Notes: Rams Could Be In Market For QB Help

NFL: Preseason-Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots

Update: According to Jason Cole, the Rams “want [Mark] Sanchez” but probably won’t get him, presumably because the Eagles value him and would want a lot in return.

From earlier:




The big news in the NFL this afternoon is that Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is out for the year with a torn ACL, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

That affects the Eagles in a couple different ways. For starters, the Eagles host the Rams in Week 5. But perhaps more interestingly, St. Louis could be in the market for a quarterback, and a couple national writers think the Eagles could get a call:

Mark Sanchez is familiar with Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer from their time together with the Jets. Barkley, meanwhile, is scheduled to start Thursday night's game against the Jets. As Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation pointed out on Twitter, Jeff Fisher admitted in the offseason that the Rams had interest in Sanchez.

Chip Kelly was asked recently about what he'd say if a team were to call about Sanchez.

"What are you giving me? We'll listen to anything for anybody," Kelly said. "We're not just gonna bury our head in the sand and say no, but there better be a pretty good deal in terms of what it is. But that's not any of our thought process. I think we need him, in terms of how he's playing right now, how he can function with what we're doing. And I've always said you need two quarterbacks."

The guess here? Nothing gets done. It's tough to imagine the Eagles' asking price matching up with what the Rams think Sanchez is worth as a one-year rental.

ADDING A DIME PACKAGE

Last year, the Eagles only played a handful of snaps in dime (one LB, four CBs and two safeties). But they have been working on that package and showcased it Thursday night against the Steelers.

"It's really another tool that the coaching staff now has to defend multiple receiver personnel groups. If we have a tight end that's always releasing, you can go to that package," Billy Davis said. "A lot of teams have the tight end that is still intact and still can run the ball. So you move in and out of nickel/dime, and you see who they are, who you are, what your matchups are like. It's great to have that other tool in place to activate to help us get off the field on third down."

The one linebacker on the field would be Mychal Kendricks. Assuming health, the four corners would be Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin and Nolan Carroll II.

BARNER GETS UP TO SPEED

The Eagles traded for Kenjon Barner Tuesday night. By Thursday, he was in the lineup returning kicks and running the football (seven carries).

But the former Oregon Duck said playing running back for Chip Kelly in college and the NFL is different.

"I thought it was gonna be exactly the same, but it's not," said Barner. "How I was able to get in the game was cause I spent almost all day with coach [Duce] Staley, going over stuff, studying the playbook up until probably 9:30, 10 at night. We were at the hotel, I'm on the phone with him, I'm calling him, 'OK, so what do I do on this? So if this happens, what do I do on this?' It's completely different. It was very uncomfortable to be in a situation where you didn't know what you were doing and then have to go out there and play."

Barner carried seven times for 32 yards. He should see plenty of action Thursday night against the Jets.

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  • Reef215

    Give us Greg Zuerlein and they can have Mark Sanchize!

    Heck, Give us Greg and we’ll give you Mark, Alex Henery, our new Rookie Kicker and probably Josey/Tucker or Polk (Since we have so much depth at RB)

    Look I know we like Sanchez, I like him more than Foles to be honest with you, and yes we do need him if Foles goes down. But we NEED a game changing kicker. And having Legatron on our roster would immediately almost 60 points to our offense, and subtract about 40 points scored against us over a season through the field goals made vs field position difference which prevents defenses from getting 3 points at least if not 7.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      solid post…except for the Sanchez>Foles part.

    • Michael Myers

      +1 for legatron

      • southy

        I think we should hold out for Legtimus Prime

    • 370HSSV 0773H

      A kicker for a (potential) starting QB? The should give us a starting linebacker or safety.

  • Max Lightfoot

    Barkley, possibly. But Sanchez? We need Sanchez, even with his bandanna, butt fumbling potential and his hotdog snacking on the bench. The way QBs get clobbered, we will probably need him during the regular season. It would have to be one heckova high draft pick to shake him loose from Howie and Chip.

    • shady25

      Yeah. If anybody gets traded its going to be Barkley. It would actually be good for him because he well never be a starter in Philly.

