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If someone wants to trade for Mark Sanchez, Chip Kelly will listen to offer


On Thursday night, Mark Sanchez dialed up memories of his playoff appearance against the Patriots after the 2010 season by going 11-of-12 for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ preseason loss to New England.

It was the second straight good performance for Sanchez and that led someone to wonder if another team might want to hop on the Sanchize before the start of the season. That wonder led to a question for Chip Kelly about whether he’d be willing to trade Nick Foles‘ presumptive backup. Kelly answered by saying it wasn’t anything the team was thinking about doing, but that he’ll pick up the phone if it rings.

“What are you giving me?” Kelly said, via “I mean, we’ll listen to anything for anybody. We’re not just going to put our head in the sand and say no. It better be a pretty good deal in terms of what it is. But that’s not in any of our thought process.”

That’s the right answer to give about pretty much any player on the roster, even if the thought of trading LeSean McCoy is one that’s been entertained less often than the crowd at one of the flag-filled preseason games this summer.

Kelly said that the team’s been happy with Sanchez’s play and that no one has made a call about trying to acquire him. He also added that it isn’t something he thinks the team will spend much time talking about because they are “just spending time on things that could happen.”

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58 Responses to “If someone wants to trade for Mark Sanchez, Chip Kelly will listen to offer”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 17, 2014 1:16 PM

    You can’t win at your best if you aren’t open-minded about all possible paths.

  2. jh500 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:17 PM

    gotta somehow prevent a QB controversy since hes looked like the best QB on the team.

  3. thepftpoet says: Aug 17, 2014 1:19 PM

    Everyone finally is starting to realize what I’ve been proclaiming since the end of the 2013 season.

    Teddy Bridgewater is taking the Minnesota Vikings to the promised land.

    Since before the draft process even started, I told everyone the Minnesota Vikings would draft him, and they did.

    I told everyone Bridgewater had every trait you need in an elite QB, and yesterday he showed he did.

    The next step will be a Lombardi Trophy heading back to Minneapolis, to take what we rightfully deserve.

    My football knowledge is above all.

    And the Minnesota Vikings are the best team in the NFL.

    (Case Closed)

  4. olcap says: Aug 17, 2014 1:20 PM

    I’ll bet Rex is interested.

  5. jdog5428 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:20 PM

    I didn’t the NFL could make a trade with the CFL. Actually, I’d love if stayed the back-up, nothing would make me laugh more than see Philly fans have to put up with Sanchez.

  6. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Aug 17, 2014 1:23 PM

    Here’s what most teams will offer: A package of kielbasa, a sixpack of Keystone Light, and a pair of smelly gym shoes.

  7. ez0682 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:24 PM

    But we wanna keep Cooper, N Allen, C marsh an Nick fluke.. smdh.
    Chip is a wanna belicheat.

  8. pisano says: Aug 17, 2014 1:24 PM

    You know why no one is calling about Sanchez? because his reputation precedes him. He’ll do fine from time to time, and at the most critical part of the game, he’ll explode, ala butt fumble, or int. or god knows what else. Hey Chip, you guys made your bed, now lay in it. P.S. …. don’t expect too many phone calls, it’s Mark Sanchez you’re talking about.

  9. brokebackbrees says: Aug 17, 2014 1:26 PM

    Come to Green Bay! We will need Sanchez by week 2 once our bandaid quarterback gets injured!!

  10. rajbais says: Aug 17, 2014 1:31 PM

    Rams??? Why stick with Bradford??

    He never excited anyone and he doesn’t even unease your nerves.

    That’s how lousy he is.

    Why not trade for Sanchez?

  11. doe22us says: Aug 17, 2014 1:32 PM

    He is playing against scrubs of course he will look good, Chip lol..

  12. rajbais says: Aug 17, 2014 1:32 PM

    Hey, maybe he can go back to New York because the giants don’t have a QB.

  13. slobberknocker says: Aug 17, 2014 1:35 PM

    I’m pretty confident Pete Carroll will NOT take a flyer on Sancheezy.

  14. nykfanwakemeupin2015 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:36 PM

    I really dislike that this guy is the coach in our division. He seems like a great coach…

  15. chrisk61 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:40 PM

    chip kelly is inheriting andy reid’s skill of managing qb assets. he probably trades sanchez for good value. just like reid didi with aj feeley, kolb and mcnabb.

