Reports: Eagles, Sanchez Agree To Terms

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Mark Sanchez was in town today to get checked out by Eagles doctors.

And apparently, the team was pleased with what it saw. Sanchez and the Eagles have agreed to terms, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, who reports that the veteran QB will officially sign today.


Sanchez, 27, missed the entire 2013 campaign after injuring his throwing shoulder in the preseason. He had labrum surgery back in October.

"Obviously we lost Mike [Vick], so we’re always trying to look in that backup position behind Nick [Foles] in terms of what we can do to bolster it - whether it’s through free agency, who’s still available now or through the draft," said Chip Kelly on Wednesday.

"It’s a position of need for us. We played three quarterbacks last year. I don’t think you can look at your roster and ever say, ‘Hey, we’re good at quarterback.’ I think you always have to look at that position. It’s the key position in this game. And it’s something we’re always gonna look at. I don’t think anybody’s ever gonna say, ‘Hey, I’ve got too many quarterbacks. I’m good.’ "

Asked specifically what he likes about Sanchez, Kelly said: "I think Mark’s a very, very good athlete. He’s started 60-some games in this league. He’s got great experience. There’s a lot of positive qualities to him."

A first-round pick (fifth overall) in 2009, Sanchez started 62 games in five seasons for the Jets. He completed 55.1 percent of his passes, averaged 6.48 yards per attempt and threw 68 touchdowns against 69 interceptions. He has a career QB rating of 71.7.

In the past 10 years, among QBs who attempted at least 1,500 passes, only two have completed worse than 56 percent and averaged less than 6.5 YPA: Sanchez and Kerry Collins.

While at USC, Sanchez (6-2, 227) went 1-1 against Oregon in 2007 and 2008. He completed 65.2 percent of his passes and tossed five touchdowns against two interceptions in those games. Kelly was the offensive coordinator of those Oregon teams.

We'll find out what the money looks like on Sanchez's deal. Perhaps this is a risk-free move and the Eagles can cut him if they don't like what they see this summer.

Or perhaps it will signal that they think Sanchez is a better option than Matt Barkley to be Foles' backup.

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  • PaoliBulldog

    How much money and how many years? Any guaranteed?

    • GEAGLE

      Don’t the jets still owe him money? If so, I bet we get him cheap

  • JofreyRice

    eh, He blows, but he’s probably better than Barkley. I hope this doesn’t stop them from taking a dev. guy. I want either Barkley or Sanchez on the 53, not both.

    • Amar (India)

      Kafka would have been a better choice, even Jeff Garcia would be a huge upgrade. Just my opinion.

      • Tony

        Jeff Garcia is 44 years old.

        • Bird of Prey

          Shhhhhh, I think Ruben Amarro reads this blog and may want someone else who’s in their 40s and can’t play baseball!

          Really though, Sanchez never had any coaching after his second year, so who knows what he can do. It could be a good move, and if he can be coached we could love it. Rex is his father’s son who may regard offense as a necessary evil.

        • Amar (India)

          And still knows to avoid OL’s butt when taking off.

      • JofreyRice

        I don’t know. I think they’re all about the same level. Kafka had a little more mobility. Hard for me to judge who’s arm is the weakest out of those three, but I’ll go Sanchez > Kafka > Berkley. They all suck shit.

        • Mr. Magee

          Wow, you guys are really down on Barkley… Not saying I’m high on him, just that I’m surprised people are ready to throw in the towel given how little he’s played.

          If he truly is that bad – and I have no idea if he is or isn’t – I hope the eagles have the courage to cut him

          • GEAGLE

            I wouldn’t rule out any player who played about 8 quarters of football after his rookie year…but I am skeptical of Barkley, however I’m not ready to talk about what he is and what he isn’t,.. Too soon to know…

          • JofreyRice

            I’m probably more down on him than most, never liked him at USC. Rag-armed and made easy throws to Woods or Lee. I thought he was a 4th round talent, but I thought the Eagles had other needs. They didn’t necessarily overdraft him, IMO, but they didn’t get a “steal”, like some people–Roseman being one of them–tried to pretend, either.

            And now after a year, they’re not even comfortable with him as a backup. Bad news.

          • GEAGLE

            Look I hate that dude!! Pretty much hate everyone that ever played for that school…and I’m not trying to talk good about him, I am just not sure that adding Sanchez means Barkley sucks in our eyes…can’t rule out Chip really wanting constant competition for every role on the team. No one is competing with FOles, he already answered the bell…so why not challenge that noodle arm USC boy?

          • EagleDuck

            I don’t understand this reasoning (it’s not just you, it’s everywhere). If they have no faith in Barkley, why bring in a chump? They would be doing whatever it takes to get a better guy than Matt Barkley. Sanchez is NOT that guy… This would seemingly indicate faith in Barkley, not a lack of.
            Or am I just talking crazy?

          • JofreyRice

            Are you primarily an NCAA fan? Because that could color your perception a bit. I think money is a huge aspect of the equation when analyzing the move.

            At this point in his career–having started a bunch of NFL games, and having had some postseason success, Mark Sanchez is a backup QB. He’s being paid 2.5 million guaranteed–which is quite a bit more than the starter, Foles, mind you–to perform that role. With how spendthrift this organization has been this offseason–sitting on their hands in free agency, floating trade rumors the minute someone hints they might want more money in a deal, signing special teams bums, I think it’s clear that money matters.

            I don’t think investing 2.5 million dollars in a backup QB amounts to “camp body” or “competition” for Barkley. I think backup QB is Sanchez’ job to lose, which means they weren’t comfortable with Barkley doing that job. For me, I don’t see that as a vote of confidence in a guy that played in NFL live-action last year. The only question I have, is do they view Barkley as a guy with upside, to develop as a 3rd QB? I really hope not. He doesn’t have any of the raw traits that would intrigue you into thinking he could develop into a good starter. He’s had 9 years of literally the top coaching a QB can have, and he’s still not even a backup.

      • Septhinox

        Umm…No.

      • DoctorRick

        Franz Kafka is really old. Oh wait, not that Kafka. Never mind.

    • southy

      He’s not a good quarterback, but he might be intelligent enough in this system to play point guard and keep us competitive in a pinch. Unfortunately we won’t have the D on the other side to help him out like the Jets teams of a few years ago.

      He’s not a lock to make the team as I see it, but if he does it’ll be because he’s better than Barkley, and then who can complain?

