Jeremy Maclin on Mark Sanchez: “The sky’s the limit”
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez has been thrown into the fire after start Nick Foles was injured. Foles is going to be out 6-7 weeks, giving Sanchez a chance to resurrect his career.
Sanchez began his career with the New York Jets and went to two straight AFC title games. For some reason, he regressed thereafter, committed the butt-fumble, and became the butt of every joke in the league, no pun intended.
But now, the quarterback has a chance to redeem himself in Philly, and at least one of his Eagles teammates has faith in him.
“The Mark Sanchez I knew when he got here was the quarterback that led (the Jets) to two straight AFC Championship Games,” wideout Jeremy Maclin said Wednesday, per the New York Post. “He was a quarterback who won at this level as a very high draft pick and did very well with what he was given in New York.”
Said Maclin: “Mark can play, man. There’s no question about it. He’s also surrounded by a lot more talent than what he had in New York, so the sky’s the limit.”
I wouldn’t be so quick to doubt Sanchez, either. He spent all summer working with Chip Kelly, who is the exact opposite of Rex Ryan. It looks like people are quickly jumping off the Foles bandwagon, so either way the Eagles will most likely draft another quarterback next year.
However, if Sanchez can play well during this stretch, I wouldn’t count him out just yet.