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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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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. Aug 24 - 7:20 PM
Source: USA Today

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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.
Aug 24 - 4:05 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.
Aug 23 - 11:56 AM

Mark Sanchez completed 7-of-9 passes for 85 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.

Sanchez continued to shine with the Eagles' second-team offense, getting rid of the ball quickly and fitting it into tight windows. The Jets' former Sanchize is now 25-of-31 for 281 yards (9.06 YPA), two touchdowns and an interception this preseason. He's looking like he could guide Chip Kelly's offense were Nick Foles to go down with injury.
Aug 21 - 11:34 PM

Coach Chip Kelly hinted that he'd be open to trading Mark Sanchez.

Through two preseason games, Sanchez has gone 18-of-22 for 196 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. On Sunday, Kelly was asked what would happen if another team showed interest in the ex-Jet. "What are you giving me?" Kelly replied. The coach went on to say that no one has called about Sanchez, who settled for a meager one-year, $2.25 million contract in March.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 17 - 10:25 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 11-of-12 passes for 117 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Eagles' second preseason game.

He carved up the Patriots' second string after doing the same to the Bears' backups a week ago. Through two exhibition affairs, Sanchez is 18-of-22 passing for 196 yards, the two scores, and one pick. It's fair to wonder if Sanchez would become a fantasy QB1 in Chip Kelly's offense if Nick Foles went down.
Aug 15 - 10:35 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 7-of-10 passes for 79 yards in the Eagles' preseason opener against the Bears on Friday night.

He worked clearly ahead of Matt Barkley, who may be on the roster bubble if Philly only keeps two quarterbacks. Sanchez looked comfortable in the Eagles' no-huddle offense, showing chemistry with Zach Ertz. Although Sanchez is something of a running joke in football circles, he would become interesting in fantasy if something happened to Nick Foles. Foles, by the way, threw two interceptions among three possessions in Friday night's exhibition game.
Aug 8 - 10:09 PM

Mark Sanchez opened Eagles camp as the No. 2 quarterback.

Sanchez is "competing" with Matt Barkley for the No. 2 role, but he is a heavy favorite to open the season as the backup. Neither quarterback will threaten Nick Foles' starting spot.
Jul 26 - 12:45 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Nick Foles
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3Chris Polk
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Chris Polk
3RB1Darren Sproles
2LeSean McCoy
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Jordan Matthews
3Josh Huff
WR21Riley Cooper
2Brad Smith
3Jeff Maehl
4Cobi Hamilton
WR31Jordan Matthews
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3James Casey
4Trey Burton
K1Cody Parkey