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Monday
Apr272015

Mark Sanchez Explains Why the Eagles Signed Tim Tebow

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez isn't worried that his job is in jeopardy after the team signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal.

"He's obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while [Sam Bradford] is still recovering," Sanchez told CSNPhilly.com. "So that's kind of the reason there [for the signing], at least as it was explained to me."

Sanchez and Tebow were both teammates back in 2012, but Tebow played sparingly.

After starting eight games for the Eagles in 2014, Sanchez re-signed with the Eagles for up to $16 million over two years.

"Coach Kelly knows what he's doing," Sanchez added. "Don't worry too much. It's only April. Things will fall into place. We'll be just fine."

Tebow last appeared in an NFL regular season game during his lone season with the Jets in 2012.


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Sunday
Dec212014

Eagles Playoff Chances Darkened After Getting Clipped by Skins

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) -- Kai Forbath connected on a 26-yard, game-winning field goal with five seconds to play as the Washington Redskins sunk the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 Saturday.

The loss means the Eagles (9-6) can be eliminated from playoff contention Sunday if the Dallas Cowboys (10-4) beat the Indianapolis Colts.

Forbath's field goal was set up after Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland intercepted Mark Sanchez's pass with 1:31 to play. It was Sanchez's second turnover of the contest and 13th in seven games this season.

"We're currently minus-9 in the turnover margin, so us having nine wins is really impressive for that," Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said. "And really we were on borrowed time playing that style of football. If we had run the table in December with that kind of football, it would have been surprising, and it's something we didn't fix."

Quarterback Robert Griffin III got the start for Washington (4-11) and completed 16 of 23 passes for 220 yards and an interception.

"We wanted to spoil their Christmas and send them home," Griffin said, "and we did our part."


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Thursday
Nov272014

Eagles Rout the Cowboys, 33-10 

Rob Carr via Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- In a game between two of the top teams in the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles proved to be better on Thanksgiving as they easily defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 33-10.

The Eagles struck first in the game as quarterback Mark Sanchez commanded the team to a 7-0 lead in their first possession in furious fashion, and never looked back.

Sanchez completed 20 of 29 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown through the air while adding another on the ground. It was his first game of the season without a turnover.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had arguably his best game of the season on Thursday, as he carried the ball 25 times for 159 yards and a touchdown.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and running back DeMarco Murray each failed to get into a rhythm during the game. Romo completed 18 of 29 yards for 199 yards and two interceptions. He snapped his streak of 38 straight games with at least one TD pass.

Murray was held to a season-low 73 yards.

With the win, the Eagles now sit at 9-3 on the season and hold sole possession of first place in the NFC East over the Cowboys, who fell to 8-4 with the loss.


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Tuesday
Nov112014

Sanchez, Sproles Lead Eagles Past Panthers

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Mark Sanchez made his first start with the Eagles (7-2) and lead his team to a 45-21 victory over the Panthers (3-6-1) on Monday night.

Sanchez threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns, and the Eagles defense did the rest of the work.

Philadelphia sacked Panthers quarterback Cam Newton nine times and forced five turnovers with three picks in the rout.  

Darren Sproles capped off a terrific first quarter with a 65-yard punt return to give the Eagles a 17-7 lead.

"Just an outstanding performance by all three phases," Sanchez said.

Newton and the Panthers have now lost four in a row.

"We've got to do things better," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. "I have to coach better, coaches have to coach better, we have to practice better and then go out and play better. And we're going to do it together as a team."


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Monday
Nov032014

ESPN: Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles Has Broken Collarbone

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If the Philadelphia Eagles hope to win their second-consecutive NFC East crown, it'll have to be on the shoulders of backup quarterback Mark Sanchez. ESPN reports quarterback Nick Foles has suffered a broken collarbone and is out indefinitely.

Foles suffered the injury on Sunday during the team's win over the Houston Texans when he was taken down by linebacker Whitney Mercilus.

Last season, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered the same injury and missed seven games.

Replacing Foles as the starting quarterback is former New York Jet Mark Sanchez, who in relief of Foles completed 15 of 22 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

"Since Day 1 here, you know what type of professional [Sanchez] is. ...We were fortunate when Nick did go down, we were able to bring Mark in," Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said. "I don't think we missed a beat."

Fortunately for the Eagles, they are 6-2 and are in first place in the NFC East.


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Sunday
Nov022014

Sanchez Leads Eagles In Relief of Injured Foles

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(HOUSTON, TX) -- Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Nick Foles injured his non-throwing shoulder in the first quarter against the Houston Texans.

