Mark Sanchez QB PHI 2 months ago7 Comments

Sanchez reached a two-year agreement with the Eagles that contains $5.5 million in guaranteed money, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The deal is worth up to $16 million, with much of that presumably in the form of incentives. It's still a far better contract than the average backup quarterback receives, ensuring that speculation about Nick Foles' future will only continue. The Eagles will likely either keep Foles or draft another signal-caller, but Sanchez might still get a shot to compete for the starting job in either scenario.

Mark Sanchez QB PHI 4 months ago

Sanchez completed 23 of 36 passes for 292 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 34-26 win over the Giants. He also rushed for 22 yards on seven carries.

After Nick Foles suffered a midseason collarbone injury, Sanchez played in nine games (eight starts) for the Eagles, finishing with 2,418 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He had a few bright spots but was inconsistent overall, and the Eagles' three-game December slide to eliminate them from playoff contention doesn't reflect well on the quarterback. Sanchez will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and while a return to Philadelphia doesn't seem like the most likely outcome, it's certainly not out of the question either.

Mark Sanchez QB PHI 4 months ago9 Comments

The Eagles plan to stick with Sanchez at quarterback for the team's season finale against the Giants on Sunday, ESPN.com reports.

With Nick Foles still recovering from his collarbone injury, and the team eliminated from playoff contention, the Eagles could have elected to take a look at Matt Barkley in Week 17, but they will continue to roll with Sanchez, who is slated to become a free agent after the season. Sanchez completed 37-of-50 passes for 374 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 16's 27-24 loss to Washington, the Eagles' third straight defeat.

Mark Sanchez QB PHI 4 months ago

Sanchez completed 37 of 50 passes for 374 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 27-24 loss to Washington. He added 22 rushing yards on three carries, but was sacked three times and lost a fumble.

Sanchez went to the air early and often, but he seemed reluctant to take many shots downfield. His longest completion was 26 yards, and he spent much of the night dumping the ball off to tight end Zach Ertz (15 receptions on 18 targets). Eagles fans probably aren't happy with his performance, but any fantasy owners forced to start him in Week 16 have to be pleasantly surprised by this stat line. There is a chance Nick Foles is healthy enough to retake the job for Week 17, but we likely won't receive any clarity on his status until later next week.

Mark Sanchez QB PHI 4 months ago

Sanchez completed 17-of-28 passes for 252 yards, with no touchdowns and two interception, in Sunday's 38-27 loss to the Cowboys.

Sanchez also took four sacks, as he generally appeared uncomfortable in the pocket. His yardage total was inflated by impressive catch-and-runs from Jeremy Maclin and Josh Huff, who turned short passes into gains of 72 and 44 yards, respectively. Sanchez did not complete any passes deep down the field, and he missed open receivers on intermediate routes on numerous occasions. Any talk of him displacing Nick Foles (collarbone) can probably be put to rest, given how poorly Sanchez has played the past two weeks. Of course, Foles may not be ready for Week 16 against Washington, so Sanchez could be in line for another start.

Mark Sanchez QB PHI 5 months ago

Sanchez completed 10-of-20 passes for only 96 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, in Sunday's 24-14 loss to Seattle.

Sanchez got off to a decent start, tossing a short touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin in the first quarter, but struggled the rest of the way. Even his 35-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz was underthrown, as Ertz made a nice adjustment to the ball. It didn't help that the Eagles' defense could not stop the Seahawks, as the defending Super Bowl champions possessed the ball for nearly 42 minutes. The veteran QB has been inconsistent since taking over for an injured Nick Foles (collarbone), so it will be interesting to see how coach Chip Kelly handles that situation late in the year, assuming Foles is healthy enough to play. Next up for Sanchez will be a huge home matchup against the Cowboys.

Mark Sanchez QB PHI 5 months ago

Sanchez completed 20-of-29 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's victory over the Cowboys. He also added 28 yards and another touchdown on the ground.

Sanchez threw for 99 yards and picked up both his touchdowns in the first quarter, but he was not needed for much after that, as the Eagles were comfortably ahead for most of the contest. Still, he accounted for two touchdowns for the fourth time in five games since taking over for Nick Foles in Week 9. Sanchez has proven he can put up consistent fantasy numbers for the Eegles, but he will challenged in Week 14 by a stout Seattle defense.

Mark Sanchez QB PHI 5 months ago2 Comments

Sanchez completed 30-of-43 passes for 307 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 43-24 loss against Tennessee.

For the second straight week, Sanchez posted decent fantasy numbers, while not really playing that well. LeSean McCoy and the rest of Philadelphia's rushing attack bailed him out a bit though, as McCoy and company ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Sanchez continues to show a great rapport with rookie Jordan Matthews, who caught 6-of-8 targets for 77 yards. In Week 13, Sanchez will face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.

Mark Sanchez QB PHI 5 months ago7 Comments

Sanchez completed 26-of-44 passes for 346 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 53-20 loss at Green Bay. He also committed four turnovers, throwing two interceptions, while losing a pair of fumbles.

While Sanchez's overall numbers look pretty good from a fantasy perspective, he took a big step back from last week's impressive performance against the Panthers. Two of his turnovers were returned for touchdowns, and he missed several wide-open pass catchers throughout the game. In his defense, the Packers do boast a strong secondary, and Aaron Rodgers was on fire early, tossing two of his three touchdowns in the first half, staking them to a 30-6 lead at halftime. The veteran QB has a favorable matchup next week, facing a mediocre Titans' secondary at home.

Mark Sanchez QB PHI 5 months ago24 Comments

Sanchez completed 20-of-37 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 45-21 win over the Panthers.

Sanchez lost one yard on two carries, and the Eagles ran for just 37 yards as a team. No matter, the veteran signal-caller put up plenty of points, with a major assist from the Philadelphia defense and special teams. While not quite perfect, Sanchez made a number of difficult throws and showed surprising awareness in the pocket. He often looked in the direction of rookie Jordan Matthews, who caught 7-of-9 targets for 138 yards and a touchdown. Sanchez admittedly got to ease into things against a porous Carolina defense, but Monday's performance still seems like a sign of good things to come in the Eagles' well-designed offense. Of course, Sanchez will face a much bigger challenge next week, when he travels to Lambeau Field to face a Green Bay team that's excellent at defending the pass. The matchup favors LeSean McCoy and the running game, but the Eagles had nothing going on that front Monday night.