    • Amar, CB who bought in

      Dixon just got released.
      I could do with Foles, Barkley, Dixon.

  • PaoliBulldog

    Is Kinne is capable of handling the third QB spot? If so, then either Sanchez or Barkley could be moved. I would rather keep Sanchez, based on what he’s shown thus far in the preseason. He seems miles removed from the buttfumble.

  • evanphilly

    3rd or 4th round pick for Barkley or a 2nd rounder for Sanchez. I’d sooner trade Barkley.

    • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

      Barkley for a 3rd? Howie would need a ski mask to pull that off

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        with Lurie flanking him carrying a shotgun

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          I’m picturing Lurie with a crazed look in his eye barging in the Rams offices:

          Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This… is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart’s top of the line.

          • knighn

            Bruce Campbell, Army of Darkness?

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Absolutely.

        • Mike Barnes

          Ain’t that the truth!

        • Johnny Domino

          Don Smolenski out back with the engine running.

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Wouldn’t be his first thievery.

      • dnabrice

        But didn’t we project him to be one of the top 100 players of that draft? He should be worth at least a 2nd at this point!!!

    • paul from nc

      I’d take it in a minute, but who would ever give a 3rd or 4th for Barkley?

  • evanphilly

    And boom, there it is. Torn ACL.

    • Chip

      I would only trade Sanchez for a 3rd rounder or above, he is too valuable for a 4th round pick IMO really hope we can pull off a trade…

  • mksp

    I think the interesting thing about moving either Sanchez or Barkley is that we probably go into season only carrying two QBs on the 53-man.

    Nobody is poaching GJ off the practice squad, and the 3rd QB is always inactive anyway (Brad Smith is emergency QB).

    This would make some room for an extra OLB / RB / WR.

  • Bdawk20

    Move Barkley. History shows we will need our backup QB and Sanchez seems to be more reliable…

  • SoCalEaglesFan

    Send them Barkley. We’re gonna need the Sanchize before the season is out.

  • Rockedupeaglesfan

    Barkley?? If I am the Rams I’d rather pick up Kinne for nothing once he’s cut than trade a pic for Barkley. I hope I’m wrong, go out there and get it done in that last preseason game Matt! Bring daddy home a draft pick!

    • Richard Schubiger

      are you Kidding G.J. Kinne is horrible I’d take Matt Barkley over him any day

      • Rockedupeaglesfan

        That’s not what I said. Would you trade a draft pick for a barkley? He’s shown nothing to this point to warrant any compensation really.

        • Richard Schubiger

          I thought Barkley looked good last season he was a rookie you need to take that into consideration when you are evaluating his potential and i saw a lot of potential of course he is going to throw a few interceptions Nick Foles threw quite a few interceptions as well when he was a Rookie there are some questions about his arm strength but other than that i think he is solid

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            I didn’t see any of that. I thought the questions of his arm strength were answered, it’s below average. He threw a lot of interceptions and very few touchdowns. I see very limited upside, even for a rookie.

          • Richard Schubiger

            the kids going to be nasty when he is fully developed i would trust him as my back up QB he got shoved into a Dallas game that was pretty much in the bag and had to make hail mary type throws if we wanted to have a chance of winning the game most of the people who think Barkley sux are dumb fans who don’t know Jack about what they are watching they have unrealistic expectations for rookies they expect them to be a Pro Bowl athlete their 1st year most Rookie QB’s play just as bad as Matt Barkley played his rookie season Nick Foles played just as bad as Matt Barkley played his Rookie season and i thought Matt Barkley played well against the Giants he marched all the way into the Red Zone before fumbling the ball which can be written off as a rookie mistake if the coaching staff would have trusted him to pass a little more we might have won that game

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            I’ll admit I wasn’t sold on Foles after his rookie year, but I saw enough to think he put himself in position to compete with Vick for the job. After seeing you adamant stance I checked the stats to see if I recalled differently.
            Foles 2012 6TD 5int
            Barkely 2013 0TD 4int
            Nope the stats confirmed what I recalled. Foles had ups and downs, Barkely was all down. And I’m not saying I was sold on Foles, yet you are confident Barkely will be nasty. Not to mention, that Barkely has been insulated from expectations by his low draft position. Imagine if he was producing like this early in his career, after being a top 10 pick? That said, I think we should just go our separate ways. I must be one of those fans who don’t know what I’m watching, and I’m obviously not convincing you that Barkley is anything but a stud.

