It took Mark Sanchez only two weeks to go from work to playing on “Monday Night Football”.
The former Jets quarterback took his first snaps in the league since January 2017 when replacing a injured Colt McCoy at 9:36 to play in the second quarter of Redskins game against the eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday evening.
Things could not have started better for Sanchez. On his first scrimmage game he handed the ball out to Adrian Peterson for a 90-yard touchdown run to help put the eagles up 10-7. Sanchez finished the first half 6-for-9 passes for 62 meters. McCoy went to the dressing room with leg injury and was shown on TV gluing significantly after receiving an X-ray. He was diagnosed later with a cracked leg.
Sanchez, a former eagle, got a standing ovation from some of the Philadelphia fans. He signed with Redskins two weeks ago, after losing starting quarterback Alex Smith to a cruel leg injury. Washington began Monday half past Cowboys for the NFC East lead.