    • Token

      Barkley…. Remember everyone saying it was his injury from a year before holding him back? This move kinda tells you what they think of Barkleys progress. The guy just cant throw the football well.

      PS – Sanchez is really Fing bad. If they were gonna sign a vet, I would of liked a guy that Foles could kinda pick his brain on reading defense etc… Just tips. I dont really see how he benefits at all from Sanchez. O well. If you are playing your backup QB its pointless anyway.

      • anon

        So they take another QB with a shoulder injury and a 55% completion rate. but whatever 2nd/3rd string qb bound to be crappy

      • JofreyRice

        he definitely really sucks, that’s for sure. But so does Barkley. It’s hard to believe teams were competing for his services, and we had to sign him any time later than now. Just because he was a top 5 pick? I mean, his resume on the field is poor, and he doesn’t have a great arm. This is the kind of talent you should be able to pick up anytime, not someone you have to prioritize signing.

        I know he ended up being a total shitshow last year, but I would have much preferred to see them add a guy with actual tangible NFL traits, like Josh Freeman. Probably not Kelly’s kind of player, though.

        • cliff henny

          Sanchez 3rd string or Branden Wheeton 2nd. let’s face it, there’s not even 32 quality starters, so it get really thin when discussing 60-80

          • DoctorRick

            I’d rather have Weeden than Sanchez. Smart kid with a good arm might do well in Chip’s system. Anything has to be better than Cleveland for him.

        • Token

          But did Freeman play Chip in college?

      • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com theedevilsadvocate

        a lot of people thought the same thing of foles… said he is vicks back up keep saying he is a career back up though he is starting now. if he really is a back up then kelly made him a 27td 2int machine not bad for a back up…

        • Token

          Not really. A lot of people liked what they say from Foles his rookie year.

          I dont see the love for Barks. Didnt see it in college and sure dont see it now. Good guy im sure.

          • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com theedevilsadvocate

            sure i loved what i saw from foles his rookie season in the preseason and when he had to come in for vick. in the loss in the dallas game and that come back in tampa. but you cant tell me the haters were not and do not call him a career back up qb because they still do and believe he will show that this upcoming year. i say he will get better seems like thats what he keeps doing. my point was a lot of people called foles a career back up and look what he did last seson so why cant kelly coach up sanchez and barkely to be better qb’s?

      • EagleDuck

        If anything this says they very much believe in Barkley. Otherwise, wouldn’t they be bringing in a ‘good’ QB? Sanchez is as bad as it gets, clearly #3 material at best.

    • Will

      You think Barkey’s bad wait to you see this guy play…they are both INT’s magnets…He has thrown 69 INT’s in four season’s….

      • JofreyRice

        yeah, he loves throwing it to the other team. Kind of a headscratcher.

    • DirtyWaters

      Camp Body.

    • morgan c

      anyone know the terms? not reported anywhere.

  • https://www.skinnypost.com/ GayleSaunders

    Show me how much guaranteed money and I’ll show you how I feel about this signing.

  • usmcnole

    This move is a total head scratcher. Im hoping Taj Boyd falls to 5th rd and we snag him

    • EaglesFanInPhx

      I don’t understand how people are not happy with this move. We get a 3rd string guy with lots of experience. yes, we hope he never has to play, but look at the weapon’s he had in the past. None. For a 3rd stringer, I don’t think we can do any better.

      • JosephR2225

        Yeah…that’s true, but… the Butt Fumble….

      • usmcnole

        As a third stringer its fine. But as we stand it looks like hes the current backup. Barkley looked far from acceptable the last time we saw him in action

        • Skulman7

          But does it really mean much of how it currently stands? Chip is all about competition. We still have Mini-Camp, Training camp, and preseason. If Barkley outplays him, there’s no reason to think he would not be the backup.

      • OldDocRoss

        If he’s 3rd string I have no real issue with it, beyond my long-held belief that Sanchez is a douchenozzle.

        If he’s back-up I *hate* the move, because he’s dreadful at….everything.

      • Will

        Sanchez is hardly a thrilling addition, though. Sanchez actually owns the worst passer rating of every quarterback era in NFL history that lasted at least four seasons.

    • Javi Echie

      Taj Boyd sucks and wouldn’t be an upgrade over sanchez as the backup qb

    • Johnny Domino

      Trade Barkley to get that pick, right?

      • usmcnole

        Or just use the one we have

        • Johnny Domino

          Don’t see both Barkley and Sanchez here come the season, so you’d think they’d move Barkley for a draft pick rather than cut him. If you are drafting a QB with one of only 6 picks that guy isn’t going to the practice squad.

          • usmcnole

            Ah.. I see what you’re saying but we’re not going to get shit for Barkley unfortunately

  • cliff henny

    who cares, NFL success and starting QB playing 16 games is almost a prerequisite. SF, SEA, CAR, NO, DENV and NE all got 16. it’s not like Eagles have ’90s gang green defense if Foles goes down to lean on, either.

    • GEAGLE

      Yup…better keep Mathis

      • cliff henny

        yeah, not saying ignore position, but let’s be realistic. eagles have plenty of holes to fill, 3rd string qb aint high on list. I don’t want draft pick used and I don’t want anyone but FOles seeing field unless up by 28, sooo…that leave us with Sanchez, who sucks and wears 16 yr old girls soccer headbands.
        .
        hope philly faithful try and make him cry over that!

        • GEAGLE

          Yup…as crappy as he is, adding the frat boy fairy allow us to not spend a pick on QB…lim ok with drafting a QB every other year..but take a break from the developmental guys and work with what we have…Musgrave has enough work to do with Barkley

    • Skulman7

      Not saying you don’t want to keep your starter healthy, but what you said is definitely an exception, not the rule. Eagles made the playoffs many years when they had AJ Feely/Jeff Garcia come in. Tom Brady wasn’t the starter in the beginning of the year during the Pats first SB run. Alex Smith/Kaepernick in 2012. Plenty of examples of why having a solid backup is important (and doesn’t kill your SB chances)

      • cliff henny

        all had great defenses to lean on. no, you want success in NFL, protect the F’N QB!

    • Ark87

      It depends. If you team could get 12+ wins with a healthy starter for 16 games, that makes you a superbowl contender, a good back-up can help you just scrape by into the playoffs, like Green Bay’s situation last year. Basically there are plenty of recovery times measured in weeks not months, where if your QB can come back and do some good stuff if the season is still salvageable (via good back-up QB play).