          • Richard Schubiger

            Foles also has had more playing time his Rookie year than Barkley Foles played in 7 games and lost all but 1 game he also only scored 1 TD per game and I said you must be one of those fans who don’t know what you are watching because Barkley has played all of 2 games and 1 quarter of playing time and already you are jumping all over him you think you know all there is to know about himbased on 2 games ignorant fans do that

    • James Hathaway

      You’re not a very reasonable eagles fan. Shaun Hill, their current back up, is light years ahead of Kinne as a viable NFL QB.

      • Rockedupeaglesfan

        The point I’m making, is that Barkley isn’t worth a 4th or even a 3rd as some here suggest. I didn’t comment on their backup situation at all. But thanks for the info on their roster.

        And Shaun Hill, please. No team with playoff aspirations is happy going into the season with him, he stinks.

        • James Hathaway

          Sure, I’m not saying that he’s a long term solution. All I’m saying is that if I’m an OC, I keep Shaun Hill vs. bringing in Camp Body Kinne to compete. Sanchez makes sense due to the previous OC connection, but it’s not like he was any good under that OC.

          I either misread what you were saying or you’ve gone back and edited it to make it more concise. I agree, Barkley is not worth anything at this current moment. Trading for him won’t help.

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            No edit here bud. The point of my original post was that I think Barkley stinks, and I can’t believe any team would trade any real value for him. It was mostly a joke. Here’s how you can tell, I’m not actually Matt Barkley’s daddy.

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            Hill right now is like 8/13 for 81 yds and and INT. Still sold on him?

  • BlindChow

    If we trade Sanchez, I hope we wait till after game 5.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      lomg as kelly’s not in trade, Sanchez wont scare me.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    should come full circle, trade for RG3. maybe WASH can recoup a 3rd, then only given up something like 3 1st and 2 2nds for him

  • Rockedupeaglesfan

    Mortenson is reporting Bradford’s ACL is torn and he’s out. That guy makes Maclin seem durable.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      contract yr too. was looking on otc, his sal cap hit is 16.5m w/ less than 4m dead. was never a bradford guy, but he can replace Sanchez as Foles’ backup for 3m next yr.

      • Rockedupeaglesfan

        In this QB starved league, he’ll get 10 mill a year somewhere next year. Too many teams like the Raiders out there making horrible decisions

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          fine by me, i’m all for horrible decisions…by 31 teams and 20-something females

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            Upvote to that!!

          • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

            And this is why I read comments. You won, drop the mic and leave.

          • MagatBrackendale

            Hmm. Horrible decisions made by 20-something females often result in new little human beings with sires who refuse to acknowledge them. Then again, 40-something males should also know better than to pursue 20-something daughters.

          • paul from nc

            Hmm up votes are now 50 to 5.
            Does that mean that there are 10 times the men reading this article?

  • jpate

    Side note- if they trade Sanchez then there is absolutely zero doubt what the coaching staff thinks of Foles

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    checking rams chat on sbnation, they are all-in on Sanchez. not even playing hardball, talking about giving up 2nd. that’d be a tough pick to turn down.

    • Andy

      If they offer a second you have to take it, right? Can’t say yes fast enough. Sanchez, if he plays well, is a one-year wonder for us and starts somewhere else next year. Take the second and run, and let Barkley and Kinne fight it out for the backup spot (and pray Foles stays healthy).

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        yeah, 2nd have too. i’d send NE a 2nd for Mallett, lot less money and have some controll if qb pops.

        • jmkrav

          NE would take a 6th+Trey Burton for Mallet in a heart beat.

          Would you trade: Sanchez+Burton+6th for Mallet+2nd…

          He ll yes

      • JosephR2225

        Unless you think we can trade him to Arizona for Patrick Peterson and a 2nd round pick.

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          Nice.

