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Mark Sanchez Says Philadelphia The Best Place He Could Land

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Mark Sanchez finally is playing for an offensive-minded coach and the former Jets quarterback couldn’t be happier, Kimberly Martin of Newsday reports.

He went from being called “The Sanchize” to being Nick Foles‘ backup with the Eagles, but Sanchez said his rank on the depth chart is of little concern. After missing all of the 2013 season because of a preseason shoulder injury, he’s turned the page on his five years with the Jets and is looking forward to his future in Philly.

“I’m not going to do the comparison thing,” Sanchez said after Thursday’s organized team activities. “I loved everything that happened there [with the Jets]. Everything. Good, bad, ugly, don’t care. It was an awesome time.

“But I’m an Eagle now. I love being here. This is the best place I could have landed.”

Sanchez believes he’s “just entering the prime of my career.”

“Maybe this whole shoulder thing and relocation has just been a blessing in disguise,” Sanchez said. “Maybe that year off was exactly what I needed. Got a little rest for my legs, for my arm, and I feel great.”

Sanchez said he had other options this offseason.

“I just kept thinking, ‘Eagles. This is the place to be,’ ” Sanchez said. “I really respected what they did last year . . . And I think they have a ton of talent, especially at the wideout position, tight end position. They’re just overflowing with guys that can play. So that’s exciting for a quarterback.”

And that’s something he didn’t always have with the Jets.

“I was really drawn here because of the offensive minds here,” he said. “I think what they did last year was just the tip of the iceberg.”


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