Week 2 of NFL preseason games commenced on Friday, and four games took place. There were standout performances from players such as Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews.
Four preseason games took place on Friday to kick off Week 2, and there were more standout performances from various players.
Here are five takeaways from Friday’s preseason performances.
5. Mark Sanchez’s career isn’t over just yet
Sanchez struggled mightily in his last two seasons with the New York Jets, but it is becoming more apparent that this is partly due to lack of coaching and weapons to throw to. It may be an overreaction to be impressed with Sanchez since he went against second-team players, but his performance was nearly flawless as he threw for 117 yards and two touchdown passes on 11-for-12 passing. His only incompletion was an interception, but he appears set to be a reliable No. 2 in Philadelphia.
4. Jimmy Garoppolo is still a contender for the No. 2 quarterback job
Garoppolo put together another solid performance for the Patriots, throwing for 72 yards and two touchdown passes. However, Ryan Mallett rebounded from his awful start last week by throwing for 92 yards and a touchdown. The competition for the No. 2 job will be fierce, but Garoppolo may be on track to earn it since Mallett is in the final year of his rookie contract and may be traded.