Mark Sanchez Staying with Eagles for Two More Seasons
Rather than test the free agent market and potentially find a starting job, Mark Sanchez decided to re-sign with the Eagles, getting a two-year, $9 million contract - the deal includes $5.5 million guaranteed. Sanchez can earn another $7 million in incentives.
Its a very interesting move, something we discussed on the show, this gives the Eagles the potential to now use Nick Foles as trade bait with Sanchez already on the roster. As we discussed on the Sports Bash - Sanchez had better numbers than Foles in 2014, if Kelly can't get Mariota, he wanted to make sure he had something in place - now he does.
Sanchez, 28, had his best season in Philly, even though he even played in eight games finishing 2014 with a 64.1 completion rate, 14 touchdowns and -- both career bests.
If Foles doesn't get traded, he will have some competition from Sanchez for the starting job - which is a good thing. Foles should not be just handed the starting position like he was last season. If Foles does get traded, there is a good chance Marcus Mariota is here and Sanchez is here to be a veteran backup.