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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.
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Sanchez's teammate, Nick Foles, is reportedly expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a fractured clavicle, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Sanchez is in line to start at quarterback for the Eagles in Foles' absence, an assignment that makes him a priority add for those who had been rolling with Foles, or who are simply looking to bolster their depth at QB, given the fantasy upside that is attached to helming the Philadelphia offense.
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Sanchez's teammate Nick Foles was diagnosed with a broken collarbone after Sunday's 31-21 win over the Texans, CSN Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn reports.
An MRI on Monday is expected to provide clarification on the expected length of Foles' absence, which will presumably span multiple weeks. Sanchez played pretty well in Sunday's game, and Foles has already shown that a quarterback can pile up passing yards in the Philadelphia offense without impressive efficiency stats. Prior to Sunday, Foles was on pace to record the third-most pass attempts (683) in a single season.
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Sanchez entered Sunday's game against the Texans in the second quarter after Nick Foles was knocked out with a shoulder injury, and he completed 15 of 22 passes for 202 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 31-21 win.
Sanchez's first pass was a 52-yard strike to Jeremy Maclin, which began a drive that eventually ended in an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews. Sanchez was decent for the rest of the game, with the two interceptions poor but not overly costly, and his production was capped off with an eight-yard touchdown pass to Maclin with 3:50 left in the game to put the Eagles up 10. The Eagles have not announced any specifics regarding Foles' injury, though head coach Chip Kelly said after the game that "it doesn't look good," before confirming that Foles' arm was in a sling. If Foles is unable to practice this week, Sanchez will get the start in Week 10 against the Panthers.
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Sanchez completed 7-of-9 passes for 85 yards, while working in two series during Thursday's preseason contest against the Steelers, csnphilly.com reports.
In three preseason games thus far, Sanchez has looked sharp, completing 25-of-31 passes for 281 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. He's firmly behind Nick Foles on the Eagles' QB depth chart, a role that restricts his current fantasy utility assuming Foles' continued good health. That said, in the event of a Foles injury down the road, Sanchez would be a worthy in-season pickup, if given the chance to helm coach Chip Kelly's offense.
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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.
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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.
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Eagles 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.
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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 and second-year QB Matt Barkley will work with the backups.
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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" Charle Whitehurst's. The "Sanchize" has fallen a long way.