A week after being released by the New York Jets, quarterback Mark Sanchez inks a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Jets and Eagles essentially did a quarterback swap, as Sanchez heads to Philly and their former QB Michael Vick signs with New York.
Sanchez’s new deal is for $2.25 million and includes a $750,000 signing bonus, reports ESPN. It also includes up to an additional $1.75 million in bonuses, bringing the maximum value of the deal to $4 million. He can achieve his bonuses by playing up to 90-percent of the Eagles’ offensive plays.
Currently, Sanchez will be the back-up to Eagles starter Nick Foles, but things can always change before the start of the season.
“I’m always going to want to start,” Sanchez told the Philadelphia media. “It doesn’t matter where you are, you want to play. There’s nothing wrong with having that drive. I’ll keep that fire going and try to help this team the best I can.”