Since being drafted fifth overall in 2009 by the Jets, current Eagles QB Mark Sanchez has played in two AFC championships, missed the playoffs two straights season, been ripped apart by New York fans and media, suffered national humiliation because of a fumble, lost his starting job, got injured in a preseason game he wasn’t supposed to play in and been released.
Oh, and somewhere in there he actually spent a year teaming with Tim Tebow.
Really, there isn’t anything Sanchez hasn’t lived through in his NFL career.
Which is why he isn’t feeling butterflies about Friday’s preseason opener against the Bears. He’s expected to get in early, with the second-team offense. It’s been almost a year since he last played in any kind of NFL game, but he’s not worried.