Mark Sanchez era begins in Washington

Brian Tinsman
December 03, 2018 - 10:07 pm

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For the second time in a 15-day span, the Redskins are in "next man up" mode at the most important position in sports.

Colt McCoy got the start on Monday Night Football and lasted less than a half of football before taking a hit that fractured his fibula. Obviously hobbled, he was taken off the field and given an X-ray that revealed the bad news.

That means Mark Sanchez is the new QB1, and the only quarterback on the Redskins' roster.

If he gets hurt, the emergency quarterback is tight end Jordan Reed, who last played the position in high school.

Two weeks ago, the emergency quarterback was receiver Trey Quinn, who also played under center in high school. He was too injured to suit up tonight.

Sanchez won the backup spot through a tryout two weeks ago and will likely retain the position, barring injury or a complete meltdown.

For his career, Sanchez has a 56.7 competition percentage and a perfect split of 86 interceptions and 86 touchdowns. This is fifth NFL team, including third in the NFC East (Philly and Dallas).

He will be joined by another free agent quarterback (to be determined) on Tuesday as the pair learns the playbook together.


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