Mark Sanchez Will Compete for Eagles’ Starting QB Spot


We’ve all assumed Sam Bradford would be handed the Eagles’ opening-day starting quarterback job as long as he’s healthy. And that Mark Sanchez would back him up, and Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow would battle it out for the No. 3 spot.

Not so fast, says Sanchez.

Sanchez said he believes Chip Kelly will have an open competition between himself and Bradford this offseason, similar to how Michael Vick and Nick Foles — remember them? — competed for the starting job before the 2013 season.

“Absolutely,” Sanchez said. “That’s the way I understand it.”

Sanchez spoke in an interview with Breakfast on Broad host Rob Ellis outside the NovaCare Complex. Ellis interviewed both Sanchez and linebacker Kiko Alonso together.

Sanchez replaced Foles halfway through last season after Foles suffered a broken collarbone during a win over the Texans.

via Reuben Frank of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

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