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July 23, 2019 09:44 AM
Mark Sanchez: Retires from football
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez is retiring from the NFL, Andrew Marchand of the NY Post reports.

Sanchez struggled in two games with Washington last season, tossing three interceptions and no touchdowns on 35 pass attempts. The 32-year-old quarterback made just three starts over the past four seasons and now will shift his focus to his new job as a college football analyst for ABC/ESPN.

January 2, 2019 02:56 PM
Redskins' Mark Sanchez: Falls flat in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez completed 19 of 35 passes for 138 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in two games for the Redskins during the 2018 season.

Sanchez was handed a four-game ban for performance-enhancing drugs during the offseason and didn't sign with a team until the Redskins lost Alex Smith to a broken fibula in mid-November. The 32-year-old was pressed into action when Colt McCoy (leg) joined Smith on the injured list, but it didn't take long for the team to turn to Josh Johnson instead. Given his putrid performance, Sanchez may have a tough time finding backup work for 2019.

December 10, 2018 11:44 AM
Redskins' Mark Sanchez: Won't start Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez won't be the Redskins' starting quarterback Week 15 in Jacksonville, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

During Sunday's 40-16 loss, the Redskins offense was putrid under the direction of Sanchez, compiling just 19 yards on 10 drives. With 5:31 remaining in the third quarter, he was pulled in favor of Josh Johnson, and the team rallied for all of its points on the day. Sanchez finished just six of 14 for 38 yards and two interceptions while getting sacked five times. After the game, coach Jay Gruden called Johnson the starting QB for Week 15, which could stand for the rest of the season.

December 4, 2018 12:00 AM
Redskins' Mark Sanchez: Forced into first-team duty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez replaced the injured Colt McCoy (lower leg) during the second quarter and completed 13 of 21 passes for 100 yards and an interception while finishing Monday night's 28-13 loss to the Eagles.

Sanchez was forced into the action after McCoy went down early and was unable to return. Considering Sanchez only joined the Redskins two weeks ago, hadn't thrown a pass in an NFL game in two years, and found himself in predictable passing situations during the second half, it's not surprising he struggled to make much of an impact. However, with McCoy being diagnosed with a season-ending fractured right fibula -- which comes after original starter Alex Smith broke his leg as well -- Sanchez suddenly finds himself as Washington's top option under center. The team will surely add another quarterback ahead of Week 14's game against the Giants, but it appears Sanchez should start that contest, boosting his fantasy value in the process. Given his lack of familiarity with team's scheme, though, it would be wise to really temper expectations of the veteran.

November 19, 2018 07:12 PM
Redskins' Mark Sanchez: Signing with Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez signed a contract with the Redskins on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

In the wake of Alex Smith's season-ending leg injury, Washington brought in a number of quarterbacks for a workout Monday and evidently settled on Sanchez as the new No. 2 quarterback behind Colt McCoy. The Redskins likely hope he won't see the field.

November 19, 2018 07:14 PM
Mark Sanchez: Scheduled for workout with Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez is one of five quarterbacks scheduled to visit with the Redskins on Monday, John Keim of reports.

Kellen Clemens, Josh Johnson, T.J. Yates and EJ Manuel will also take part in the workout as the Redskins look for a quarterback to join Colt McCoy in the wake of Alex Smith's season-ending leg injury. Now 32 years old, Sanchez hasn't played in a game since 2016 and hasn't made a start since 2015. He failed to catch on with a team for 2018 after receiving a four-game PED suspension during the offseason. With the suspension now out of the way, Sanchez will get his chance to earn a backup job in Washington.

April 13, 2018 05:20 PM
Mark Sanchez: Receives four-game ban
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The NFL handed Sanchez a four-game suspension for a violation of the policy on performance-enhancing substances, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Sanchez hasn't been called upon to perform since two appearances for the Cowboys in 2016 and hasn't been a regular starter since the second half of the 2014 season with the Eagles. Having said that, he still served as the Bears' third-string QB last year, so he holds a certain sway among NFL front offices. While he'll miss the first quarter of the upcoming campaign, it won't surprise if he latches onto a roster somewhere in the coming months.

January 5, 2018 08:08 PM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: Set to hit free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez didn't take a snap with the Bears in 2017 and will enter free agency this offseason.

Sanchez has been in the league seven years, but he's attempted just 109 passes over the last three campaigns as a backup. He'll likely latch on as a second-stringer somewhere and is unlikely to be a fantasy option unless he finds his way into the starting lineup.

November 30, 2017 02:56 PM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: Not present on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (illness) wasn't present on the Bears' injury report Wednesday.

Sanchez sat out Sunday's loss to the Eagles, but that also may have been a coach's decision rather than as a result of the illness. The 31-year-old has served as Chicago's No. 3 quarterback this season, and that's unlikely to change barring an injury to Mitchell Trubisky or Mike Glennon.

November 26, 2017 12:04 PM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

It's likely that Sanchez, who missed Friday's practice with the illness, is inactive in a coach's decision, as he's been stuck in the No. 3 quarterback role all season. Mike Glennon will serve as the backup to starter Mitchell Trubisky on Sunday.

October 27, 2017 02:32 PM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: No longer on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (illness) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jeff Dickerson of reports.

Whatever issues Sanchez was dealing with that held him out of Thursday's practice look to be behind him. He'll once again serve as the Bears' No. 3 option at quarterback.

October 26, 2017 11:29 PM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: Out sick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez was absent from Thursday's practice due to an illness, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Sanchez is reportedly dealing with the flue, so the team decided it was best he stayed home for the day. The veteran back up quarterback remains third on the Bears' depth chart.

September 21, 2017 05:40 PM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: Returns to practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 10, 2017 01:56 PM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: Inactive for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 20, 2017 10:56 PM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: Plays one drive in Saturday victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 11, 2017 06:04 PM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: Plays sparingly in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 26, 2017 11:28 PM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: Opens training camp as No. 2 quarterback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (knee) will enter training camp as the backup quarterback to Mike Glennon, Jeff Dickerson of 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.

May 30, 2017 11:20 PM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: Injures knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 24, 2017 02:04 AM
Bears' Mark Sanchez: Signs one-year contract with Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 24, 2017 02:00 AM
Mark Sanchez: Nearing deal with Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.


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