Jets recently signed Vick after he left Eagles, before releasing Sanchez.
The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly expected to tie up a deal to sign free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez after he was released by the New York Jets.
The 27-year-old began his search for a new team on Friday, and a senior ESPN analyst has now revealed that the expectation is that he will move to Philadelphia ahead of the new season.
Sanchez is currently in rehabilitation after undergoing shoulder surgery, and the Eagles are expected to make a medical evaluation ahead of completing his signing.
Should he conclude a deal to move to Philadelphia, Sanchez will be the third quarterback on Chip Kelly’s roster, with Nick Foles and Matt Barkley already secured for the new campaign.
Foles established himself as the franchise’s starting signal-caller last season after Michael Vick continued to struggle with injuries, with the veteran star moving to join the Jets in a move which ultimately paved the way for Sanchez to depart.
Nevertheless, it is expected that the Eagles will want to take a close look at Sanchez’s shoulder and are still cautious over signing a contract if the injury is deemed to be serious and will effect the former Jets star moving forward.
The Jets cut Sanchez with a “failed physical” designation which means that he wouldn’t be healthy enough to play right now, and question marks remain after he missed the entire season last year after picking up the injury in pre-season.
However, if he does pass the evaluation then he is expected to challenge Matt Barkley as the primary back-up for Foles.