Veteran Signal-Caller Thanks Jets Fans For Their Support, Reflects On Time In N.Y.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Well, that didn’t take long.

Three days after being released by the Jets, Mark Sanchez appears to be on the verge of finding a new home. According to an ESPN report, the 27-year-old quarterback will sign with the Philadelphia Eagles if he passes his physical.

Sanchez, who spent the previous five seasons with the Jets, has also received interest from the Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans, the Daily News reported.

Prior to the news of his impending move to Philadelphia, Sanchez thanked the Jets and reflected on his time in New York.

He tweeted, “To New York, New Jersey and Jets fans everywhere…” on his Twitter page and linked to a letter on WhoSay.

“Playing quarterback for the New York Jets has been the thrill of my young career,” Sanchez wrote. “We shared some incredible moments together that I’ll never forget — big wins on the road during back-to-back AFC Championship runs, exciting fourth quarter comebacks and game winning drives.

“There were some tough times but mostly good times, and in the end I know I gave you and the Jets everything I had to win the Lombardi Trophy. I only regret that we couldn’t bring it home for all of us to share, especially for those guys in the locker room and for my friend Aiden.

“It’s time to move on but before I do, I want to thank you for supporting me and my brothers in green and white. I also want to thank the New York Jets organization for giving me my first opportunity in the NFL, and a special thanks to the good folks at 1 Jets Drive, MetLife Stadium and Cortland for taking good care of my family and me over the last five years. But mostly I want to thank the guys in the locker room that put in the work every day. I love you guys and I’ll miss the good times we shared.

“Take care and God Bless.”

Sanchez, once thought to be Gang Green’s franchise quarterback, was released by New York on Friday. That afternoon, the Jets signed quarterback Michael Vick to a one-year, $5 million contract.

Sanchez didn’t play a snap in 2013 after suffering an injury during the preseason. The No. 5 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, Sanchez helped guide the Jets to four road playoff wins en route to back-to-back championship game appearances during his rookie season and in 2010, respectively.

In 62 career regular season games for New York, Sanchez completed 55.1 percent of his passes for 12,092 yards. The USC product threw 68 touchdowns and rushed for 12 more, but was turnover-prone, tossing 69 interceptions and losing 20 fumbles.

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