Mark Sanchez

Washington Redskins
Quarterback #3
Washington Redskins
Quarterback #3

Mark Sanchez News

Retires from football

Sanchez is retiring from the NFL, Andrew Marchand of the NY Post reports.

Analysis: Sanchez struggled in two games with Washington last season, tossing three interceptions and no touchdowns on 35 pass attempts. The 32-year-old quarterback made just three starts over the past four seasons and now will shift his focus to his new job as a college football analyst for ABC/ESPN.

Jul 23, 2019 6:40 AM EST

Falls flat in 2018

Sanchez completed 19 of 35 passes for 138 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in two games for the Redskins during the 2018 season.

Analysis: Sanchez was handed a four-game PED ban during the offseason and didn't sign with a team until the Redskins lost Alex Smith to a broken fibula in mid-November. The 32-year-old was pressed into action when Colt McCoy (leg) joined Smith on the injured list, but it didn't take long for the team to turn to Josh Johnson instead. Given his putrid performance, Sanchez may have a tough time finding backup work for 2019.

Jan 2, 2019 7:11 AM EST

Won't start Week 15

Sanchez won't be the Redskins' starting quarterback Week 15 in Jacksonville, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: During Sunday's 40-16 loss, the Redskins offense was putrid under the direction of Sanchez, compiling just 19 yards on 10 drives. With 5:31 remaining in the third quarter, he was pulled in favor of Josh Johnson, and the team rallied for all of its points on the day. Sanchez finished just six for 14 for 38 yards and two interceptions while getting sacked five times. After the game, coach Jay Gruden called Johnson the starting QB for Week 15, which could stand for the rest of the season.

Dec 9, 2018 1:56 PM EST

Forced into first-team duty

Sanchez replaced the injured Colt McCoy (lower leg) during the second quarter and completed 13 of 21 passes for 100 yards and an interception while finishing Monday night's 28-13 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Sanchez was forced into the action after McCoy went down early and was unable to return. Considering Sanchez only joined the Redskins two weeks ago, hadn't thrown a pass in an NFL game in two years, and found himself in predictable passing situations during the second half, it's not surprising he struggled to make much of an impact. However, with McCoy being diagnosed with a season-ending fractured right fibula -- which comes after original starter Alex Smith broke his leg as well -- Sanchez suddenly finds himself as Washington's top option under center. The team will surely add another quarterback ahead of Week 14's game against the Giants, but it appears Sanchez should start that contest, boosting his fantasy value in the process. Given his lack of familiarity with team's scheme, though, it would be wise to really temper expectations of the veteran.

Dec 3, 2018 8:55 PM EST

Signing with Washington

Sanchez signed a contract with the Redskins on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: In the wake of Alex Smith's season-ending leg injury, Washington brought in a number of quarterbacks for a workout Monday and evidently settled on Sanchez its new No. 2 quarterback behind Colt McCoy. The Redskins likely hope he'll never have to see the field.

Nov 19, 2018 10:29 AM EST

Scheduled for workout with Redskins

Sanchez is one of five quarterbacks scheduled to visit with the Redskins on Monday, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Kellen Clemens, Josh Johnson, T.J. Yates and EJ Manuel will also take part in the workout as the Redskins look for a quarterback to join Colt McCoy in the wake of Alex Smith's season-ending leg injury. Now 32 years old, Sanchez hasn't played in a game since 2016 and hasn't made a start since 2015. He failed to catch on with a team for 2018 after receiving a four-game PED suspension during the offseason. With the suspension now out of the way, Sanchez will get his chance to earn a backup job in Washington.

Nov 18, 2018 7:23 PM EST

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