Philadelphia Eagles re-sign QB Mark Sanchez

Everyone was quick to say that Mark Sanchez had turned it around in Philadelphia last year working with Chip Kelly instead of Rex Ryan, but he didn’t maintain his high level of play. He completed 64.1% of his passes for an average of 7.83 YPA, 14 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions, mediocre numbers in today’s NFL. Out of the league in 2013 because of injury, Sanchez has ranked 27th (2014), 37th (2012), 36th(2011), 27th (2010), and 39th (2009) on Pro Football Focus since being drafted in 2009.

He’s somehow made 76 starts over that period of time, but if he has to make starts for the Eagles in 2015, because Sam Bradford gets hurt again or something, they’ll be in trouble. Still, this deal, worth 9 million over 2 years with 5.5 million guaranteed and likely unattainable incentives worth up to 16 million, is pretty reasonable when you compare it to what guys like Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, and Josh McCown got this off-season and what guys like Chad Henne, Matt Cassel, and Michael Vick got last off-season. Sanchez is a bottom rung starting quarterback, but he’s an above average backup.

Grade: B+




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