  16. rutgersjetsyanks6 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:41 PM

    Jets fan happy to see him playing alright. The media flat out dogged him up there. Always seemed like a good kid.

  17. csbanter says: Aug 17, 2014 1:43 PM

    Why would any team trade for Sanchez now with the season 3 weeks away ? Mark’s agent must have paid for this article.

  18. mortwannabe says: Aug 17, 2014 1:44 PM

    Better than any QB Minny has for sure. CASE CLOSED

  19. stunzeed5 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:46 PM

    Get away from team #ZEROTROPHIES Mark, total losers attitude in Philly!

  20. brudog says: Aug 17, 2014 1:49 PM

    Probably a bad move since he is outplaying Foles so far.

  21. clamdiggers says: Aug 17, 2014 1:56 PM

    would best QB on Vikings roster

  22. oldcracker says: Aug 17, 2014 2:06 PM

    How about the Cowboys using Sanchez to back up We-done?

  23. thealmightybigblue says: Aug 17, 2014 2:16 PM

    You should wait a sec before u trade him,he might have to replace one year wonder nick foles.the ringless bums will fail again.

  24. nickinneohio says: Aug 17, 2014 2:29 PM

    What? No Butt- Fumble cracks? Here it is.

  25. fordmandalay says: Aug 17, 2014 2:29 PM

    I never thought I’d recommend Sanchez to anyone, but the Texans need to look into this.

  26. rkal5150 says: Aug 17, 2014 2:33 PM

    I love the “QB controversy” posts. There is no controversy but it is nice to see the new backup come in and seem to pick up the offense quickly and look healthy. Always a need for backups in this league.

  27. bubbybrisket says: Aug 17, 2014 2:39 PM

    Christian Ponder and a ham sandwich for Marky Mark Sanchez.


  28. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 17, 2014 2:40 PM

    How is this a qb controversy post?

  29. 6ball says: Aug 17, 2014 2:47 PM

    At some point during the season, Sanchez will be a good acquisition for a team with injuries at the QB position. He’s a guy who needed a change of scenery.

  30. richiethegreek says: Aug 17, 2014 2:54 PM

    Eagles have three QBs better than Eli Manning. Yep, that includes Matt Barkley.

  31. mshawn75 says: Aug 17, 2014 2:54 PM

    Trade for a former USC Quarterback…. A box of rocks, and an empty can,

  32. orangeisthenewblue says: Aug 17, 2014 3:04 PM

    Oakland seems overdue for a terrible decision. Why not have two QBs who have had near mental breakdowns

  33. jpat2424 says: Aug 17, 2014 3:15 PM

    Why would anybody wanna do that.

  34. jchipwood says: Aug 17, 2014 3:17 PM

    Patriots need a qb.

  35. crawfish2011 says: Aug 17, 2014 3:22 PM

    Sanchez had a spark when he started but now he’s just garbage

  36. rdj444 says: Aug 17, 2014 3:27 PM

    Thanks, but no thanks.

  37. We, the Steelers, support the immediate relocation of the Bills, Raiders, Vikings, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Rams, Ravens, Chargers, Colts, and Cardinals. Their current cities are an embarrassment to the NFL and the game Pittsburgh invented. #6 says: Aug 17, 2014 3:35 PM

    Six rings.

  38. jaxairsupport says: Aug 17, 2014 3:40 PM

    Somebody would need to be really hurting to trade for Dirty Sanchez. Let him be a number 2, maybe he gets in if Foles bombs out.

    IMO there are a number of other QBs with trade value

    Matt Moore, Chad Henne, Kurt Cousins, Ryan Mallett.

    Ponder will be on the street unless the Vikings have to eat his salary this year. Otherwise he would fit into the “servicable” category.

    Tarvaris Jackson may be another veteran on the street in a couple of weeks. Servicable…not somebody that is going to win super bowls.

  39. crazyaboutthepigskin says: Aug 17, 2014 3:59 PM

    Serious consideration, apart from the butt fumble, Rex Ryan jokes and such. I wonder if he’ll get a shot again to start in this league.

    Thumbs up if you believe yes.

    Thumbs down if you don’t believe so.

