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Mortensen suggest Sanchez is playing for permanent promotion

Mark Sanchez


Mark Sanchez will be the Eagles’ starting quarterback Sunday and presumably on Thursday, too, given the injuries to Sam Bradford.

Sunday morning, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen suggested that Sanchez could be playing for a permanent promotion.

“If he plays well,” Mortensen said at the end of the Sunday morning NFL Insiders show, “he could take the job.”

Bradford has a shoulder injury and a concussion. The Eagles prepared all week for Sunday’s game vs. the Buccaneers knowing Bradford wouldn’t be able to play, and with the Eagles facing a quick turnaround before a Thanksgiving game at Detroit on Thursday, Mortensen said it’s believed Sanchez will be the starter then, too, regardless of how things go vs. the Bucs.

The Eagles are 4-5 and need wins. If Sanchez wins, it makes sense that he’d get the chance to keep winning.

Sanchez went 4-4 as the Eagles’ starter last year. He signed a new deal with the team in March, not long before the Eagles traded Nick Foles to the Rams to acquire Bradford.