      • GEAGLE

        Wouldn’t shock me to see Sanchez and shady (can’t believe I just said that) beat romo, Eli or that Chump RG3…but I doubt we win many games outside our division without the walking Demi god, and hardest mofo to hit Philly since Rocky Balboa..the Neapolitan DYNAMITE!!!! #BOOM!!

        • Ark87

          Yeah we just need someone good enough to not destroy our season in his time in. Just gotta give Nick a playoff seed and we got a chance.

  • GEAGLE

    So basically our only 3 options for news is?
    1) we are trading our best WR for a 4th round pick
    2) our all pro guard is on the trading block
    3) we signed the girl head band wearing frat boy butt fumble..

    Uhhhh. Can I buy a vowel or something?
    ..
    And just to rub it in, the best new is the hard to get our hands on Mike Evans..Tough being a birds fan right now….let’s all just rewind and pretend we just traded for Sproles again

    • Amar (India)

      I got 1 foot out of the Chip Kelly bandwagon. You with me Geagle ??

    • 76mustang

      Patience, grasshopper…patience…breathe…

  • Mike

    GREAT MOVE….Sanchez has won four playoff games, that is fantastic for your back-up QB.

    • Brandon Boykin, LOL

      *the D and running game won four playoff games. Sanchez just happened to be the QB.

      • Eagles1018

        Yeah I’d say they won DESPITE Sanchez being the qb at that time.

  • 76mustang

    Chip could make Blaine Gabbert look like Joe Montana…

    Plus, Howie beat half a dozen other teams interested in Sanchez..another solid FA move by the Eagles…

    • Guest

      The Superbowl fireworks then launched out of Chip’s a**

      • UKEagle99

        You can say “arm”, we wont bite it off!

  • morgan c

    So let me just first say I have faith in Chip (and Howie too, to a degree), and this is a back-up QB signing so it shouldn’t affect our product on the field, but…

    I just don’t get this at all. Sanchez is bad, a lightning rod, and not fully recovered from destroying his shoulder. He is anything BUT accurate and careful with the football, the two most important traits Chip values in his offense (as SK has mentioned).
    If Chip really thinks this guy has potential and wants to turn him around (ala Reid with Vick to a LIMITED degree, let’s be clear here), I just wonder why? He’s a back-up and not worth the resources. How can he really showcase anything anyway as a back-up. You can’t tell me there aren’t better and cheaper journeymen back-ups available. I want no part of Sanchez on my team.

    (Unless of course this is all some master plan to showcase him as a back-up as much as possible, and flipping him for a mid to high round pick…)

    • JosephR2225

      Maybe they already have a trade worked out to send Barkley to the Cardinals for Patrick Peterson and a 2nd round pick.

    • Mike

      Relax, you are thinking way too much. Sanchez is here to compete with Barkley for the BACK-UP QB job.

  • Richard Colton

    We got Sanchez, now lets get (old) Dirty!

    • cliff henny

      someone with photoshop needs to make a Team Dirty pic, sanchez ODB and Andre Waters

    • Jerry Pomroy

      I’m telling you. If they draft ODB Chip is gonna draw up a play and call it a Dirty Sanchez. I’m thinking a fake reverse & then hitting ODB in the flat.

      Say it in your head with a deep Cheech Marin accent….Dirrrrty Saaaanchez!

  • Formidable

    I’m reserving judgment on this signing just like every decision Chip and Howie have made since last year (not automatically hating them as some Eagles fans tend to do). Nick Foles was just as terrible as Sanchez was when he was in Andy’s system. Who knows what may be possible in a new situation.

    • Michael Winter Cho

      Um… no. Mark Sanchez’ rookie QB: 63. 2nd Year: 75
      Nick Foles’: 79.1 2nd Year: 119
      Not particularly close.

    • anon

      They probably rationalize that he did ok when he was in a run first system and bad in morningwig’s

  • Will

    Wow this is a lousy lousy QB move…Foles gets hurt we’re screwed….

    • JosephR2225

      “If our starting QB gets hurt, we’re screwed”
      -Fans of about 26 NFL Teams

      “We’re screwed no matter what”
      -Fans of the Browns, Raiders, Cowboys, Redskins, Jaguars, and Bills

      • Will

        We now have 2 USC bums at QB on are roster, they both have shoulder injuries and throw lots of INT’s…Foles goes down were screwed….

        • LookinAtMyGucci

          I know, f’n Barkley only had to come in as the 3rd string QB and put up a perfect stat line to satisfy irrational fans, but he screwed it up. Damn him.

  • Eagles1018

    Meanwhile the Raiders are having trouble unloading Terrelle Pryor. AND they lost Lamarr Houston in free agency. Pryor won’t get them a lot in a trade but we could have discussed a trade with Pry and Graham and a 4-5th rounder from them? Pryor has less time in the league than Sanchez but I feel (in a good system) has more upside. Plus he’s more athletic than Sanchez and gives us more in the read option set. Channeling my inner gm

    • MediaMike

      Who wants a low-life like Pryor to begin with? Plus “athletic” is the worst possible trait for a QB.

      • LookinAtMyGucci

        How do you really feel about “athletic” QBs?

      • anon

        really, i thought it might be “inaccurate”, but maybe you were thinking “b….” nah, that’s too easy.

        • MediaMike

          Accuracy, field generalship, reading a D, all important traits for a QB. Athleticism is the least important trait for a QB.

          • anon

            Worst and least important aren’t the same thing.

          • MediaMike

            Worst attribute, least important attribute… same thing. “Athletic” being the first thing that comes to mind about a QB isn’t exactly what Greg Cosell would rate as a good sign.

  • EaglefaninAZ

    I think this is a fine move in regards to competition for the 3rd string slot. Zero issues with this signing.

  • Will

    Now I have to wonder about our doctor’s who keep saying these player’s are good to go. Same doctors who signed off on Kenny Phillips last year and a host of other’s. The Jets say he failed a physical yet he passes our physical?

    • anon

      they failed him so they could cut him without paying him and trying to save his reputation.

      • Will

        Sanchez is hardly a thrilling addition, though. Sanchez actually owns the worst passer rating of every quarterback era in NFL history that lasted at least four seasons. Hard to salvage his reputation….I’ve watch him play just dreadful…

        • Mike

          Sanchez now gets to play with a great offense, that is one of the best in football, that’s a big difference in playing in Jets awful offense with terrible wide receivers

  • Burberry Manning

    This move says nothing about Barkley. Sanchez is a cheap veteran qaurterback who was a high draft choice. Bringing him in now gives the team a chance to start evaluating him in their system plus he’s a possible camp body with the high volume of reps chip kelly runs you need more than 2 qb’s..

