By Peter Gleason
Mark Sanchez’s dreadful performance Sunday night will undoubtedly cause Eagles Nation to call for his head, or at the very least his replacement, Nick Foles.
Sanchez completed 17 of 28 passes for 252 yards with two interceptions for a passer rating of 60.4, 43 points lower than in a 33-10 win over Dallas, Thanksgiving Day.
Sanchez is 3-3 as a starter since taking over for Foles, who went down with a broken collarbone, Nov. 2 at Houston.
Foles will reportedly have another MRI done Monday to see if the collarbone is healed and if he’s cleared to return to action.
Asked if he expected to start Saturday when the Eagles travel to Washington to play the Redskins, Sanchez said, “I don’t know.”
If Foles gets the go-ahead from the doctors, Eagles coach Chip Kelly has the toughest decision to make since he took over as head coach of the Eagles last year.
Does he go back to Foles, who hasn’t played in six weeks, will certainly be a little rusty and wasn’t playing all that great before he got hurt in a game that the Eagles must win?
Or does he give Foles another week to get ready and play Sanchez one more week, or at least start Sanchez and if he struggles then go to Foles?
The doctor’s decision will come first and then it’s on Kelly to make the right one for the Eagles.