Following Alex Smith leg injury which is NOT a career-ending break will have him out for a while, so the Washington Redskins have signed QB Mark Sanchez.
Once again Colin Kaepernick is shut out of a job, while Mark Sanchez is back in the NFL. Read on…
CelebNSports247.com reports that veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez who once played New York Jets
Mark Sanchez will be the back up for Redskins starting QB Colt McCoy following the teams OG starting quarterback Alex Smith broken leg.
Alex broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg during Sunday’s 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans. Smith has since undergone surgery and is recovering from the injury. Luckily it is NOT a career-ending injury.
The team opted for Sanchez from a group that included E.J. Manuel, Kellen Clemens, Josh Johnson and T.J. Yates in which, Colin Kaepernick was NOT invited to.
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It appears that Sanchez was the best fit since he has several ties to Washington from his five years with the New York Jets.
Redskins passing game coordinator Kevin O’Connell was a backup quarterback for parts of three seasons with the Jets during Sanchez’s time there. Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh was the Jets’ quarterbacks coach from 2009 to 2012. And Redskins offensive line coach and assistant head coach Bill Callahan held the same title for three seasons during Sanchez’s Jets tenure.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that familiarity was part of the team’s decision to go with Sanchez.
Gruden told ESPN Monday:
We had a workout today; looked pretty good. But [it’s] based on his past experiences with Coach O’Connell and Cavanaugh. He’s won some playoff games, he’s got a lot of experience. I think this time of the year, you need somebody who’s taken some meaningful snaps, [with] a lot of experience, and Mark’s done that.