    • anon

      Make him look good in pre-season maybe you can trade for picks.

      • Burberry Manning

        Who knows plenty of qbs have seen their careers resurrected on a new team

  • cliff henny

    damn…
    RB Ray Rice indicted on one count of aggravated assault. Carries 3-5 year prison term

    • MediaMike

      Guilty. Contract voided. 1200 yard year ahead for Ardmore’s and Temple’s own Bernard Pierce!

      • cliff henny

        boy he sure does looks pretty guilty dragging a lifeless broad out of elevator

        • GEAGLE

          They are trying to say an assault didn’t happen? Better off trying to convince the world your wife is a narcoleptic

          • cliff henny

            not sure how, believe they both gave statements that he hit her. only proof that he did so much damage was pulling her out in front of camera’s. not sure, maybe Rob knows more sure it’s 24/7 in Baltimore area.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            His picture is painted in very different light in this area. He was the good guy and spokesman for M&T Bank. Ravens fans just pretty much throw up their arms saying she deserved it.

          • GEAGLE

            Better pay the casino some serious coin to misplace the video..

          • Jerry Pomroy

            To late for that. They took that right away in order to for the charges to stick.

    • Token

      What a scum bag.

    • LookinAtMyGucci

      Suspended sentence on the way.

      • cliff henny

        yup, probably…plus 4 gamechecks. all is fine, nothing to see as Ravens go on PR campaign

        • LookinAtMyGucci

          Hell, he might have his lawyer advocate for max fine just to avoid a the suspended sentence. And even if not, 1yr suspended with 1yr probation.

          • cliff henny

            per twitter,should quit my day job.

            ProFootballTalk ‏@ProFootballTalk 3m

            Ravens offer support: “There is more to Ray Rice than this one incident”

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            Yeah, per B. Pierce. Even Rice beating his girl on video can’t get him the starting gig.

  • MediaMike

    Not a bad move once one considers the lower cost, ease of cutting him, creation of drive for Matt Barkley to improve, and overall higher quality as a person and QB over Tyrell Pryor.

    • cliff henny

      but is he mobile?

      • Jerry Pomroy

        He’s got two legs last I checked…

        • cliff henny

          ha, well, little bored and if you’ve never read a media mike rant on mobile qbs, they can be quite epic

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Foles is mobile. Didn’t he avg like 9yds/run? Too lazy to look up right now. I’ve seen his rants.

            Let’s egg him on…

          • cliff henny

            foles might have, but think RC was up in rafters with sniper’s rifle knee-capping all the defenders to get foles big enough lanes for that average

    • anon

      “Overall higher quality as a person” have you seen his headband?

    • Token

      I doubt Matt Barkley is on the team come September. If they saw anything at all in him you dont sign Mark Sanchez. You give the 3rd spot to a developmental guy. Matt just isnt very good. Just gotta seperate the college game from the NFL game. He cant play at this level IMO. Arm is too noodly and hes doesnt have the over the top smarts and accuracy to make up for the lack of a arm.

  • tbwhite

    Now wait a minute!

    Okay, Sanchez is a real zero. That’s true.

    Think back to when you were rookies.

    Riley, you had a face like a pepperoni pizza, right?

    And Kelce here. Everybody thought that Kelce was brain damaged.

    I myself was so obnoxious…the kicker beat me up once a week.

    So Sanchez is a total loser?

    Let me tell you the story of another loser.

  • GEAGLE

    Dee ford is saying he thinks he is going to the Eagles or the Saints. Lol yeah kid, cuz you would know off Howie wanted you lol…thanks for the smoke screen, but apparently you haven’t heard Chip Kelly talk about “setting the edge” 3000 times…

  • cliff henny

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000337564/article/in-the-green-room-with-former-auburn-de-dee-ford?campaign=Twitter_nfl_cb

    for the Dee Ford fans, interview … pull out part that matters

    Do you get a sense of where you’ll go to in the first round?

    DF: I hear a lot of talk about Philadelphia and New Orleans. I’m hearing more of the 20 to 30 range

    • Token

      Im good with that. I said my preference is one of Evans-Ebron-Barr-Ford. At least one will be there at 22 I think. It gets pretty tough if more than one are. But Ford is the most likely. I wonder if they would jump up for Barr if he falls to 15 or lower.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        I personally want no parts of Ford. Think he’s a possible wolf in sheep’s clothing, that benefited going up against RTs almost exclusively his college career.

        • Javi Echie

          I completely agree with you. Ive preached on this on previous threads, Dee Ford regardless of what you hear spent a majority of his time lined up against right tackles, even though he moved around that was primarily where he lined up so to think we have to move a college DE to 3-4 OLB that will face NFL left tackles is just stupid.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            He had no success when moved, which wasn’t often. Regardless of playing the left side though, he’s still a non-factor in the run game. I mean zero run awareness. My guys for OLB are Barr (if there), M Smith or even Will Clarke.

            Barr lacks coaching/discipline & upper body strength. But he’ll attempt to crash inside on run plays. Problem is he guesses wrong a lot, but that falls into the coaching and discipline. Smith can do all 3 (rush, run, cover), but excels in pass rush. Clarke has excellent size, character, leadership, is very coachable & is surprisingly athletic despite not having top end speed. He’s a developmental guy, but only as far as tapping his highest potential. Out the gate, I think he’s solid, but could become a really good 2 way player in the mold of a Michael Johnson.

          • GEAGLE

            If he can be a 3 down OLB in 2015, draft him….but I smell Bruce Irvin type

      • cliff henny

        i’ll live with anyone, cause I have to, but Ford makes little sense to me. he doesn’t seem that much different than guys projected in 2nd and 3rd, but is doing really good job of hyping himself. has natty champ game push and bad mouthing CLowney, so press likes him. evans barr or ebron move my meter, so does ODB.

        • Token

          To me hes a much better pass rusher than any of those 2nd round prospects like KVN. Good natural bend. Think he uses his hands pretty well. Needs work like any of them will. Needs more moves. Wants to rush outside a lot when he has chances to cut it inside. But I dunno what the coaches are asking him to do. And he loves the game, he wants to be great. Thats a plus.

          He would be my 4th guy on the list, but think hes the most likely to still be there. I think Barr has more potential, but theyd have to jump up a bit most likely.

