The Eagles like backup quarterback Mark Sanchez and Sanchez likes the Eagles. It’s a good thing, too, because other teams are starting to eye the former Jets’ starter. Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur praised the quarterback and acknowledged that demand for a player of his pedigree is natural.
“I think everybody should be interested in Mark Sanchez,” Shurmur said, via CSN Philly. “He’s done a good job [and] played well for us. He’s won a lot of football games in the league. I’ve said it before: He was sitting in the locker room at halftime of two AFC Championship Games [with a lead].”
As CSN Philly reporter notes, there’s a good amount of “trade conspiracy dots” between the Jets and the Rams — which involves the former Jets’ starter. However, it’s really just one “dot.” It’s Brian Shottenheimer, who is the Rams’ current and Jets’ former offensive coordinator.
Shootenheimer may generate interest from the Rams’ end, but the Eagles have to tango. The way that Shurmur phrases it, it seems that he and the Eagles franchise are happy having a capable backup — rather than whatever the another team can offer in a trade.
“I think it’s hugely important,” Shurmur said. “You see time and time and time again where the backup is thrust into a starting role. We’re watching it happen in St. Louis now; unfortunately Sam [Bradford] got hurt for the year. So now [Shaun] Hill is in and he’s got to go.”
He continued: “A lot of people should want him, but we have him.”