Mark Sanchez QB DEN 1 month ago

Sanchez is committed to competing for Denver's starting job, The Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Given the fact that 2015 seventh-round pick Trevor Siemian is the only other quarterback on the roster, Sanchez's comments are not unfounded. It'd be shocking if the team didn't add at least one other quarterback via trade, free agency or the draft before May 1, however. Sanchez has hardly impressed since game-managing the Jets to consecutive conference championship games in his first two seasons. He's now better known for his stumbles, and butt fumbles, than success throwing the football. Though it's surprising that the defending champions are heading into the offseason with a player of Sanchez's mediocre pedigree leading the way, it'd be inaccurate to say that he's a definite downgrade from Brock Osweiler. Since the beginning of 2014, Sanchez and Osweiler have each thrown over 280 passes and have posted identical 86.6 quarterback ratings.

Mark Sanchez QB DEN 2 months ago3 Comments

The Broncos have acquired Sanchez from the Eagles in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2017, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With both Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel in the fold, it makes perfect sense for the Eagles to deal Sanchez, with Denver a logical spot for him to land, in the wake of the retirement of Peyton Manning and the free agent departure of Brock Osweiler. With the Broncos, Sanchez presumably slots in ahead of fellow QB Trevor Siemian, but we suspect that the team will continue to explore other options at the position in the coming days, so it's too early to get an accurate read on Denver's plans for Sanchez for this coming season.

Mark Sanchez QB DEN 2 months ago

Sanchez is a candidate to be traded or released by the Eagles, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel having both signed new contracts with the Eagles, Sanchez appears to be the odd man out in the team's QB equation. The 29-year-old started two games for the Eagles in 2015 and given the experience that he brings to the table on that front, it's not hard to imagine a QB-hungry team snapping Sanchez up if/when the Eagles elect to move on from him.

Mark Sanchez QB DEN 5 months ago1 Comment

Sanchez completed 19 of 27 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns during Thursday's crushing loss at Detroit.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sanchez was under constant pressure from the Lions' resurgent pass rush, taking nine hits and getting sacked six times, yet he only committed one turnover, a fumble, on the Eagles' first drive of the second half. Facing a deficit of 31-7 at that point, he continued to truck along and finished with a quarterback rating (116.1) that belied an uninspiring performance from the Chip Kelly-coached squad. Because Sam Bradford (shoulder/concussion) is approaching a return to action, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network, Sanchez will likely serve in a reserve role in the Eagles' next tilt on Dec. 6 in New England.

Mark Sanchez QB DEN 5 months ago

Sanchez will start Thursday's game in Detroit, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Earning his second start in a row for an inactive Sam Bradford (concussion/shoulder), Sanchez will direct the Eagles' offense against a Detroit defense that has given up multiple touchdown passes in six of 10 contests this season. However, in back-to-back appearances, Sanchez has completed 40 of 64 passes for 417 yards and two touchdowns versus four interceptions.

Mark Sanchez QB DEN 5 months ago

The Eagles plan to start Sanchez at QB on Thursday against the Lions, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Filling in for Sam Bradford (concussion, shoulder) in Week 11, Sanchez completed 26-of-41 passes for 261 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in a loss to the Bucs. On Thursday, Sanchez is slated to face a Lions team that is allowing an average of 250.5 passing yards per game overall, but is coming off two straight wins, by a combined tally of 36-29.

Mark Sanchez QB DEN 5 months ago

Sanchez completed 26 of 41 passes for 261 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's loss against Tampa Bay.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sanchez looked great heading into the Eagles' final drive of the first half, completing 10 of 14 passes for 115 yards, two scores and no picks. From that point on however, Sanchez fell off, completing 16 of 27 passes for 146 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. Given how the game got away from Philadelphia late in the game, it is hard to grade Sanchez accurately as he was forced to pass in difficult circumstances. Still, Sunday was not the kind of performance that will challenge Sam Bradford's position atop the depth chart. With Bradford expected back in two weeks, it isn't worth it to pick up Sanchez.

Mark Sanchez QB DEN 5 months ago1 Comment

With Sam Bradford officially ruled out, Sanchez will start at QB for the Eagles on Sunday against the Bucs, with Thad Lewis set to serve as his backup, NJ.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With the Eagles playing again this coming Thursday against the Lions, and Bradford iffy, at best, for that contest, it looks like Sanchez will see the team's next two starts at QB. In Week 11, Sanchez represents a solid bye week or injury plug-in, while taking aim at a Tampa Bay defense that has surrendered 19 passing TDs through nine contests to date. Only the Saints and Browns have allowed more.

Mark Sanchez QB DEN 5 months ago

Sanchez completed 14 of 23 passes for 156 yards and an interception after stepping in for the injured Sam Bradford in Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He also gained four yards on a pair of carries.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran made his season debut after Bradford left the game with a shoulder injury and a possible concussion. Unfortunately, Sanchez's lone interception came in the end zone as the Eagles attempted to take the lead in what was ultimately a one-point loss. X-rays on Bradford's shoulder came back negative, but it remains to be seen how quickly he can rebound from his head injury. Philadelphia will host the Buccaneers in Week 11, and Sanchez will likely be at the helm if Bradford is unable to go.

Mark Sanchez QB DEN 8 months ago

Sanchez completed 13 of 19 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the Saturday's 39-26 win over the Packers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After Sam Bradford's impressive performance against Green Bay, the supposed "quarterback competition" is officially over in Philadelphia. Sanchez will be the Eagles' backup gunslinger, but he proved Saturday that he's still a capable passer. He'll only be valuable to fantasy owners in the event of an injury to Bradford, but Sanchez has shown that he can operate in Chip Kelly's quarterback-friendly offense and put up favorable stats.