The Philadelphia Eagles have traded quarterback Mark Sanchez to the Denver Broncos for a conditional draft pick, according to Mike Klis of local NBC affiliate 9News.
Sanchez being dealt was all but an inevitability after the Eagles re-signed Sam Bradford and then brought in Chase Daniel. Barring Denver drafting a quarterback or signing someone else, or even acquiring Colin Kaepernick from the San Francisco 49ers, this likely means that Sanchez has a good chance at being the Broncos’ starting quarterback come Week 1 of 2016.
Sanchez had spent the last two seasons with the Eagles, primarily as a backup. He appeared in four games last season and threw for 616 yards for four touchdowns while Bradford was out with a shoulder injury.
Sanchez also spent four seasons with the New York Jets, who drafted him fifth overall out of USC in 2009. He helped lead the Jets to two AFC Championship Games, but never quite took the step forward towards becoming an elite NFL quarterback.
He isn’t the prettiest acquisition by any means, but the Broncos could definitely do worse than Mark Sanchez at quarterback after the retirement of Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler signing with the Houston Texans. So long as he’s healthy, he should have every opportunity to win the starting job.
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