The Sanchize may not be a starting QB in 2015, but he will be an Eagle.
The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly re-signed QB Mark Sanchez to a two-year deal worth up to $16 million with $5.5 million guaranteed.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report on the terms of the deal after NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Eagles were sticking with Sanchez in 2015.
QB Mark Sanchez is heading back to the #Eagles, source said
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2015
Mark Sanchez is going back to Eagles, 2 Year Deal, max value of $16M, $5.5M Guaranteed, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2015
Though it remains unclear what the Eagles plan to do with QB Nick Foles, who is coming off an injury, or whether they plan to move up in the 2015 NFL draft to take Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, they can rely on Sanchez, at the very least, to be a suitable backup for the time being.
Sanchez became the Eagles’ interim starter in Week 9 of the 2014 season after Nick Foles went down with an injury. Sanchez won 3 of his first four starts and set numerous career highs for efficiency in games against the Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. But after the Thanksgiving win Sanchez broke down and suffered three straight losses, with the Philadelphia being removed from playoff contention in Week 16 against Washington.
He finished the season with a career-high 64.1% completion rate and 88.4 passer rating, along with 2,418 passing yards, 14 TDs and a career-low 11 INTs.