Eagles complete swap with Jets, agree to sign Sanchez

Mark Sanchez
Mark Sanchez will be Nick Foles’ back up when the 2014 season starts for the Eagles.
Credit: Getty Images

The Eagles and Jets have completed a rare quarterback swap, as reports have confirmed that Philadelphia and Mark Sanchez have agreed to a deal Wednesday.

Michael Vick signed with the Jets last week, a two-year $5 million deal, leaving the Eagles with Matt Barkley and no one else to back up Nick Foles.

Sanchez, who went 33-27 with the Jets between 2009 and 2012, will ironically join Barkley on the Eagles bench, the quarterback who replaced Sanchez at USC.

“I think Mark is a very, very good athlete,” Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday in Orlando at the NFL meetings. “He’s started 60-plus games in this league. He’s got great experience. There’s a lot of positive qualities to him.”

The Jets released Sanchez a year after drafting Geno Smith, who appears to be the quarterback of the future, perhaps under the tutelage of Vick at the Meadowlands.

“Obviously, we lost Mike,” Kelly said. “So we’re always trying to look at that backup position behind Nick in terms of what we could do in free agency, who’s available now, or through the draft.”

Sanchez, 27, missed all of 2013 after shoulder surgery, but is expected to be healthy for the 2014 season.

Mark Sanchez was the fifth overall pick by the Jets in the 2009 draft.  In 2010 he helped the Jets to an 11-5 record, leading the league with six game-winning drives. In 2011 Sanchez tossed 26 touchdowns but 18 interceptions, the third most that season. Dr. James Andrews performed surgery to repair Sanchez’ shoulder in the fall of 2013.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

Turkey: Voting begins in country's first direct presidential…

Some 53 million people are able to vote in the election, including 2.8 million citizens abroad. Until now, Turkish presidents were elected by parliament.

News

Libya seeks ceasefire as south Tripoli a militia…

By Patrick Markey and Aziz El YaakoubiTRIPOLI (Reuters) - Black plumes of smoke marked shell blasts and bulldozed earthen barricades mapped out the frontlines around…

Breaking: News

Russia mad about sanctions, says U.S. contributing to…

Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation…

National

Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Television

'Game of Thrones' livens up Comic Con with…

By Piya Sinha-RoySAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Laughter and death did battle on Friday at HBO's "Game of Thrones" panel at Comic Con, one of the…

Movies

Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

U.S. Soccer

Orlando City takes shot at NYCFC over Frank…

Orlando City reminded the world how big a signing Brazilian star Kaka earlier this month with a photo of Kaka mobbed by fans juxtaposed against Lampard.

NBA

Jeremy Lin says 'Linsanity' is over as he…

Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA two years ago with his play for the Knicks but he has no desire to recreate "Linsanity" in his new career with the Lakers.

NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.