Mark Sanchez took over and led the Eagles to a high-flying 31-21 victory over the Texans.

Sanchez entered the game and immediately led the Eagles on a scoring drive.  On his first play he connected with Jeremy Maclin for a 52-yard gain.  A few plays later he found rookie Jordan Matthews for his first touchdown pass since December 2012.

The former first-round pick of the New York Jets finished the day 15-22 for 202 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Aiding the effort was the Eagles defense, as they harassed Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, sacking him four times and intecepting him once.

The Eagles are now 6-2 with an upcoming matchup against the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football.


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Friday
Mar282014

Eagles Agree to Terms with Quarterback Mark Sanchez

Ronald C. Modra/Sports Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After five tumultuous seasons with the New York Jets, quarterback Mark Sanchez has a new home as he agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday.

Sanchez' deal with the Eagles is worth $2.25 million with a $750,000 signing bonus. He can earn up to $4 million in bonuses.

"We consider it a key position in this game, so having a chance to add Mark to that group was a no-brainer for us," Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said. "Mark has started 68 games in his career and has taken his teams deep into the playoffs multiple times, so we really like what he brings to the table from an experience standpoint."

Back in 2009, the Jets traded up to draft Sanchez fifth overall out of University of Southern California, hoping he'd become the team's franchise quarterback for years to come. 

He took the team to back-to-back AFC Championship games his first two seasons in the league, but inconsistent play and lack of development stunted his career path.

After injuring his shoulder during the preseason, he missed the entire 2013 season.

Sanchez is expected to compete for the backup quarterback spot behind Nick Foles.

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Friday
Mar212014

Jets Sign Vick, Release Sanchez

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets made yet another move at quarterback on Friday, this time releasing Mark Sanchez and signing Michael Vick to replace him. The team confirmed the news on Twitter, posting a picture of Vick signing his new contract. The contract is believed to be a one-year deal worth approximately $5 million.

Sanchez, who received the brunt of criticism over the past two seasons, was owed a $2 million roster bonus on Tuesday if he remained with the team. A first round draft pick in 2009, Sanchez helped lead the team to consecutive AFC Championship games in his first two seasons. Since then, Sanchez has seen his playing diminished due to injury as well as the addition of extra players competing for time.

In 2012 the Jets signed polarizing quarterback Tim Tebow to be Sanchez's backup before drafting Geno Smith in the 2013 NFL Draft. Smith would go on to be the starter after Sanchez injured his shoulder in the preseason, forcing him to miss the entire year.

Vick, widely regarded as the best free-agent quarterback, joins the third team of his career after playing for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009 to 2013. Vick missed nine of his last 32 games with the Eagles with various injuries. The 33-year old is now reunited with Marty Mornhinweg, the Jets offensive coordinator, who coached the signal caller for four seasons in Philadelphia.

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Wednesday
Nov272013

Mark Sanchez Hopes to Remain with Jets Past this Season

Ronald C. Modra/Sports Images/Getty Images(MORRISTOWN, N.J.) -- Geno Smith may be the starting quarterback for the New York Jets now, but the former starter, Mark Sanchez, hopes to remain with the team for the foreseeable future.

"There's no doubt about that," Sanchez said of remaining with the team. "It's been a dream come true to play here and I don't want to go anywhere else, that's for sure. I know I have [three] years left, and I don't ever want that to end. I love being a Jet and I plan on being here."

Sanchez spoke for the first time publicly since undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery after suffering the injury during the preseason.

The 27-year old Sanchez started off his Jets career with tremendous success as he took the team to back-to-back AFC Championship games. But he regressed the following two seasons, and failed to spark much confidence as the team decided to draft Smith in the second round of the 2013 draft.

Despite his optimism, Sanchez is expected to be released as he is set to make $14 million in 2014 with no guarantee he even starts for the team.

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Saturday
Sep142013

Jets Place Mark Sanchez on IR with Chance to Return

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The New York Jets have placed quarterback Mark Sanchez short-term injured reserve, which means he is eligible to return after eight weeks.

Sanchez has a labral tear in his throwing shoulder, but said during a conference call Saturday that he is opting to not have surgery at this time.  He hopes return to the field at some point this season.

"I expect to play, that's just the way I am," said Sanchez. "I'm expecting to be the starter, I always have been."

Sanchez will be allowed to practice in eight weeks and is eligible to play in Week 11 against the Bills. Because of the bye in Week 10, he'll miss only a minimum of seven games.  He plans to rehab at the Jets' facility.

Rookie Geno Smith will remain the team's starting quarterback while Sanchez is out. 

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