        • Richard Schubiger

          or just Patrick Peterson would be fine but Arizona has got a Good QB so there is no chance

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            Arizona must be a little wary of QBs coming from Philly, I would guess.
            Kevin Kolb anyone ?

        • Amar, CB who bought in

          Too high a salary for an Eagles player (non-QB, non-LT)
          I don’t think Howie will signoff.

      • paul from nc

        How about a 3rd or 4th + a DL or OLB?

    • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

      are they vieing with Dallas for league’s dumbest fans? A 2nd?

      • Max Lightfoot

        I’m not sure any group can match Dallas’ dumbest fans.

    • Max Lightfoot

      That would be tough to turn down. We could use that 2nd and our 1st and/or 2nd next year to move up and grab Mariota, or whoever Chip wants. Makes it interesting.

    • Amar, CB who bought in

      I would add a conditional 2nd or 3rd rounder in 2016 if they make the playoffs.
      I mean you are getting a franchise QB, Rams.

  • mksp

    Tavon Austin and a 3rd. Get it done Howie.

    • hawaiian guy

      i like where ur heads at

    • midddletownwatch

      not a bad package. would do that in a heartbeat

    • anon

      That’d be cray, i’d give up Riley Cooper to make that a little more fair.

  • 370HSSV 0773H

    I wouldn’t trade Sanchez unless Barkley lights it up against the Jets.

    • Johnny Domino

      If he does, trade Barkley.

      • Kev_H

        Then everyone is gone next year except for Foles and Kinne.

        • Johnny Domino

          So wheel and deal enough to draft Marcus Mariota, of course.

          • Kev_H

            Going into a draft, having to get a desirable player (i.e. everyone wants him) is a fool’s errand (see Mike Ditka/Saints, and the Washington Redskins). It’s the way Ruben Amaro Jr. would run a football team.

          • Johnny Domino

            See comment below.

          • Richard Schubiger

            I wouldn’t want him I am not a fan

          • Johnny Domino

            Not really advocating for it, just anticipating it being brought up.

  • Johnny Domino

    Better hold your cards as long as you can, apparently now Cam Newton has a busted rib. Market hasn’t peaked yet.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      mcnutt didnt even survive the 75 cut
      .
      saying Cam will play week1

    • Max Lightfoot

      It’s kinda fun to watch the panic and frenzied thrashing of other teams’ fans when we are fairly strong at QB. Sick, but fun.

  • hawaiian guy

    who’s down for a straight swap: Sanchez for Austin?

    • Will, Always Shady in CA

      No way Rams would do that, but they have a lot of toys on both sides of the ball

  • tomw

    Like the song says ” You got to know when to hold em”

  • Kleptolia

    NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!
    CHIP DONT YOU DARE!
    WE NEED MARK SANCHIZE TO STAY IN PHILLY!!
    WHEN NIC FAILS SHOS THAT HES A PRETENDAR, WHOO WILL LEED THE TEAM??!?
    MARK SANCHEZ THATS WHO!!
    AND WE DONT HAVE A LOT OF GUD RECEEVERS! MARK SANCHEZ CAN SUB FOR ONE BECASUE HES SO FAST!! HES VERSATIL!!!!!1!1
    MARK SANCHEZ IS A ICEBERG OF COOL! HES A SHADE TREE BY THE RIVER! DONT CUT HIM DOWN! MARK SANCHEZ CAN FIND WHO STOLE THE LINDBURG BABY!! MARK SANCHEZ IS GUD AT FISHING!
    THIS CITY NEEDS MARK SANCHEZ BECAUSE HE CAN FIX THAT CRAK IN THE LIBIRTY BELL! THIS IS THE CHANSE TO WIN A SUPER BALL! DONT BLO IT BY TRADIN THE FUTUR OF THE SANCHIZE!!!!!

    • Kleptolia

      Apologies to RIP illa, and everyone else for that matter.

      But with all of these rumors, c’mon, you HAD to know it was coming.

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Sometimes you just have to ask yourself if you’re going to the well once too often. In your defense, if ever there was a time to go back to it…

        • Kleptolia

          Ha! Funny: that’s the very reason I didn’t post earlier. I debated that fact with myself for a long time. If you’re trying for expert-level troll, you can’t make the mistake of too-high frequency.
          In the end, opportunity won out over common sense, as is so often the case; both on the Internet and in consumer economics.

