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 CSNPhilly.com. “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.”