          ODB I dont see it, I know im alone on that one. He just doesnt seem like a impact player at this level. He seems like a nice complementary WR. Love the hands. But dont feel like he plays as fast as the 40. I didnt see much separation in that Georgia game. I feel like hes a guy that can have a nice career playing next to a legit #1. I dont see him as that kind of guy.

        • JofreyRice

          he’s built like a brick shithouse, really quick off the snap, and super bendable around the edge. The athletic testing was right up there with Von Miller, and he had a very productive senior season as well–not just a combine champ. He’s a solid first rounder, IMO. Would be totally happy with him at 22.

          • GEAGLE

            How are we gonna get out of Coles contract next year if the OLB needs two years to be able to set the edge and play the run? I like Dee pass rush ability for sure, but I worry he won’t be ready to be a 3 down OLB by next year….reminds me of drafting Bruce Irvin…

        • GEAGLE

          I want Clowney soooo bad that I pretend he doesn’t even exists

      • JofreyRice

        I think McShay has Barr at like 28. People really don’t like his film; some are throwing out comparisons to Aaron Maybin.

        I think it’s baloney. He’s still raw, having switched over from running back 2 years ago, but when you watch him play, as compared to Dion Jordan, you see more power when he contacts OL with his hands, and you see more natural feel for looping and stunting inside to beat guards. More physical player in general.

        If he’s available near when the Eagles pick–which I’m still kind of doubting, considering he’s a 6’5 4.55-4.6 guy with 41 TFL in the last two seasons in a major conference–they should be all over him. Could he bust? Sure, I think any of these guys could. All of this is just working with probability, and when you look at what determines good NFL passrushers, it’s probable he’ll be one.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Barr is definitely a more violent player than Dion was. He’s also got a mean streak in him, which I’m fine with as long as it’s disciplined. I think his biggest weakness is his anticipation in the run game, but he does try to make plays there which can’t be said of all pass rush prospects.

        • Token

          28? Geez thats hard to believe.

          He needs coaching for sure. But you see a guy that when it all comes together could be one of those difference making rushers. Needs to get stronger too. If hes in their range im on board with trading up a to get him.

          Atleast we know for sure hes on their radar since hes a Pac12 guy.

        • GEAGLE

          They better get that kid if he is any where near us

  • oreofestar

    Mike Evans captivated me today forget Desean find me a way to get Evans in Philly

    • cliff henny

      something is up, Howie and Kelly are being way WAY to obvious in pre-draft courtship of Evans. I cant ever remember them announcing a visit month in advance (also, admit never followed it, but seems like we find out day guy arrives or right as leaving) either.

      • oreofestar

        I mean I want to trade up but how high we definitely have to get past NY but he could go as early as 7 hopefully he is on the board when the Bills/Lions pick and we can get up there with a 3 and 7 but this is only if we trade Desean

        • anon

          why they are desperate to get trades done, think CK is salivating over Evans in the offense. That and a pass rusher. Hell maybe we only come out w/ 2 picks in this draft

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            If we only come out with two picks it’s almost a lock that they’re both on offense.

          • anon

            We need more TEs!

          • oreofestar

            Colt

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Screw the coke fiend. Gimme Ebron.

          • MediaMike

            Ebron, although not a guy on whom fans have a lot of focus yet, would be a SICK addition to our attack.
            And it would allow me to have the pleasure of starting the Celek cut-down clock. Figure late February 2015?

          • oreofestar

            Personally if I trade up at all it is for an elite talent at a position of need not a guy at a position we may not even draft at all granted I like Ebron but I would love to see a BEAST like Evans in this offense, If we got Evans Chip will turn him into a pro bowler in no time guy could be Calvin he is that nasty

          • anon

            I could turn evans into a pro bowler.

          • oreofestar

            But Chip could turn him into an absolute monster like 102 caches for 1645 yards and 14 TDs he can be ridiculous under Chip I WANT HIM NOW!!!!!

          • Jerry Pomroy

            You fixate on one player a little too much. Relaaaax brother. That’s how you get let down.

          • oreofestar

            I am not fixated on him I like a lot of guys, at 22 Ealy and ODB are some guys I like and then there are a ton of mid round guys I love Evans but it is not like I will be upset if we do not go up and get him

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Ebron is a TE/WR hybrid type though. Evans follows the same mantra because of his size. You don’t need to use Ebron as a typical TE. You could line him up inline, slot, out wide. Interchangeable, multi function pieces is what Chip likes. I’m not saying Ebron over Evans. But Ebron is much more of a catch in stride guy than Evans & better over middle. Evans is obviously better outside and can muscle balls away in the air.

            By the way trading up specifically for need is what the FO wants to avoid. Trading up for value & a guy that completely changes your team dynamically is the way to go & happens to fit a need is the way to go.

          • oreofestar

            No I do not men specifically for need but and ELITE talent who also at a need like Evans, or Barr is what I mean not trading up for Pryor just cuz you need a safety also Ebron you know I’d love but I do not want to give up picks to obtain him especially when my boy Jenkins could slide into round 2

          • oreofestar

            he won’t be there at 22

          • Jerry Pomroy

            But he along with Evans & Barr are guys I’d consider moving up for. As Mike says below, he’d be SICK in this offense. He’d destroy the middle of the field & almost guarantee that he’d have one if not both safeties assigned to him and him only, opening up the outside like Christmas every Sunday.

          • oreofestar

            Too be honest it depends what we have to give and notice I said the Evans thing is only if we trade Desean

    • MediaMike

      How about Evans on a low-ball rookie deal for 4 years AND Jackson for the rest of his contract?

      • oreofestar

        I would love that lol

      • Jerry Pomroy

        David & Goliath.

        • MediaMike

          Or more like Rice and Taylor!

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Eh, I dunno about that. I would assume that DJax plays the role of Rice? Too very different receivers, but I get what you’re saying.

          • MediaMike

            Yeah, I’m just a huge D-Jax fan and would love to see one of the names from this year be on this team as a compliment rather than a replacement.

          • anon

            Yeah get rid of everyone else, just Djax, Evans and sproles in the slot. I’m ok with that.

            I wonder if they re-signed Mac and Coop thinking they were going to be able to move Djax for picks. Wonder if they would have done things different in retrospect.

          • MediaMike

            I can’t read too much into a one year for Maclin and what amounts (due to guarantees) a two year deal for Cooper.

  • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com theedevilsadvocate

    im still on the chip kelly bandwagon, i honestly think he reads all your post and does the opposite. yall want byrd… no byrd for you! yall dont want sanchez… you take that dirty sanchez and you like it! becareful what you wish for as far as the draft goes maybe start naming players you dont want so as they do the opposite…

    • MediaMike

      I want Eli Manning to remain upright and safe!

  • daveH

    worse PR move than Vick signing. hate this move even if he’s only taking a mil.

    • MediaMike

      One thing to consider is what kind of guy might actually want to come in and be a backup to the best QB in the conference? Not strong odds of being named the starter over a guy with an almost 120 QB rating.

  • JofreyRice

    dunno if anyone caugh this, but Rotoworld’s Josh Norris & Evan Silva did a team needs for the Eagles.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/cfb/46664/271/nfl-draft-preview-eagles

    Has us taking Dee Ford at #22. I like it.

    • oreofestar

      meh

    • Token

      Dont put that out there. Thats one of a number of nightmare scenarios. OL too. Ugh.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Is it me or is T-Law just getting way too “In Chip I Trust” & toting the company line? I mean I reserve to give Chip the benefit of a doubt and see how things fall before holding judgement. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t question the motive in the time being. He’s just been really over the top with being a poster boy lately…a la Spadaro.

    • anon

      $ Talks. Clearly have eagles are good at making people tow that line.

      • Token

        Dont even need money. Look how many fans tow the line for free.

    • JofreyRice

      That’s exactly why I don’t read him, but I feel like he’s always been that way. Apple-polisher for the org. Can’t stand it, and I actually find that kind of propaganda shit creepy. I’m guessing he loves Sanchize’s upside and thinks Chip can turn him into a fantastic QB?

      • stephenstempo

        Lol

      • GEAGLE

        Dude, it’s has reached new heights…like just go read the headline, and I bet you can guess what he writes in the article…like come on?

      • Jerry Pomroy

        No I actually started reading him because he was openly subjective. Lately it’s just like he’s got his head so far up Chip & Howie’s ass that he thinks they’re gonna shit diamonds. I like Chip and yes I trust his judgement enough to use a wait and see approach. Howie has done some good things, but he hasn’t been so spectacular that every move he makes is without question or scrutiny (ie; Chung). It’s not even that he doesn’t scrutinize. It’s that he makes everything the organization does to be sunshine and rainbows to a sickening level.

        • GEAGLE

          He literally doesn’t question a single thing!! And his readers are mindless sheep. There is literally no point posting their if no one has their own opinion, and I see an entire board or commenters just adopt his stance on the topic. And Tom will respond and adress few people that disagree, but he knows not to try that BS with me

    • GEAGLE

      I just wrote the same thing above…his recent article is a joke..Swear if I saw spadaros name at the end of the article it would make more sense…and I’m not some Negadelphians. But come one…if I already know you are just going to defend every single move no matter what, what’s the point of reading? Tomorrow I’m going to read his latest headline then I’m going to try and predict what he writes in the article…bet it’s not that hard to know what he will write….hope they paying him well to have ruined one of our better sources of eagles articles

  • oreofestar

    Damn I wish BG had more sacks or Cole had a lower salary or Vick was under contract or something I want more picks…

    • anon

      no one is trading before this draft it’s too stacked. Redskins looking dumb as hell now.

      • oreofestar

        Yeah which sucks but damn if we can get Evans somehow…

  • oreofestar

    Desean Jackson draft day trade to Raiders for 2nd and 5th round pick use 3rd along with 7th to get up to draft Mike Evans, then with 1st 2nd from OAK draft Deonne Bucannon, with 2nd 2 get Marcus Smith, with 4th get Kirksey and 5th get Mcgill and other 5th Ellis

    Mike Evans
    Deonne Bucannon
    Marcus Smith’
    Christsian Kirksey
    Keith McGill
    Justin Ellis

    what a fantasy haul right there

    EDIT: AAAAH change Ellis to Coleman from Rutgers

  • Pennguino

    I would have rather taken Edwards back. He was a good mentor for Foles and performed well in the preseason. Smart, Accurate and has starting experience.

  • GEAGLE

    Seriously can’t read LAwlor apologetic BS any more…wtf happened to that dude?

    • Mr. Magee

      Can you pls elaborate?

      • GEAGLE

        Read a Spadaro article, then read a LAwlor article…and it’s practically turned into the same thing..used to find him brilliants, fair,,,now EVERTHING he writes wreaks of pro eagles agenda, but feel free to feel differently..I’m not trying to piss in anyone cheerios

        • Mr. Magee

          Don’t really read him consistently enough to make a judgement… Just interested in your reasoning / perspective

          • GEAGLE

            I used to find him to be great…now I swear I read the headline, think what would Spadaro write, and it guess literally guess everything he will write in the article…..I wouldn’t care if I didn’t actually respect him a lot before…..it’s getting Out of control…I’ll read his thoughts on prospects, but once a kid is an eagle, I don’t see any use for his opinion because I can guess what it will be

          • RIP illa

            You’re being a tad bit harsh. At least he seems to have a better grasp of the concepts involved in the game than Sparado. I can’t remember one time in which Dave expounded on any concept of football.

          • GEAGLE

            Absolutely…I’m just talk about his tone, and his eagles can do no wrong spin on the topic….they could kidnaps his mother and hold her hostage and he would write “Chip has a plan!!!”

          • RIP illa

            LOL.

    • RIP illa

      I don’t know man! Pretty much my last straw was this week when he was talking about DJax and pulled a “Tom W”! Wasn’t the 1st time but it was real egregious cuz he was like, ‘DJax getting robbed may play a factor into the Eagles decision to move on. All tho police cleared DJax of any wrong doing, the Eagles have their own investigators.’ He even put a quote from the cops saying that there appears to be no foul play or evidence of, but then goes on to implicate DJax. I was like WTF??? If the cops aren’t seeing anything and not gonna pursue that angle, what makes anyone think that the organization is gonna pursue it any further??? It’s a dead issue in the eyes of the law and no company would go and purposely try and dig up any info to the contrary that could contradict the fact and hurt their image by having the potential to be leaked! If he was still being implicated as a suspect or if the cops left the door open when they gave their interview, that could be a different story. Literally could not believe that he would go down that road after reading his site for years.
      But he really started to fall off as soon as he got the job to do write ups on the official site. I used to respect the fine line he walked between overreaction from the fans and over praise for the organization, but he fell off and went pro org, under the guise of being neutral. Hey a man’s gotta eat right???

