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Mark Sanchez | Quarterback

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: USC
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Mark Sanchez completed 19-of-27 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns in Philadelphia's 45-14, Week 12 loss to the Lions.
He also lost a fumble. Sanchez was taking lots of Twitter guff, but was the least of the Eagles' problems in a game that wasn't competitive. Sanchez's receivers couldn't separate, while the running game was a joke. Sanchez did make some mistakes, notably another hospital ball to Jordan Matthews, but also did an admirable job of shedding pressure. He wasn't the reason Philly got completely embarrassed on national television. With Sam Bradford (shoulder) on the mend, Sanchez should head back to the bench in Week 13. Nov 26 - 3:49 PM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Mark Sanchez will start Thanksgiving Day against the Lions.

Sam Bradford has been cleared from his concussion, but he is still dealing with a sprain in his left (non-throwing) shoulder and did not take many reps in practice on a short week. Sanchez was dreadful against the Bucs, and the Lions defense has turned it around the last two weeks. Sanchez is a QB2 at best, but he has some DFS upside in what could be a fast-paced game.
Nov 26 - 8:25 AM

Mark Sanchez said he does not know whether he will start Thanksgiving Day against the Lions.

"I know as much as you guys," Sanchez said. OC Pat Shurmur said Tuesday the team has yet to decide who will get the nod, and coach Chip Kelly sang the same tune during a conference call with Detroit reporters. Sam Bradford has been medically cleared from his concussion, but his shoulder may not be ready to take the beating of an NFL game. Sanchez would be an uninspiring QB2 even if he gets the start.
Nov 24 - 12:50 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 26-of-41 passes for 261 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Eagles' Week 11 loss to the Bucs.

He added 14 yards on two scrambles. On the three-year anniversary of the Butt Fumble, Sanchez looked head for a big day when he hit Josh Huff for a RAC-heavy 39-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter. What ensued was an extremely sloppy, turnover-filled performance by the Eagles' offense, which got dominated in time of possession and filleted on defense by Jameis Winston and Doug Martin. Sanchez is tentatively expected to make another start with Sam Bradford battling brain and shoulder injuries. The Eagles play the Lions on Thanksgiving next.
Nov 22 - 4:44 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Mark Sanchez could be auditioning for the starting quarterback job.

With Sam Bradford (shoulder, concussion) out this week and probably next week as well, Sanchez is expected to get "at least a two-game audition." Rapsheet said Bradford's future in Philadelphia is "murky," particularly without a contract extension. According to Rapoport, seven college quarterbacks are projected to go in the first three rounds of next year's draft, which will give the Eagles a chance to address their need at that position.
Nov 22 - 10:14 AM

On in relief of Sam Bradford (shoulder, concussion), Mark Sanchez completed 14-of-23 passes for 156 yards and an interception in Philadelphia's 20-19, Week 10 loss to the Dolphins.

The numbers look fine, but Sanchez's two biggest throws were a hospital ball to Jordan Matthews and end zone interception to nowhere. Sanchez was most comfortable dumping it off to DeMarco Murray. Sanchez can move the chains, but not without a bevy of mistakes. He'll be a shaky QB2 if he's under center against the Bucs in Week 11.
Nov 15 - 4:40 PM

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

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

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
4Jonathan Krause
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Seyi Ajirotutu
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Tanner Hawkinson
LG1Allen Barbre
2Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Julian Vandervelde
RG1Matt Tobin
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Caleb Sturgis