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Mark Sanchez is not the way forward for the Philadelphia Eagles

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The Quarterback switch between the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles this off-season has been the talk of free agency.

After the Eagles released veteran Quarterback Michael Vick, the Jets eventually moved to snap up the 11-year NFL veteran.

Just an hour before Vick signed for the Jets, Mark Sanchez was released and became a free agent and thus the speculation began.

On Friday it was announced that the two player swing was complete when Sanchez swapped the green of New York for the green of Philadelphia.

But with last years starting Quarterback Nick Foles coming off his break through year, the question remains will Sanchez be able to claim the starting spot?

Sanchez, a five-year veteran with the Jets, was quoted today saying that: "I'm always going to want to start.

"It doesn't matter where you are. All those guys want to play, and there's nothing wrong with that. I don't think there's anything wrong with having that drive. I'll keep that fire going and try and help this team the best I can."

Now Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly has the question of just who is his best Quarterback?

Well during Sanchez's Jets career, he peaked on a personal level during the 2011 season throwing 308 completed passes for a total of 3474 yards culminating in a massive 26 touchdowns.

Impressive stats indeed but that year he could only lead the Jets to an 8-8 record unlike the previous year where he took them to an 11-5 record.

With a career completion percentage of 55.1% and having thrown more interceptions than he has touchdowns, Sanchez is clearly not the perfect Quarterback.

Perhaps the biggest reason that Sanchez will not get the starting spot is due to the fact that during the 2013 NFL season he never took part in a single game, so to say he could be out of practice would be an understatement. 

But what about the Eagles other option at Quarterback?

Well, Nick Foles started six games in 2012 and only gained the one victory which was not the best introduction to the Eagles fans.

But last season he certainly turned it around leading the Eagles to the wildcard weekend where they lost by just two points to the New Orleans Saints.

Over the course of the season, he threw 208 completed passes for 2891 yards amassing a 64% completion rate.

Foles threw 27 touchdowns and the offensive mix of him and star Runningback LeSean McCoy led to their late season push for a play-off spot,.

Foles is the up and coming name with the Philadelphia Eagles right now and it is hard to see him being dethroned by Sanchez.

Sanchez appears like he may be the back-up plan for the Eagles in the coming season and its hard to argue otherwise.

Whether its because of the lack of football he has played over the last year, the fact that Nick Foles had an impressive year or just the general fact that Foles in my opinion, appears to be the better Quarterback.

Either way, Philadelphia fans should be ready for another Nick Foles led season and who knows, maybe another play-off appearance. 

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