanchez simply didn't stand much of a chance against the Legion of Boom, as the Seahawks were ferocious near the line of scrimmage. No one on the Eagles played well, including LeSean McCoy, who lost a fumble. Sanchez's pick was a Jets-type throw that completely missed Riley Cooper in the middle of the field. Sanchez has been fairly predictable as an Eagle, shining in good matchups and struggling in tough spots. He has a nice Week 15 spot in a Cowboys team the Eagles dominated on Thanksgiving.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:51:00 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 20-of-29 passes for 217 yards with one touchdown in Thursday's Week 13 win over the Cowboys, adding seven carries for 28 yards and a rushing score.

Sanchez didn't have any turnovers coming off his two interceptions against the Titans. He scored on a two-yard read-option on the Eagles' opening drive, and threw a 27-yard touchdown to Jordan Matthews. Sanchez is averaging 281 yards and has an 8:6 TD/INT ratio in five games (four starts). He'll be a QB2 option in Week 14 against Seattle.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 08:16:00 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 30-of-43 passes for 307 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Titans.

Sanchez was not particularly sharp, making a fistful of ill-advised throws -- two of which were picked off. But in this Chip Kelly (god of offense) scheme, it doesn't matter much. Just like Nick Foles, the sheer number of plays combined with a unique ability to get receivers open leads to big-time box scores. Sanchez has now started three games as an Eagle and produced three 300-yard days to go with five touchdowns and four interceptions during those starts. He'll be a reasonable QB1 start at Dallas on Thanksgiving.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:27:00 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 26-of-44 passes for 346 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Green Bay.

Sanchez was far, far worse than these numbers looked. Going into a very difficult spot in a frigid Lambeau Field, he got pick-sixed, botched an exchange with LeSean McCoy, lost a high snap and overthrew open receivers. The Eagles were down 30-6 at halftime and 39-6 midway through the third quarter. Then Sanchez got into garbage-time mode, finding his favorite target Jordan Matthews repeatedly and piling up nearly all of his numbers. Despite the shaky performance, we'd bet strongly on Sanchez bouncing back in a big way at home against the Titans in Week 12. It's an ideal spot.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 07:55:00 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 20-of-37 passes for 332 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Eagles' 45-21, Week 10 clubbing of the Panthers on Monday night.

Making his first start in 23 months, Sanchez passed all the tests, though his completion percentage obviously leaves a bit to be desired. Sanchez was simply dropped into Chip Kelly's offense, and the up-tempo system fits his skills perfectly. He moved around the pocket, moved defenders with pump-fakes, and showed plus arm strength after undergoing shoulder surgery last year. It's confirmation that this offense can make Sanchez a shoo-in QB1. He found rookie Jordan Matthews on both of his touchdown passes, hooking up with Matthews seven times for 138 yards in total. The Packers are up next for Sanchez and the 7-2 Eagles.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 11:43:00 PM

The Philly Inquirer's Jeff McLane suggests Mark Sanchez could be the Eagles' starting quarterback for the rest of the season and "possibly the playoffs."

It's more confirmation that Nick Foles (broken collarbone) can be dropped in 12- and 14-team fantasy leagues. McLane and ESPN's Adam Schefter set Foles' timetable at 6-8 weeks, and that may even be on the optimistic side. It sounds like a very similar injury to Aaron Rodgers' last year. Coming in cold off the bench Sunday, Sanchez completed 4-of-4 targets to Jeremy Maclin for gains of 52, 7, 21, and an eight-yard touchdown. Sanchez struggles to throw the ball outside the numbers, however, which could put a dent in Riley Cooper's already limited fantasy appeal.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:21:00 PM

When asked about Mark Sanchez's performance Sunday, coach Chip Kelly said, "I don't think we missed a beat offensively."

In three quarters of relief work, Sanchez completed 15-of-22 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions as the Eagles won at Houston 31-21. One of the picks was not his fault as it clanged off the hands of Josh Huff. With Nick Foles (broken collarbone) out anywhere from 4-8 weeks, it should not shock any fantasy owners if Sanchez can return QB1 value for the indefinite future. Foles was struggling with mechanics, holding the ball too long and making poor decisions, yet was still averaging 291.2 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game. Sanchez also outplayed Foles in preseason action, for what it's worth.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 10:19:00 AM

Mark Sanchez completed 15-of-22 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 9 win at Houston.

Nick Foles went down at the very end of the first quarter with a possible broken collarbone. Sanchez came on and didn't miss a beat, operating the fastbreak Chip Kelly scheme like a guy that 62 career NFL starts under his belt. Chip also showed plenty of confidence in Sanchez, calling a play-action bomb to Jeremy Maclin on his very first play. With Foles likely out an extended period and the Eagles facing the Panthers in Week 10, Sanchez will be a priority add for anyone in need of a quarterback. In three preseason games this year, he was extremely impressive: 25-of-31 for 281 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 06:15:00 PM

A person with knowledge of the situation told USA Today there's "no chance" Mark Sanchez would want to reunite with OC Brian Schottenheimer in St. Louis.

Through three preseason games, Sanchez has been excellent in Chip Kelly's offensive system. We've seen him play in Schotty's, and the results weren't pretty. At age 27, Sanchez is content to spend one year as a backup. He can enter free agency next March, and will likely pursue a chance to start.
Source: USA Today
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 07:20:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Eagles would need "something very strong" to consider trading Mark Sanchez.

Some folks have floated the idea of St. Louis trading for Sanchez after losing Sam Bradford to a re-torn ACL. We'd strongly bet against it. The Eagles are "really happy" with Sanchez as Nick Foles' backup, and Sanchez's relationship with Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer is not the best. Sanchez has been terrific this preseason. He has a 9.06 YPA, 80.6 completion rate, and two TDs.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Mark Sanchez will not play in the Eagles' fourth preseason game against the Jets.

Matt Barkley will start and play most of the game, confirming Sanchez is the No. 2 quarterback in Philly. Originally billed as a camp battle, Sanchez has easily bested Barkley for the backup job. Sanchez has completed 25-of-31 passes for 281 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception this preseason.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:56:00 AM