By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez has signed with the Washington Redskins on Monday. He was one of several free agent signal-callers, who worked out with the team.
Sanchez will backup Colt McCoy. The former Texas Longhorns quarterback is now expected to start the rest of the season.
McCoy took over as the Redskins quarterback on Sunday. He replaced Alex Smith after he suffered a freak injury.
Smith suffered a season-ending injury as Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt fell on his leg on a play. He broke his tibia and fibula and had immediate surgery at a local hospital.
Sanchez will make his debut with the Redskins on Thursday. Washington travels to Arlington, Texas to face the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
Three of Jay Gruden’s assistant coaches have ties to Sanchez. Offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh was previously with the New York Jets as their quarterbacks coach from 2009 through 2012.
Offensive line coach Bill Callahan was previously with the Jets as their offensive line coach from 2008 through 2011. Passing game coordinator Kevin O’Connell was previously a backup with the Jets in 2009 and 2010.
Sanchez is 32-years-old. He was previously the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jets.
He played with the team from 2009 through 2013. Then, he spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2016, he played with the Dallas Cowboys. Then, last season, he played with the Chicago Bears.
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