Mark Sanchez Traded to Broncos, Bair Cut
The Eagles have traded Mark Sanchez to the Denver Broncos for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2017, the team confirmed Friday.
When Doug Pederson described his quarterback depth chart on Thursday, he said “Sam Bradford is the No. 1, Chase Daniel is the No. 2, and we’re working on the No. 3.”
If any confirmation was needed that Sanchez was no longer in the team’s plans, that was it.
Sanchez was scheduled to make a base salary of $4.5 million this season and carried a cap number of $5.5 million. The Eagles get $4.5 million in cap relief. As several outlets have noted, that number would have been $3.5 million if he was released instead of traded.
Sanchez appeared in 13 games in his two seasons with the Eagles. He threw 18 touchdowns to 15 interceptions and went 4-6 as the starter.
The Super Bowl champion Broncos are trying to restock the QB shelf after losing Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler to the Texans. They are reportedly in pursuit of Colin Kaepernick as well.
Acquired QB Mark Sanchez for a conditional ’17 pick. He brings veteran leadership & will compete. This is the 1st step in our process.
— John Elway (@johnelway) March 11, 2016
BRANDON BAIR CUT
The Eagles also announced that they released Brandon Bair.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 11, 2016