It wasn't too long after the announcement of St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford's ACL injury that many suggested the Rams should trade for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez. One report even indicated that the Rams were interested in Sanchez. It didn't appear that feeling was mutual, however, because another report emerged stating that Sanchez doesn't want to be traded.
The Eagles backup quarterback echoed those sentiments on Monday afternoon after the team's training camp practice. "I'm an Eagle. I love being an Eagle," Sanchez confirmed. On whether he thinks a trade is realistic, Sanchez added, "I seriously doubt it’s happening."
I'm with Sanchez: I don't think he's going anywhere. A team would have to make the Eagles an offer they couldn't refuse. While we can debate over the specifics of such an offer, we can't debate that Philadelphia values him. Check out what Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur had to say about Sanchez on Monday morning.
"Sure, I think everybody should be interested in Mark. I think he’s done a good job and played well for us and he’s won a lot of football games in the league. I’ve said it before, but he was sitting in the locker room at halftime of two AFC Championship Games, ahead. So we are very glad we have him. I think he’s added a lot to this team as a football player and as a professional, and you know, we’re ‑‑ sure, a lot of people should want him. But we have him, so that’s the reality."
And it's a reality that doesn't seem likely to change any time soon.