Eagles backup quarterback Mark Sanchez has had an impressive, albeit quiet, campaign throughout the preseason.
By all accounts, he's excelled in practice and has performed well in Philadelphia's two preseason games. Thus far, he's completed 18 of 22 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. With Sanchez looking like a starter in a backup role, Eagles coach Chip Kelly was asked if he'd be open to trading the former New York Jet, via CSNPhilly.com.
“I mean, we’ll listen to anything for anybody,” Kelly said. “We’re not just going to put our head in the sand and say no. It better be a pretty good deal in terms of what it is. But that’s not in any of our thought process.”
While Kelly would be open to the possibility, it appears like the deal would have to swing heavily in the favor of the Eagles for it to happen. Backup quarterbacks that can step in and not miss a beat are a rarity in the NFL. If Nick Foles goes down due to injury, the Eagles would have the luxury of having Sanchez, who has starting and playoff experience, coming in as opposed to Matt Barkley, who is entering his second season in a backup role.
Don't expect the Eagles to make any moves with Sanchez, unless the price another team is willing to pay is incredibly right.
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