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Mark Sanchez | Quarterback

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: USC
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Mark Sanchez (shoulder) hasn't been limited in OTAs.
Sanchez's "competition" with Matt Barkley can begin. Coach Chip Kelly will keep up the illusion that the job to back up Nick Foles is truly open for as long as possible, but Sanchez is the heavy favorite. May 29 - 4:10 PM

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Coach Chip Kelly expects a "real healthy competition" between newly-signed Mark Sanchez and second-year QB Matt Barkley to be Nick Foles' primary backup.

Sanchez was presumably brought in to handle the job, but Kelly praised Barkley's progress this offseason. "[Barkley] had a real good offseason in terms of training," Kelly said. "I think Matt's throwing better here and there, too." Neither quarterback will offer any threat to Foles' position atop the depth chart.
May 11 - 12:17 PM

Mark Sanchez (shoulder) said at his introductory press conference Friday said that he'll absolutely be ready for OTAs.

Yes, the Eagles gave their backup quarterback an introductory press conference. Sanchez underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder partway through last season after rehab wasn't doing the job. Nick Foles will run the first-team offense, while Sanchez, Matt Barkley, and G.J. Kinne work with the backups.
Mar 28 - 11:29 AM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Mark Sanchez's one-year deal with the Eagles is worth a "max" of $4 million.

Per Garafolo, the base value is worth "roughly half of that." It's very much a "prove it" deal for the longtime Jets starter, though he might not get a chance to prove anything if Nick Foles stays healthy. If Sanchez sits on the bench all season, his Gang Green stats aren't going to earn him any starting looks. Sanchez's deal is largely commensurate with "Checkdown" Charlie Whitehurst's. The "Sanchize" has fallen a long way.
Mar 27 - 11:18 PM

Eagles agreed to terms with QB Mark Sanchez, formerly of the Jets.

Although competition-minded coach Chip Kelly may not formally announce Sanchez as his No. 2 quarterback over Matt Barkley, that's what he'll be. Sanchez's signing is further proof that Kelly's offense doesn't require a fleet-footed quarterback, despite much presumption to the contrary. Sanchez is not a statue in the pocket, but isn't exactly a running threat. Sanchez offers loads of experience as a backup, but is the owner of a 71.7 career QB rating, and 55.1 completion percentage. Still only 27, Sanchez will likely attempt to parlay his stint with Kelly into a camp battle to start elsewhere in 2015.
Mar 27 - 1:17 PM

Mark Sanchez has reportedly passed his physical and will sign with the Eagles.

Sanchez arrived in Philadelphia Wednesday night. Team doctors have taken a look at his surgically-repaired right (throwing) shoulder and given it the green light, so we'd expect an official announcement shortly. Sanchez gives the Eagles an upgrade on Matt Barkley, who will now battle G.J. Kinne for third-string duties.
Mar 27 - 12:16 PM

Free agent Mark Sanchez is currently in Philadelphia, and will take a physical with the Eagles on Thursday.

Eagles doctors will check Sanchez's surgically repaired throwing shoulder as they look to sign him to back up Nick Foles. Philly has been considered the "favorite" to land Sanchez since late last week. The New York Daily News expects the Eagles to sign Sanchez on the spot if he clears this medical hula hoop.
Mar 26 - 10:09 PM

TitansInsider reports the Titans have zero interest in free agent Mark Sanchez.

The New York Daily News mentioned the Titans as a team that was expressing "real interest" in Sanchez on Monday. Tennessee has underwhelming Charlie Whitehurst currently penciled in as Jake Locker's backup. Sanchez would be a monster upgrade. It appears the Eagles remain the favorite. The Rams' interest is said to be minimal, while the Browns may also be in the mix.
Mar 25 - 12:46 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rams' interest in free agent Mark Sanchez is "tepid at best."

Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed the team's interest in Sanchez following his release from the Jets but couldn't say "how much" the Rams were interested. Per beat writer Jim Thomas, the Rams have yet to even reach out to Sanchez's camp. St. Louis' top choice for the backup job still appears to be Shaun Hill.
Mar 25 - 9:53 AM

According to the New York Daily News, the Giants have "expressed a level of interest" in free agent Mark Sanchez, but "it's unlikely" that Sanchez would ultimately stay in New York.

The Daily News considers the Eagles the favorites for Sanchez, with the Browns, Rams, and Titans behind them as "serious" suitors. A change of scenery -- out of the Big Apple -- would certainly seem to be in Sanchez's best interests after his Jets career crashed and burned. We're still betting Sanchez lands in Philadelphia, but the Eagles won't pull the trigger until he passes a physical.
Mar 24 - 5:42 PM

In addition to the Eagles, Rams, and Browns, the NY Daily News reports the Titans have "expressed real interest" in free agent Mark Sanchez.

In Tennessee, Sanchez would be the favorite to start over Charlie Whitehurst. Including the Giants -- as reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport -- this would put five teams on Sanchez's radar. Either Sanchez's agent is on absolute fire working media types at the NFL meetings in Orlando, or Sanchez is the hottest topic in the state of Florida. The Daily News' Manish Mehta reports Philly currently has an "edge" to land Sanchez, but it's "not a lock."
Mar 24 - 5:26 PM

A source tells the Eagles are "definitely interested" in free agent Mark Sanchez, but the team "wants to learn more about his injured shoulder" before signing him.

We're considering renaming Rotoworld, SanchizeWorld. Sanchez tore the labrum in his throwing shoulder last preseason, and underwent year-ending surgery on October 8. He didn't play a regular season snap in 2013. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Monday that Sanchez "has been throwing" and "is about 80 percent" recovered from the injury. "He's on good recovery," Mortensen tweeted.
Mar 24 - 5:20 PM

The New York Daily News is echoing an ESPN report that the Eagles are expected to sign free agent Mark Sanchez.

A flurry of Sanchez reports surfaced Monday afternoon, some lightly connecting him to St. Louis and Cleveland, another to the Giants, and several to the Eagles. It's believed -- tentatively at this point -- that Philly will sign Sanchez after he passes a physical. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane added Monday that the Eagles have "definite interest" in Sanchez, but "have to check on his medical condition." Per McLane, "there are still a few hurdles to clear."
Mar 24 - 5:02 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Giants "should be in the mix" for free agent Mark Sanchez.

Sanchez signing with the Eagles doesn't appear to be a done deal. The Giants, Rams, Browns, and Eagles are said to be in the market for Sanchez, with Philly as the early "favorite." Sanchez's best opportunities for playing time would be in St. Louis and Cleveland, where the incumbents are both recovering from ACL surgeries. He'd be a clear-cut backup in Philadelphia and New York.
Mar 24 - 4:58 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports free agent Mark Sanchez plans to sign with the Eagles.

Sanchez would be choosing Philly over the Rams, who expressed interest in him at the league meetings. With Chip Kelly's Eagles, Sanchez would replace Michael Vick as Nick Foles' primary backup, keeping Matt Barkley on the third string. Still only 27, Sanchez would do well to land with an offensive mastermind surrounded by high-end weapons. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed Monday the Eagles "will take a hard look" at Sanchez, and are currently having their team doctors check Sanchez's medicals following his 2013 shoulder injury.
Mar 24 - 4:46 PM