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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