The good news in Philadelphia is that starting quarterback Nick Foles is looking good in Organized Team Activities. Backups Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley? Not so much.
Sanchez and Barkley have both been struggling, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Sanchez is ahead of Barkley on the depth chart and has been running the second-string offense, but he’s been missing throws and throwing interceptions. Sanchez has only been with the Eagles for two months, so perhaps he’ll get more comfortable in Chip Kelly’s offense with more time, but the early returns aren’t promising.
Barkley, however, may be struggling even more. Barkley is running the third-string offense and splitting reps with G.J. Kinne, a 25-year-old who has bounced around the league for a couple years but has never played in an NFL game. It’s not even clear that Barkley is ahead of Kinne in the race to become the Eagles’ third-string quarterback.
In other words, Philadelphia fans need to hope Foles stays healthy for 16 games.