Sanchez has recovered from a neck injury and was a full participant at practice Thursday, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM reports. Sanchez did not practice on Wednesday, so this is a good sign the injury was a minor issue. The veteran quarterback remains third on the Bears' depth chart and is likely to be inactive on game days unless Mike Glennon or Mitch Trubisky sustain an injury.
Sanchez (coach's decision) is inactive for the Bears' Week 1 matchup Sunday against the Falcons, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. As expected, Sanchez will open the season as the No. 3 quarterback on the Bears' depth chart, with rookie Mitchell Trubisky slated to serve as the top backup to starter Mike Glennon. Sanchez is unlikely to suit up on game days in 2017 unless one of Glennon or Trubisky is ruled out with an injury.
Sanchez completed both of his pass attempts for 23 yards Saturday against the Cardinals. Sanchez was on the field briefly as the second-string quarterback, and although he started moving the Bears offense, a bad snap on a third-down play resulted in the drive being aborted. As long as the team leaves Mike Glennon in as a starter, Sanchez likely will continue to serve as the backup while Mitch Trubisky is groomed to eventually take over as the first-string quarterback.
Sanchez completed one of four passes for four yards Thursday against the Broncos. Sanchez played for a short time during the second quarter, and had a pair of passes dropped, preventing him from being able to move the team down the field. He's been serving as the second-string quarterback throughout training camp, and he was utilized as such in this contest. Unless the team changes its stance on having Mitch Trubisky serve as the third quarterback, Sanchez would likely be the starter should Mike Glennon miss time due to injury.
Sanchez (knee) will enter training camp as the backup quarterback to Mike Glennon, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports. Dickerson reported this after general manager Ryan Pace made this statement during the team's first press conference of training camp. With first-round draft choice Mitch Trubisky having made just 13 starts at the collegiate level, it appears the organization is committed to letting the rookie learn on the job while being buried on the depth chart, allowing Sanchez to serve as Mike Glennon's direct backup.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/29||@Green Bay Packers||7||15.00|
|8||10/29||@New Orleans Saints||31||26.00|
|10||11/12||Green Bay Packers||7||15.00|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||21||20.67|
|3 Year Avg||64.0||1042||6||6||36||0||74|