Mark Sanchez gets a chance to hold a clipboard. The quarterback signed with Washington Redskins to back up Colt McCoy,…
Mark Sanchez gets a chance to hold a clipboard.
The quarterback signed with Washington Redskins to back up Colt McCoy, announced Monday.
Sanchez was picked from the NFL Bread Line after Redskins drafted several signal callers after Alex Smith’s devastating bone injury led Sunday’s loss to Houston Texans. The team placed Smith on injured reserve Monday.
Per Rapoport, Washington training included such fixtures as EJ Manuel, Kellen Clemens, T.J. Yates and Josh Johnson.
Landing at Sanchez is not a surprise. The 32-year-old quarterback is familiar with several of Washington’s assistants returning to his run with New York Jets. Redskins OC Matt Cavanaugh was Sanchez’s QB coach from 2009-201
2; Offensive line coach Bill Callahan was with N.Y. at that time; and current matching game coordinator Kevin O’Connell was a jets backup QB for two years when Sanchez helmeted the squad.
Sanchez languished in the free trade market after serving a four-player PED suspension to start the season. He spent 2017 caddying for Mitch Trubisky in Chicago and 2016 as backup in Dallas. The nine-year-old pro started a 2015 Philadelphia Eagles game.
With McCoy starting, Sanchez should only see the field in case of injury. Redskins play the cowboys on Thanksgiving, so the backup QB does not have long time to gain momentum another Washington player is suffering from injury.
Funny Fact: The Last Game Sanchez Started Thanksgiving Day 2015 In Detroit – A 45-14 Blowout Loss. And we all know QB’s most infamous day of the day.
Take a piece of pie, friends and gather the TV to see if Mr. Sanchez gets a chance for some more memorable thanksgiving opportunities that we can regulate.