  • Gambe06

    Enough said….

  • GEAGLE

    Feel like Howie thinks he is game of thrones…like I’m afraid to root for a charecter(player) or the writers(Front office) will kill them off(cut or trade away)

  • oreofestar

    We brought in Taylor Hart I have watched a lot of Oregon tape but never really looked into this guy anybody have any thoughts on him

    • RIP illa

      Good player, has length. Not gonna set the world on fire with high sack numbers or pressures, but since we 2-gap, we just need him to get his weight and strength up and continue evolving and transitioning, as a solid run defender. I’m not gonna bang the table for him, but I do like him as a possibility and think that since we need DL bodies and to get rid of Square, he’d be a good fit.

      • oreofestar

        What round would this guy be obtained in I wanna go look at him a bit I am surprised I do not know him that well considering how I am on top of Oregon, I have seen him pop up on tape at times but I never really looked

        • GEAGLE

          Second or third round talent who will probably fall to round 4 of this draft…we are really lucky that he is injured and no one gets to see him

          • oreofestar

            Interesting because I was hearing round 5-6

          • GEAGLE

            OMG, if we can get him in the 5th, I’m dancing in the street…pretty much, he is everything we wish Kruger would become had he stayed in school and came out this year

          • RIP illa

            He’s currently projected as a 6-7th. Just checked. I think he should be up, but what do I know. I just think that’s kinda crazy with 1/2 the league running a 3-4 and he has the potential to be a very effective 5. I guess him not being seen as much of a pass rusher has hurt more than I though it would. Hey, we never saw the Logan pick coming in the 3rd.

          • GEAGLE

            Who projects him as that? Swear I always see him talked about as a 3rd, but I don’t see how anyone can take him that high In this draft when no one is getting to see him during the draft process…I’m not doubting you, I’m just really surprised to see that because I have literally always seen him talked about as a 3rd

          • oreofestar

            I saw 6th round too

          • GEAGLE

            I believe you guys, just wish Yous would tell me where you are seeing this?

          • oreofestar

            Just CBS projections

          • GEAGLE

            My main concern is if Kruger pans out, wouldn’t he be redundant?

          • RIP illa

            I don’t see Krugs ever being the embodiment of a 5tec. So no, I wouldn’t see it as redundant. I think if Krugs can pan out, then he backs up Cox, while we still need a backup for Logan and/or Ced.

          • GEAGLE

            I would worry about backing up both Cox and Ced with two players under 300lbs….one is fine, but two?

          • RIP illa

            Hart coming in at 280, and maybe more, since he’s been off his feet, is pretty good. We can bulk him up. I’d rather have Caraun Reid, but he lacks the length that we like and if we strictly ran a 1 gap, I would see him as a 3tec, so I guess that’s what he’d be in a 2 gap too. But man, if we could walk away with Reid and Ellis, I’d be so happy, regardless of Krugs.

          • GEAGLE

            Ellis reminds me so much of Brandon Williams who I wanted in round one, how could I not want him in 4 or 5

          • RIP illa

            Better, Ellis can move way better.

          • GEAGLE

            I’d put Brandon in the dancing bear category….doubt too many other NTs, can walk like 5 steps out of a headstand

          • RIP illa

            Draftscouts and CBS. I don’t think he should go as high as 3 either. When I think of draft scenarios, I usually leave him out cuz I have a hard time of walking away from Ellis in the 4th or 5th. But he should be ready for private workouts, after he broke his foot, right?

          • GEAGLE

            Thanks..not sure when he will be healthy, but I’m hoping he can’t work out for anyone, and that we are just bringing him in to see how the injury is progressing…but I have no clue what his timeline is

        • RIP illa

          I thought he was a 4th or 5th round prospect. Could jump up to 3rd or fall to a little, depending on the way the draft plays out. You’re not gonna see too much flash in his game. I generally would like to stay away from a lot of Chip/pac-12 guys, with one or two exceptions, but his size and the fact that we need more DL, makes him very intriguing. Plus I think he’s good.

          • GEAGLE

            That’s what I thought and then I really went back and watch him…they used him in SOOO many ways, and he was pretty damn solid at everything…VERSATILE!!!

          • oreofestar

            I knew Hart but how did I miss him I was so caught up with their guards lol

          • oreofestar

            Damn need to get my eyes off Grasu, and Olomu next year need to see everybody they steal my attention like Dion Josh and Kiko did the year before to the point where I was missing out on my Kyle

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah Grasu is the exact reason I’m trying to hold off on drafting Todd’s replacement…that kid is a Moose!. I don’t care where you are set to pick, if you want the best guard you can get him, it’s so undervalued

          • oreofestar

            I don’t think he gets to pick 32 though :(

          • GEAGLE

            If we are picking 32, I’ll live

          • oreofestar

            Hah!!! I am in love with Olomu though him and Grasu it makes me forget about every other players on the team and Oregon always has a ton of players I am interested in and Kelly brings in Oregon guys

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah I liked OLOMU,..I worry now that he is being used as an example for Brandin Cooks being able to beat man coverage…but if Olo builds on this year and improves, he should be a great CB Next year…I just don’t want to see a Bradley Roby regression out of him next year

          • oreofestar

            I see so much potential in Olomu how high do you think he would go if he was drafted today but lets say in a slightly weaker class

          • GEAGLE

            Id guess no later than round two of a draft like last year

          • oreofestar

            Hmmm good good…

          • oreofestar

            Me wanty… Damn Oregon players man I mean look at last year I wanted Kiko and Dion alot and Kyle looks great all 3 of them will be Eagles eventually they have no choice

    • GEAGLE

      He is going to be a steal. Blown away at how much better he is then I initially thought….he has a foot injury, so didn’t take part in bowl games, combine..so in this class, he will slip thru the cracks and someone will get a serious talent a lot later then they probably should..we would be fortunate to have him fall to us in the 4th..and I mean LUCKY!!

  • Wilbert31

    You guys are missing the most obvious reason for the Sanchez signing. Chip needs late night companionship from time to time. He was clearly tired of the 7s mark Barkley was producing. That’s my take. Can’t be his football skills.