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            you get one more of these in the preseason, but only if he’s traded.

          • Johnny Domino

            Isn’t it like challenges?
            If you score twice, you get another?

          • Kleptolia

            Ok. Thanks.
            And one during the regular season if he winds up starting a game?
            Because if I can’t to that…
            …..I just don’t know….

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            anytime he gets in the game – you’re on

          • Kleptolia

            Deal!

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            So, the second half of our 16 regular season blowout victories?

          • Kleptolia

            Ooooooooh. Well played!

      • Johnny Domino

        Worth the all-cap eye strain for the Lindbergh baby reference alone.
        Bravo!

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          I was troubled by the lack of the word FOOSBALL in his post.

          • Kleptolia

            I.
            am.
            so.
            SORRY!!!!

    • MagatBrackendale

      Hey, Charlie. Caps key still stuck, huh.

    • Guest

      Nick Foles will have a better shot at winning a Superbowl than Mark Sanchez Nick is better in all the critical areas like Reading a Defense Nick Foes is one of the Best at Reading Defenses he might not be Peyton Manning but he is pretty darn close to Elite status in that area also Nick Foles might be the Best in the NFL at his ability to look off Defenders also he is very accurate probably more so than Mark Sanchez and if you put those 3 characteristics together you have Championship material also Mark Sanchez hasn’t really made any difficult throws most of his targets were wide open in the middle of the field I’d like to see how he does in tighter coverage

    • paul from nc

      I thought J Matthews did all those things already.

  • dislikedisqus

    How many picks did they charge the Skins for RG3? Seems like a good starting point for negotiations.

  • Rick H

    Sanchez for a 2nd round & a starting or strong situational linebacker or safety or cornerback. I checked the Rams depth chart and there are a couple of guys but nothing to really go crazy about.
    Barkley most definitely is worth a strong conditional 3rd. The guy has learned under Kelly for 2 years now. He can play!

  • Will, Always Shady in CA

    I can see the Rams going after Kirk Cousins if we aren’t willing to give up Sanchez.

    • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

      The ‘skins giving up their best QB? I think not.

      • Will, Always Shady in CA

        I said they might go after him, not that the skins would give him up.

        • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

          And I said Cousins is their best QB. Stupid sarcasm font…

          • MagatBrackendale

            That wasn’t sarcasm.

    • anon

      You know that’d be really ironic. I’d be trying to get one of those 3 first round picks they gave up for RGIII.

  • 76mustang

    If you trade Barkley, then who’s your backup next year…a rookie? a FA? Sanchez will be looking for a starting opportunity next season so you need Barkley as security. If you trade Sanchez, you then have Barkley as your backup now.

    I think the Eagles are going to surprise again this season – especially the defense, but the offense will be harder to handle this year than last. Unless the coaches think differently about Barkley’s readiness as a 2, I think Sanchez is too valuable an insurance policy should Foles go down to take anything less than a 1st round pick in a trade. Sanchez really clicks in Chip’s offense.

  • Kev_H

    Nothing to see here. The Eagles are set at QB for this year. If all goes well, Sanchez won’t be in Philly next year and they’ll need Barkley in the mix. Plus there is always the chance that Foles gets hurt and Sanchez completes 90% of his passes and never relinquishes the job. The Eagles don’t have commitment or resources tied up in any of their QBs right now, so their best play is to hold on to everyone. It might be a different story if they had $25 million guaranteed tied up in Foles.

    • Johnny Domino

      You are no fun whatsoever.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Yes, but I actually think his premise makes sense. What if Foles doesn’t live up to expectations? Sanchez could keep the boat afloat or surprise us and run away with the job. He’s still a fairly young guy at 27yo.

  • Mike Barnes

    No team will trade for Barkley lol! Sanchez has value because he is a proven playoff winning QB who still has potential to be a good starter in this league. Barkley is not a starting QB.

