One day Mark Sanchez believes that he will start at quarterback for an NFL team, but it will have to come somewhere else because in Philadelphia the Eagles have made it clear that Nick Foles is their man.
But there are advantages to having a backup as capable as Sanchez. At the very least Sanchez represents some intriguing trade bait. When Chip Kelly was asked yesterday how he’d respond if he got an offer, Kelly gave an interesting answer:
“I mean, we’ll listen to anything for anybody. We’re not just going to put our head in the sand and say no. It better be a pretty good deal in terms of what it is. But that’s not in any of our thought process.” Kelly elaborated that the team is happy with Sanchez’ work so far: That’s not something we’re talking about because you’re just spending time on things that could happen, should happen. I don’t know. But I know we’re really happy about him.”
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) August 17, 2014
So take that for what it’s worth. Apparently the Eagles like Sanchez, but would certainly listen to offers.
In my opinion they should hang onto him unless they get an offer for a real playmaker in the defensive backfield. Philly is deep pretty much stacked everywhere else on the roster. If you watched the 49ers and Broncos play yesterday you got a real close look at what happens when there’s a big gulf between your starter and his primary backup, and it’s not pretty.
What do you think? Should the Eagles seriously entertain offers for Sanchez, or should they play it safe and keep him as Foles’ backup?