Mark Sanchez signed with the Bears this offseason, where he is unlikely to find much playing time behind Mike Glennon and Mitchel Trubisky. Sanchez spent 2016 with the Cowboys, appearing in two games and completing 10-of-18 passes for 93 yards with two interceptions. We don't expect Sanchez to play much this year barring an injury, and he has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues. Ignore Sanchez on Draft Day in 2017.
Sanchez injured his knee in practice Tuesday but is expected back by training camp, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports. The injury is reportedly nothing major, but it will keep Connor Shaw on the roster for now, after it was rumored he was released earlier Tuesday morning. Look for more updates to come once training camp rolls around. With the rumors of Shaw's release, it appears the Bears have solidified their quarterback depth chart, comprised of Mike Glennon, rookie Mitchell Trubisky and Sanchez. However, that could change if Sanchez's knee continues to be an issue.
Sanchez signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Thursday, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports. After visiting with team officials Wednesday, Sanchez and the Bears finalized a one-year deal with the veteran late Thursday. The Bears gave Mike Glennon a multi-year deal earlier in the offseason, so Sanchez's arrival in Chicago is primarily to add depth behind the former Buccaneer. Sanchez served as Dak Prescott's backup in Dallas last season and appeared in two games, completing 10 of 18 passes for 93 yards and two interceptions.
Sanchez is expected to sign with the Bears, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The veteran signal caller had a successful meeting with the Bears on Wednesday and it appears the two sides are working towards finalizing a deal. Given that the Bears inked former Buccaneer Mike Glennon to a hefty, multi-year deal earlier in the offseason, Sanchez would presumably be signing to be Chicago's backup. Sanchez appeared in two games with the Cowboys in relief of Dak Prescott last season, completing 10 of 18 passes for 93 yards with two interceptions.
Sanchez is slated to visit the Bears on Thursday, the Chicago Sun Times reports. With new starter Mike Glennon and Connor Shaw currently the only QBs the Bears have under contract, the team's interest in Sanchez makes some sense. The fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft is veteran backup material these days and is coming off a 2016 season in which he made two appearances for the Cowboys, completing 10 of 18 passes for 93 yards and two picks in the process.
Sanchez is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers. Sanchez, who logged some action in Week 17, when the Cowboys took it easy on a number of their key starters, is once again the odd man out at QB, with Tony Romo slated to serve as Dak Prescott's backup Sunday.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/17||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||19.81|
|4||09/29||@Green Bay Packers||30||23.05|
|8||10/29||@New Orleans Saints||24||21.31|
|10||11/12||Green Bay Packers||30||23.05|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||25||21.75|
|3 Year Avg||64.0||1042||6||6||36||0||74|