    Sanchez can get you a 2nd round pick at this point due to the fact the Rams are a playoff contending team this year. They will pay whatever to ensure they have a viable QB like Sanchez. Brian Quick plus a third or a 2nd rounder.

    • hawaiian guy

      Quick?…that dude hasn’t done anything worth trading for

  • San Antonio Steve

    Mark Sanchez looked very good in Chip’s offense. I think Foles has Pro Bowl ability again, but that won’t stop him from getting banged up for a game or two. If so, we don’t miss a beat with Sanchez, so the division championship and the playoffs are still achieveable. So unless they are giving up next year’s #1 pick or DT Aaron Donald or WR Tavon Austin…???? Ask about Matt Barkley Only!

    • MagatBrackendale

      Welcome.

  • Andy Six Score and Four

    First off, I feel awful for Sam. Sure he’s wealthy, but seeing your career and dreams dashed like this is awful.

    Second, I’d happily take a second for Sanchez. A third would be pushing it a bit unless Chip and company feel a lot better about Barkley than I think they do. But I can’t imagine the Rams paying that. I mean, they’d be trading for a guy that wasn’t with them through OTAs, TC, and essentially the entire preseason. How effective can he possibly be in that situation? I suppose they’d have to trade for him, then still start Hill for a few weeks before inserting Mark in to the lineup.

    If they want to trade us a 3rd for Barkley, I’m all over it. But I wouldn’t really want to do a 4th. We spent the first pick of the 4th round on him and invested two years in his development. I’d hate to think he’s devalued in that time. Maybe he’ll impress Thursday night and boost his value. But again, why would they think he could have any success in that situation? They’d have to be looking at him as a quality backup in case Hill gets injured.

    IMO, only thing they can do is take their lumps this year and aim for a QB next year. You’re not going to get anybody at this point that is going to be in a position to succeed and lead them to the playoffs.

    • anon

      i’d be happy if my career ended after making $100mm.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        The Rams problem is that they’ve hitched their wagon to a guy with just plain bad a$$ luck. With all those picks they’ve had, they could’ve started over & selected a QB.

    • Always Hopeful

      Each situation and each player are different. However, I hope Bradford had what Buckhalter had in him. Buck is one of my all-time favorite Eagles because of his immense capacity to persevere. Hoping for the best for Bradford.

  • Fly High

    This seems like some good options. I like Sanchez, but for a 2nd, maybe even a little more, I would trade him, How about Sanchez for a 2nd and Zuerlein? And Barkley might fetch a 3rd, he is under contract longer. I like Kinne as a 3rd QB, we have never had a the luxury of running the zone read with a QB who can run, could be fun!
    I wonder if there could be some competition for our back-up QB’s, the best teams would be one with poor QB play, where the GM and coach are on the hot seat to win now, Like the Rams. Buffalo night be one option, all QB’s have been bad, especially the back-ups.

    • Richard Schubiger

      QB’s who can run never learned to read Defenses and in most cases are choke artists and I blame that for the reason the Eagles haven’t won a Super Bowl yet

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/RipperEagle96?feature=mhee RJ

      I doubt the Rams would give up a 2nd for him. I know they are in dire straits because of Bradford (again), but I think the Rams would come more with like a 6th round pick this year and maybe next year too. Their options won’t be vast though that’s for sure. Seem to be circling Vick and Sanchez.

  • Token

    If they could manage a 3rd out of Sanchez that would be great. Hes gone next year anyway. The downer is that Barkley is the backup again.

  • TNA

    Thank you Sanchez for always flashing in preseason. I’d be ok trading him and someone like Curry or Graham for one of their stud DL guys and a pick.
    If Foles gets hurt, tank the season and get Mariotta. Win win win win.
    Half joking.

    • southy

      amazing how we have gone from “we signed WHO!?” to “OMG we need Sanchez only trade him for a 2nd.”

    • paul from nc

      The Mariotta talk is picking up steam.
      I think the best case to make is that the Eagles are cheap.
      Why pay Foles a HUGE contract, when you could trade him for a 1st rounder if he does well this year, plus our 1st to move up and get a QB on a rookie contract for another few years?

