Mark Sanchez not dismayed by lack of first team QB reps
Entering training camp, quarterback Mark Sanchez believed that he would be given every opportunity to win the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback spot. During spring practices, Sanchez took the majority of first team repetitions as Sam Bradford was taking his recovery slow. That usage has completely flipped since the Eagles have opened up training camp.
On Sunday, the Eagles turned things up another notch, and Bradford took every single snap with the first team offense. Despite the limited role in practice, Sanchez believes that head coach Chip Kelly will make good on his word, and that Sanchez will be allotted a real opportunity to win the Week 1 starting gig.
"Yeah," Sanchez said when asked if there was still a quarterback competition, per True Jersey. "We compete no matter what. Always a competition."
Sanchez is coming off a season where he completed a career-high 64.1 percent of his passes, but he also turned the ball over 14 times nine games. The Eagles will want to get back to how they did things in 2013, when they finished with a franchise-low 19 team turnovers on the season. If Sanchez can't prove that he has figured out how to protect the football, it won't matter if he gets his fair shot. Either way, it's starting to seem obvious that Kelly wants Bradford to be the starting quarterback after trading for him this offseason.