    • GEAGLE

      Come on man..every one knows shady got hoes to spare on his party bus…and if you seen who he was Macking at the probowl you wouldn’t be calling her a 7 :)

      • oreofestar

        because of that Mccoy is getting traded we are looking for a 5th but if we do not get it we will cut him

        • GEAGLE

          I’m afraid to even say Shadys name these days

          • oreofestar

            I heard he wants a new contract, hope you guys like Bryce

          • anon

            Bryce!! How is he not fetching a 5th, he’s got crazy highlights.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            And lowlights…wah wah wah

          • oreofestar

            I freaking wish we could just do a BG, Bryce combo pack for a 4th

  • oreofestar

    Reading comments on BGN lol we are gonna trade Foles for the 2nd picks and get Manziel and then trade the 22nd and DJAX for Mike Evans and win championships

    • RIP illa

      I think they’re just doing that as a joke in the face of all the trade rumors and reports.

      • oreofestar

        I know :P it is just funny reading comments on BR and BGN

        • RIP illa

          God I hate the people on BR!!! Too much like commenters on PFT

          • Nfl All Day

            PFT IS THE WORST SITE EVER! I to go all caps because every time I read their slop I wanna break shit. And the most ignorant comments section hands down. BR drives me nuts with the constant clicking, but I at least find their stuff interesting.

        • GEAGLE

          Wtf is BR?

          • oreofestar

            Bleacher Report

          • GEAGLE

            OH GOD!!!

            You know what they wrote about the sixers?
            we can’t take Exum with our top pick, because we already have a point guard, but 7 picks later, they have us taking Syracuse pt guard with the pelicans pick….like how the hell does that make any sense?

          • oreofestar

            F that I want Wiggins or Embiid all bout Kansas

          • GEAGLE

            Duh,,,but how is that not borderline retarded thinking?

          • oreofestar

            Because they o not want the best players to go to us why would they, they can just go to someone else I mean doesn’t matter Wiggins and MCW would mean we basically had back to back number 1 picks

    • jshort

      Why! Did Foles ask for a raise?

      • oreofestar

        He is not one of CHip’s guys he did not bring him in and does not fit the locker room culture we are looking for a 6th may cut him though

        • GEAGLE

          FOles was the mastermind ordering the Hernandez hits…didn’t you know? In a B-rad from malibus most wanted sort of way

          • oreofestar

            No, no I didn’t without a doubt he is getting cut now

          • GEAGLE

            FOles is such a thug, Hernandez rather do life then rat on Nick

          • oreofestar

            Thats my boy

  • GEAGLE

    Wish the Kentucky Louisville game was on tonight…

    • oreofestar

      hmmm, wish Oregon was still in love seeing the Chip Kelly offense

  • oreofestar

    I forgot and don’t feel like looking it up, when is LSU’s pro day

    • oreofestar

      NVM checked it is late, the 9th

  • oreofestar

    ODB, Landry, Barrow ,Turner, Loston there are some guys to keep an eye on at the LSU pro day

  • Bob

    I love Philly fans. No group could possible poo-poo a meaningless off-season FA signing like this better. What are you guys all Rex Grossman fans or something? Here’s a rough list of candidates for the job Sanchez just took: Jimmy Clausen, Josh Freeman, David Garrard, Rex Grossman, Jon Kitna, Kevin Kolb, Colt McCoy, Dan Orlovsky, Brady Quinn, and Seneca Wallace. Yes, believe it or not, Tom Brady is signed and may have balked at learning a new system at this stage in his career.

    Everyone remember how bad the Trent Edwards signing screwed the team? No? Good, neither do I.

    • Nfl All Day

      I think that’s the point. There is no point. You already have the exact same guy in Barkley. So for your 3rd stringer/challenger, why not try to raise the bar.

      Say what you want about the guy, but I was really hoping they took a look at Josh Freeman. He’s only one season removed from a 4000yd, 27td performance in 2012. His perceived “issues” add up to a stint in the League Substance Abuse Program for a legally prescribed ADHD medicine, for which he’s been subjected to over 50 random test since without failure. And a rocky relationship with a coach the players themselves nearly ran out of Tampa on a a rail.

      This kid has a ton more upside and untapped potential than Sanchez, but I suppose Chip’s limited familiarity with Mark in the PAC 12 supersedes all else. Including the fact his shoulder is reportedly no better than 80% recovered from the labrum surgery. As well as Sanchez’s propensity for turning the ball over. To the fans who rightfully blasted and wrote off Vick for his inability to protect the ball, realize that in tye last 4yrs Vick had 33ints and 14 fumbles. Sanchez’s numbers over that time……69 ints and 20 fumbles. What the hell are they thinking?

      One more thing about Freeman…..in 2010, his 2nd year 8n the league, he led the Bucs on to the best single season turnaround in franchise history, posting a 10-6 record, with 25 tds and only 6 ints, while starting all 16 games. Sound like anyone you know?

      • Bob

        Thanks for an intelligent reply. I think you’re reading too much into the role however. Foles is the starter, they are not looking to push him. They now have 5 QBs on the roster. Sanchez brings a different experience set than Barkley. With 60 plus starts the guy is not going to get rattled (comparatively speaking to a green QB) and he seen a lot more NFL sets. Sanchez is here to create competition between the backups.

        I am not a Freeman fan, but I respect your opinion on him. Freeman 2010 numbers were erased by 2011. I don’t blame him for the offensive futility in TB, but his game was exposed and I don’t think he’ll win in the NFL again. But the difference between them is really price. Freeman still believes he is a starter, he’ll want (and get) more money, and will want a shot at #1 where ever he lands. Sure, pound for pound Freeman > Sanchez, but dollars and accepting the role are important too. If it wasn’t they’d have kept Vick. Basically, they are both NFL back-ups though.

        The bottom line is, well, it’s the bottom line. We’re talking about a third string QB. You just can’t put $4+ million a year into every backup position.

        • Nfl All Day

          I never meant to imply they’re looking to push Foles. Sorry if it came across that way. From everything I’ve read about Freeman, he has no market right now. His only reported suitor was the Raiders, who’ve since traded for Matt Schaub. At this point the market has spoken, and the kid would have to realize he’s not being handed a starting job anywhere. His best option now would probably be to try and get a gig backing up with a contending team like SEA, GB, CINN, CHI. Chicago in particular. There’s a decent probability Cutler gets dinged at some point. I just can’t understand how he fell of the radar so fast.

  • oreofestar

    How much did Mark get anyway I haven’t seen numbers

  • Will

    Anyone see confirmation of this any where else?

    • anon

      everywhere

  • Dan

    Just throwing this out here. A lot of people think we should go after a mobile QB. Maybe because we have Foles as the starter that Chip is tailoring the offense to his skill set thus wanting a backup QB similar to Foles in case he goes down.