  40. billbrasky72 says: Aug 17, 2014 4:03 PM

    Sanchez is better than a lot of backups in this league. Green Bay, for instance, would be wise to take a look at him.

  41. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 17, 2014 4:25 PM

    There is a deal in the works. Most of the details have been agreed upon, but they’re still negotiating lettuce or kale, and the amount of condiments to be added.

  42. vancouversportsbro says: Aug 17, 2014 4:39 PM

    Funny how when Chip Kelly comes in Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez look like world beaters. Just goes to show what Brady would be like without Belicheck.

  43. cmdrsmooth says: Aug 17, 2014 4:41 PM

    He should start over Foles. If not, Brady looked horrible this week whiffing on his poor interception “butt” tackle”. NE should trade for The Sanchize and haunt the Jets.

  44. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 17, 2014 4:59 PM

    He started at USC; something the vikings starter Matt Cassel could never do, start at the college level.

    Sanchez could probably beat out Cassel to be the vikings starter. He is definitely better than than the rookie they have sitting on his hands at the bench.

    There is also a chance he could win the back up job with the 49’ers.

  45. orivar says: Aug 17, 2014 5:01 PM

    Mark Sanchez isn’t a bad QB though. He’s always showed poise and command in the pocket, his issue is that he has Madden moments, aka Rex Grossman syndrome. Mark has the tendency to say screw it and just fling it but unlike Favre, it ends badly 90% of the time rather than 50%.

    He should of started last year if they didn’t throw him in to win a meaningless preseason game which ended badly.

  46. whatjusthapped says: Aug 17, 2014 5:09 PM

    This has to be a joke. Just think of how many Qb’s are in this league where you have 4 years of starter film to study to see if he is any good rather than just a single preseason game?

    Go look at the film and come back and tell me that Sanchez is a bona fide NFL starter. He’s not and every coach worth this salary already knows it.

  47. rg3andthensome says: Aug 17, 2014 5:18 PM

    We’re all set here ~

    The Rest of the NFL

  48. u4iadman says: Aug 17, 2014 5:19 PM

    Cowboys and Giants will need a QB.
    Normally I’d say Raiders, and while they will be down again this year, they actually have 3 decent QB’s, all who are better than anyone on the Vikings.

    But, no way Barkley can play in the Eagles offense.

  49. largent80100 says: Aug 17, 2014 5:20 PM

    Eagles might get a 6th round pick, a 5th if someone is desperate enough to start him.

    Better than Kirk Cousins IMO.

  50. oldcracker says: Aug 17, 2014 5:32 PM

    If We-done can get a job, surely Sanchez can.

  51. tdogg911 says: Aug 17, 2014 5:57 PM

    I have always said as a Jet fan I would have liked to see Mark with a year under Morningwig. Then we would know how he would perform under a legit coordinator.

  52. 34defense2014 says: Aug 17, 2014 6:02 PM


  53. mmsierra says: Aug 17, 2014 7:07 PM

    The 49ers need to trade Blaine Gabbert for Sanchez

    We need a back up for Kaepernick and Gabbert looks GREAT (in practice)

  54. mortwannabe says: Aug 17, 2014 7:40 PM

    Note to all trolls. If you comment more than 50 words nobody is reading it. If you type in all caps nobody is reading it. If you are claiming “you” have Championship rings you don’t.

  55. 49ersfan1485 says: Aug 17, 2014 7:56 PM

    I think they’ve got a great back up in Sanchez. A proven back up that has playoff experience that can hop right into a game if god forbid anything happens to Nicky Franchise. If somebody was offering a 3rd rounder I might listen but anything under that wouldn’t be worth it to me.

  56. officialgame says: Aug 17, 2014 10:17 PM

    This site is becoming a troll haven. Grow up, talk football or go away because your all a bunch of losers!

  57. vltrophy14 says: Aug 18, 2014 12:26 AM

    Lol. Sanchez hasn’t been there long & Kelly already redy to trade him. Sanchez must’ve had another butt fumble in practice.

  58. actstagescreen says: Aug 18, 2014 1:35 AM

    I think the 49ers need to trade Gabbert for a can of stick’em for their receivers hands, Christian Ponder, and some new track shoes for him. You will be all set!

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