The Philadelphia Eagles just needed mark Sanchez to pass a physical for them to feel good abut giving him a new contract and that’s exactly what happened. The Eagles and Sanchez agreed to a one-year deal on Friday that will be worth a base salary of $2.25 million and could payout as much as $4 million based on performance.
The Eagles announced on Friday that Sanchez has signed a one-year contract. In Philadelphia he’ll compete with Matt Barkley (who succeeded Sanchez as the starting quarterback at USC) for the right to back up Nick Foles.
The one-year deal Mark Sanchez will sign with the Eagles on Friday will be worth a max of $4 million. Base value roughly half of that.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 28, 2014
Mark Sanchez’s one-year contract is for $2.25M, almost $9M less than he was scheduled to make with Jets. #nyj
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 28, 2014
The deal not only keeps Sanchez employed in the NFL but it presents him with an opportunity to be taken under the wing of Chip Kelly and hopefully revive his once promising career. After a few good seasons with the Jets, Sanchez fell out of favor quickly and his talents went out the window.
Kelly took Nick Foles and morphed him into an MVP candidate in 2013, which means Sanchez is likely in good hands when it comes to working towards once day becoming an NFL starting quarterback again.