Mark Sanchez officially joined the Philadelphia Eagles Friday on a one-year deal worth $2.25 million.
And Eagles head coach Chip Kelly today described the move as a "no-brainer":
"I've said many times that we will always look to add quality players at the quarterback position.
"We consider it a key position in this game, so having the chance to add Mark to that group was a no-brainer for us," said the 50-year old.
The much maligned QB missed the entire 2013 season with a torn labrum injury, and is likely to serve as back up to current Eagles starter Nick Foles after previous back up Michael Vick switched to the Jets last week:
"Mark has started 68 games in his career and has taken his teams deep into the playoffs multiple times, so we really like what he brings to the table from an experience standpoint," explained Kelly.
And the former Oregon coach has had his eye on the 27-year old Sanchez since his NCAA days:
"I also had the chance to see Mark play in college and have always had respect for his game and athletic ability."
Sanchez joins Matt Barkley on the Eagles' depth chart and the fifth overall pick from the 2009 draft certainly brings with him experience despite a chequered NFL career to date.
And with Foles yet to complete a full season in the pros it is likely Sanchez will get his chance as a starter at some point in 2014.
How about it Eagles fans? Are you happy with the move?
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