Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eagles interested in signing former Jets QB Mark Sanchez

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.

Eagles interested in signing former Jets QB Mark Sanchez

0 comments
Former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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.

More coverage
 
Vote: Should the Eagles sign Mark Sanchez?
 
Birds decided to move on from DeSean over a month ago
 
Eagles GM Roseman mum on DeSean Jackson situation
 
Releasing DeSean makes no sense for Eagles
 
Get the latest football news with our mobile apps
Should the Eagles sign former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez as Nick Foles' backup?
Yes
 
  1045 (43.1%)
No
 
  1381 (56.9%)
Total votes = 2426

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.

 

Inquirer Staff Writer
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Birds' Eye View is the Inquirer's blog covering all things Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
Zach Berman Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter