The Eagles are definitely interested in former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. But right now, they’re more interested in taking a thorough look at him than in actually signing him.
A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to PFT that the Eagles have real interest in Sanchez, as Chris Mortensen reported. But that interest is tempered by a desire to take a close look at Sanchez physically.
The Jets cut Sanchez with a “failed physical” designation, which means that right now he wouldn’t be healthy enough to play. Sanchez missed the entire 2013 season with a shoulder injury suffered in the preseason. The Eagles want their medical staff to examine where Sanchez stands in his recovery before committing to him.
If Sanchez is healthy, he’d come to Philadelphia with the opportunity to compete with Matt Barkley (who succeeded him as the starting quarterback at USC) for the job of backing up Nick Foles.