"I've said many times that we will always look to add quality players at the quarterback position," Kelly said. ""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.
"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. I also had the chance to see Mark play in college and have always had respect for his game and athletic ability."
Sanchez, who's expected to back up Nick Foles, said he's excited to learn under coach Chip Kelly.
"I feel like this team, this coach, the kind of firepower they have, there's just an exciting element to being here in Philadelphia," Sanchez said, per Philly.com. "Coach Kelly really is on the cutting edge of the NFL. He's one of those guys who has a really exciting vision for the future. I think he is on a constant pursuit of a competitive edge. He's an excitable person. I think as an offensive mind, I'm going to do nothing but learn here."
Sanchez was cut by the Jets last week. He missed all of last season following shoulder surgery, but drew interest from several teams, according to La Canfora.
Less than a week after Michael Vick left for the Jets, the Eagles are expected to sign Sanchez according to the report, assuming he makes it through his physical without issue. Sanchez missed all of last season due to a torn right labrum, and was cut by the Jets following the Vick signing.
Sanchez would bring some experience to the backup role, having started 62 games over the course of his first four NFL seasons.
"We lost Mike, and we're always trying to look in that backup position behind Nick (Foles) and what we can do to bolster it," Kelly said. "We'll see where we go. It's a position of need for us. We played three quarterbacks last year, and I don't think you can ever look at your roster and say you're good at quarterback.
"Mark is a very, very good athlete. He's started 60 some-odd games in this league. He's got great experience. There's a lot of positive qualities with him."
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|P2||8/15/14||@ NE||7:30 pm|
|2009||New York Jets||15||15||364||196||53.8||2444||6.71||65||12||20||26/195||34||8||63.0|
|2010||New York Jets||16||16||507||278||54.8||3291||6.49||74||17||13||27/171||43||10||75.3|
|2011||New York Jets||16||16||543||308||56.7||3474||6.40||74||26||18||39/243||39||2||78.2|
|2012||New York Jets||15||15||453||246||54.3||2883||6.36||66||13||18||34/209||36||5||66.9|
|2013||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2009||New York Jets||15||15||36||106||2.9||14||3||0||15|
|2010||New York Jets||16||16||30||105||3.5||20||3||1||11|
|2011||New York Jets||16||16||37||103||2.8||25||6||1||12|
|2012||New York Jets||15||15||22||28||1.3||8||0||0||3|
|2013||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2009||New York Jets||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||New York Jets||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New York Jets||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Jets||15||4||3.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2009||New York Jets||15||10||3||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2010||New York Jets||16||9||1||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2011||New York Jets||16||10||8||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2012||New York Jets||15||14||8||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2013||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|