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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 2-of-7 passes for 52 yards and one touchdown in the Eagles' preseason opener against the Colts on Sunday.
For those who believe Sanchez is competing with Sam Bradford for the starting job, this performance showed why Bradford is the guy in Philadelphia. Sanchez missed open receivers on multiple occasions, failing to connect with TE Trey Burton for what would have been a LONG touchdown on the first play of the game and then missing a wide-open Jordan Matthews streaking across the middle for a would-be 34-yard score. On his touchdown pass, Sanchez threw above Nelson Agholor's head, but Agholor was able to leap up for the bad pass, snare it, and chew up YAC for the 34-yard score. The rookie did all the work. Aug 16 - 1:52 PM

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According to the Philly Inquirer, "a true quarterback competition hasn't materialized yet" between Mark Sanchez and Sam Bradford.

That's because Bradford is going to start Week 1. Beat writer Jeff McLane gives Bradford a "90-10 advantage." On Thursday, Bradford said his twice-surgically-repaired left knee has "felt great after four practices." Bradford is dominating first-team reps, while Sanchez is quarterbacking the backups.
Aug 6 - 6:23 PM

According to's Eliot Shorr-Parks, it was "clear" at the first practice of Eagles camp that Sam Bradford -- not Mark Sanchez -- will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 1.

Bradford handled every first-team rep on the first day of training camp, while Sanchez practiced strictly with the twos. For what it's worth, Bradford went 16-of-21 passing in team drills across 27 reps, throwing one interception and no TDs. Bradford reportedly looked "rusty," as expected, but was not outplayed by Sanchez, who declined to challenge the Eagles' defense downfield.
Aug 2 - 2:29 PM

Mark Sanchez led workouts featuring Eagles players in San Diego last week.

Darren Sproles, Zach Ertz, Ryan Mathews and Jordan Matthews were among 11 Eagles players that shared a house and trained together. It's a version of the old "Jets West" Sanchez ran with Gang Green. Sanchez enters camp with a very steep hill to climb if he's going to win the starting job, but he has continuity on his side. Sam Bradford (ACL) has barely worked with his new teammates.
Jul 13 - 10:42 AM

Mark Sanchez has looked "substantially" better at OTAs than he did at this time last year.

Multiple members of the Eagles' beat have made this observation, including Jeff McLane of the Philly Inquirer and Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice. While Sam Bradford has been slow to recover from his second consecutive ACL tear, Sanchez has commanded the first-team offense. Coach Chip Kelly says the QB job is a legitimate competition, though Bradford remains the favorite.
Jun 8 - 5:21 PM

Mark Sanchez said his arm feels "better and stronger" another year removed from shoulder surgery.

Sanchez missed all of 2013 with a torn labrum, and he felt like that injury affected his arm strength last season. "First thing, physically, I feel so much better," Sanchez said. "The farther it gets away from surgery and all the reps I've had, all the rehab on through, it only can get better and better and stronger." Sanchez has unsurprisingly expressed a desire to start. The Eagles likely hope it will not come to that, but with Sam Bradford already struggling with his surgically repaired knee, it is possible Sanchez is forced into a starting role at some point this season.
May 30 - 1:46 PM

Mark Sanchez thinks he'll have a fair chance to beat out Sam Bradford for the starting job.

It's a nice thought, but Bradford was brought in to be the starter as long as his ACL rehab goes according to plan. It became clear Sanchez wasn't the answer late last season as he went 1-4 across the final four games, blowing the Eagles' grip on a playoff berth. Sanchez is still a decent bet to make starts this season behind one of the league's most injury-prone quarterbacks.
Source: CSN Philly
May 7 - 7:56 AM

Eagles re-signed QB Mark Sanchez to a two-year, $9 million contract.

The deal includes $5.5 million guaranteed. Sanchez can earn another $7 million in incentives. It's believed announcing Jeremy Maclin's re-signing is next on the docket for the aggressive Eagles. Sanchez, 28, finished 2014 with a 64.1 completion rate, 14:11 TD-to-INT ratio, and 7.8 YPA -- all career bests -- but got worse the more he played and shouldn't be viewed by the Eagles as more than a desperate option to start games. As Philly is likely to draft a quarterback, Sanchez's return signals that Nick Foles is on his way out, likely via trade.
Mar 8 - 7:16 PM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the Titans are showing "decent interest" in free agent Mark Sanchez.

It's a wonder Sanchez hasn't played for Ken Whisenhunt already. Sanchez had decent success playing for manager-and-manipulator Chip Kelly in 2014, but would be a disaster waiting to happen in Tennessee. In theory, he'd be an excellent bridge/insurance policy for second-year pro Zach Mettenberger, but the odds are extremely long he'd have success with Whiz. Whiz needs future Hall-of-Famers to have success at quarterback.
Mar 8 - 5:10 PM reports free agent QB Mark Sanchez and the Eagles "have a strong mutual interest in reuniting next season."

The best available quarterback on the market -- which says something about the market -- Sanchez would have a better chance to start with one of the many quarterback-starved teams. Sanchez's play last season proved he was a notch below starter quality, however, and he may be happy as the backup on what should be a good team. Sanchez threw for 2418 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in nine appearances for the Eagles last season.
Mar 7 - 8:36 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Thad Lewis
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Seyi Ajirotutu
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
LG1Allen Barbre
2Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
RG1Matt Tobin
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Caleb Sturgis