  • KobraKai7474

    Just reading through the comments, I am flabbergasted by the value you are putting on Mark Sanchez. The guy is a first round bust that has shown competence for the only time in his career in the past few weeks (in meaningless games). Sure the Eagles would jump at a 2nd or 3rd pick, but the Rams would have to be smoking some really chronic sh*t to be even willing to give a 4th, and they certainly aren’t throwing any real players in the trade along with that 4th rounder. Point being, the guy has more value to the Eagles than to the Rams so it ain’t happenin’. I could see a Barkley trade for that same 4th pick, but that is about it.

    • anon

      they paid sam bradford $100m, can’t be that smart. Wonder if we could get one of their lineman + 3rd for Graham and Sanchize.

    • James Hathaway

      Realistic value on Sanchez right now is a Conditional 4th round pick that can escalate to a 2nd if they end up in the Super Bowl. 3rd if they make the playoffs, or he is a pro bowl player.

      So you would get a 4th because that ain’t happening.

      • Travis Papa

        I think the conditional pick would be if he starts 80% of the gms a 2nd 60% a 3rd under that a 4th

    • Lake

      First, the Rams are for real, NOW. With Bradford, they were in the mix for a playoff spot. Last year, they played very tough within the division – not terribly fearful of the Seahawks or the Niners, not to forget a tough Cardinals team. They are prepared to win immediately. That thinking tells me that they are hunting for a QB they can work with.
      The Eagles are for real, NOW. Their primary Achilles heal is the Maclin position in the event he breaks down or can’t stretch the field.
      So, I believe the Rams would be in a position to unload a receiver like Austin, or pay a draft choice that Philly could leverage for a receiver.
      Philly may seek to wait out the waiver list in case a diamond falls into the rough. Time will also give Chip a big chance to see what Barkley is really made of.
      The time to pull the trigger will be some time this weekend.

  • Bill

    Vick will be traded to Rams……Vick wants to be a starter.

  • Kevin

    sanchez, 1st and 2nd rounders for Robert Quinn and a late round (5 and on) pick

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/RipperEagle96?feature=mhee RJ

    I said it before and I’ll say it again. I would feel better if we kept Sanchez in the event Foles gets hurt. 17 of the past 23 years our backup has needed to play at LEAST two games, and I believe more in Mark than I do Barkley.

  • Izzy

    What Would Hinkie Do?

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/RipperEagle96?feature=mhee RJ

      I think we all know the answer to that one Izzy.

      Trade all of the team’s big names, get a lot of picks, and hope to rock the lottery cash box.

    • paul from nc

      He’d trade Sanchez for Bradford even up. Bradford would be ready to start in a couple years.

  • daggolden

    Sanchez is on a one year deal and will be looking fat the annual 4-5 QB openings next year.He wont be here next year as a backup So unless you think you seriously can make a run and beat Seattle, GB or SF and NO then trade him. But it has to be something that is worth while. The Rams have had the fortune of being the recipient of good deals so its there turn to give one up.

  • daggolden

    Want to be really bold? Foles is better than Sanchez but not 50 million dollars better. Almost Same age, comparable skill set and Chip has turned 18 year old HS QBs into scoring machines. Trade Foles and ask for multiple picks, Resign Sanchez for 5 years and 50 million use them picks for defense and the money for defense next year. You just saved money on a QB and have multiple picks. Its a roll of the dice but just a thought. Not going to happen but would you consider it? Foles at 60-100 million or Sanchez at around 50 million? Save your cap and get multiple draft picks?

    • anon

      and what if new sanchez turns into old sanchez?

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      No

  • knighn

    ..

  • DoctorRick

    Man oh man, the comments have been off the wall funny!!
    I think with quarterbacks, as quickly as they can go down, that having one is like having none and having two is having one. Keep Sanchez, there’s a really good chance we’ll need him. Not worth the risk to trade him.

  • Amar, CB who bought in

    I’d be really pissed if I were Sanchez. He signed with Eagles even though he had options (i’m sure more than a couple) to learn in the Chip Kelly offense and take a year to get in the groove. And now he gets traded on the backup salary for the Eagles draft picks or impacts players from the other team.