Aug 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John O

Mark Sanchez Moving Down Eagles Ladder

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A week ago I wrote an article claiming Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Mark Sanchez was a vital piece of the offense. I figure I may get out ahead of this now and say I may have been a little off-base in my assertion. He’s not “officially” the number two quarterback. But it stands to reason he would be the number two quarterback at the onset the organized team activities, OTA’s since he is a veteran quarterback.

However, his performance during the OTA’s has been lack-luster at best. Sanchez has shown glimpses of greatness. According to an article on, Tuesday he had two back to back red zone touchdown passes. But his accuracy has been off and  his passes have hit the ground more than anyone else’s.

In more great news, (sarcasm) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley is showing promise. His arm strength has improved and been throwing with more zip. And he hasn’t had a single pass intercepted in practice so far. Maybe his last season’s failures motivated him to improve. Both quarterbacks have talent but seem to have a hard time bringing it out. It will be interesting to see who rises to the top. For me, choosing between these two is like choosing between having a broken collar bone or a concussion.

To quote a famous space smuggler, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”


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  • Dr Muon Funk

    Please check your grammar before you post your articles! “But his accuracy has been off and his passes has hit the ground than anyone else.”

  • Carl William Brubaker

    Um yeah… do these “journalists” just use talk to text without proofreading any of it… disappointment abounds and I’m thinking of following a more … credible site!

  • Todd

    Thanks for catching that men. I wish I had been able to read your comments earlier. That was a bad mistake and I apologize for the loose editing. Carl, not all our articles have these kinds of mistakes so I hope you don’t hold that really bad grammatical mess against the rest of the staff. There are some really good folks on here.

    Thanks for commenting and letting me know the error. I appreciate it more than you know.

  • John Down

    If you put the best qualities of each of these two USC QB’s together into one QB, do you still have a quality backup? I’m being facetious, of course, but I’m not impressed with either as being able to step in to spell Foles for whatever reason.

  • Moby Dick

    I’d take a broken collarbone over a concussion…immediate pain is greater but long-term Quality of Life are going to be most likely better.

    The Eagles should try to get a good backup, like Kyle Orton or Eli Manning (jokes?) perhaps.