Sanchez signs two year extension with Eagles

Philadelphia hastily re-signed quarterback Mark Sanchez on Sunday, inking the 2009 fifth pick quarterback to a two-year deal on Sunday.

According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, the deal is worth $9 million with $5.5 million guaranteed and includes clauses that could see that value raise to $16 million.

Which ever way you look at it, it’s lot of money for a backup quarterback…if that’s his role. Those numbers are much closer to a starting quarterback.  It’s especially weird considering how much cap room the team have been trying to create recently. The new deal doubles Sanchez’s average salary from his last contract.

Sanchez started the final half of the schedule for the Eagles in place of injured Pro Bowler Nick Foles, and despite plenty of interceptions, he did set franchise records with 269 passing yards per game and a 64.1 completion percentage.

The Eagles are currently retaining the same three quarterbacks under contract as they had last year — Foles, Sanchez and Matt Barkley.