Many around the league expected the Rams to call the Eagles to discuss the availability of backup quarterback Mark Sanchez. That would've been a very short conversation. USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports Sanchez would rather remain in Philadelphia as a backup in Chip Kelly's system than rejoin his former offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer in St. Louis.
That says a lot.
The former USC Trojan has played well for the Eagles this preseason. Sanchez has gone 25-for-31 (80.6%) for 281 yards to go along with two touchdowns and one interception. His 112.5 quarterback rating is seventh in the NFC and 10th in the NFL among quarterbacks with 31 or more pass attempts.
Sanchez, 27, entered the preseason having not thrown a pass since 2012 when he completed 54.3% of his passes for 2,883 yards, 13 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 15 games. Arguably Sanchez's best season came in 2010 when he led the Jets to a 11-5 record completing 54.8% of his passes for 3,291 yards with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while leading a career-high six game-winning drives.
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