The Eagles have interest in former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, but the team needs to look further into his medical condition before they sign him to a contract, a source close to the situation said.
Sanchez missed all of last season as he recovered from a torn labrum.
ESPN reported earlier Monday afternoon that the Eagles were expected to sign Sanchez, and that could very well end up happening, but there are still a few obstacles to clear before a deal can be struck.
There are also a few other teams that are expected to show interest in the 27-year-old quarterback now that the Jets officially released Sanchez. The Rams, Titans and Browns have also expressed interest, according to the New York Daily News.
The Eagles don't technically have a backup quarterback to Nick Foles after Michael Vick signed a one-year deal with the Jets last week. But the team has indicated that Matt Barkley would be given the opportunity to win the spot.
Sanchez, who has four years as a starting NFL quarterback under his belt, would certainly provide competition for Barkley, also a product of Southern Cal. If he were to join the Eagles, coach Chip Kelly would have three drop-back quarterbacks at the top of his depth chart. Many thought that he would only want a multi-purpose quarterback before he joined the NFL last year.