Nick Foles wasn’t in any danger of losing the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback job this summer, but thanks to Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley it sounds like his job is safer than ever. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, neither of the former USC stars has been impressive during offseason workouts.
Foles has not been perfect, but McLane noted that he has not looked nearly as “unremarkable” as Sanchez and Barkley. While Sanchez has shown flashes of solid play at times, his inconsistency is worth noting.
Sanchez is still in the process of learning a new offense, but that doesn’t provide him with an excuse for overthrowing open receivers or forcing the ball into tight spaces. He reportedly threw two interceptions during drills on Monday. He did, however, hook up with receiver Will Murphy on a nifty 25-yard corner route to the end zone.
At age 27, Sanchez recently said that he feels is is just now entering the prime of his career. He still has youth on his side, but that confidence is going to have to transfer onto the field at some point. While Sanchez likely has an edge over Barkley for the No. 2 job behind Foles because of experience alone, he’ll have to show Kelly a lot more as the summer progresses.Google+