Sep 12, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) on the sidelines during the game agains the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Ex-Jet Mark Sanchez Signs with the Philadelphia Eagles

That wasn’t long for Mark Sanchez now, was it?

For anyone who missed it earlier today, Mark Sanchez was in Philadelphia, taking a physical for Chip Kelly’s Eagles. Well, apparently it went well because, as reported by Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network, Mark signed on with the team today.

He will likely be the second string behind Nick Foles.

After losing Michael Vick, ironically to the Jets, Chip Kelly knew he needed to replace his backup quarterback with an experienced veteran, and Mark was his guy. Chip had wonderful things to say about Mark, complimenting both his ability as an athlete and his experience in the league.

For what it’s worth, coach Rex Ryan feels that Mark will get a chance to start in this league again. If Mark can have a good season working as the backup to Nick Foles, and play well when he gets the chance, it could lead to some more opportunities for Mark when 2015 rolls around.

For now, it’s backup Mark Sanchez.

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  • alpha444

    Looks like the Jets punked the Eagles. Are the Eagles crazy?

    • Alan Schechter

      Chip Kelly sees something in Mark. He did have his good times in NY, there is talent there..

  • Bennny K

    I lived in Philly for 4 years, next to the Jets the Eagles are my second team. I’m sure Sanchez will be a great teammate and a good backup to Foles. Good opportunity for both.

  • Paul Newbold

    Hell, we gladly would have traded Sanchez for Desean Jckson! LOL

  • AC

    The Eagles better hope Foles doesn’t go down. I do think he is a good QB, (Foles) so they will probably be fine in an endlessly weak NFC East. (The only reason the Giants even made it to the playoffs for their last Super Bowl win :). Well that and a few fumbles by a 49er. Well enough on the usual good luck for the Giants (I could go on forever, from Eli shunning San Diego to the missed kick by the Bills) and onto the perennial bad luck for the Jets. The Sanchise era is over, what a ride, I hope Mark does eventually do well somewhere although I doubt it will happen. Now the attention goes to the draft, and the numerous holes to be fixed on offense and now the secondary. The Butt fumble lives on.