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Mark Sanchez | Retired QB

Date of Birth:  11/11/1986
Age:  35
Height  6'2"
Weight:   225
College:  USC
Drafted:  2009 | Round 1 | Pick 5
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Mark Sanchez | Retired QB


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Mark Sanchez | Retired QB

Mark Sanchez is retiring from the NFL.

After ten years in the NFL with the Jets, Eagles, Broncos, Cowboys, Bears, and Redskins, the former fifth-overall pick in the 2009 draft is calling it a career. Statistically, Sanchez wasn't spectacular, with 15,357 career passing yards, 86 passing touchdowns, and 89 interceptions, but he had a 37-36 career record as a starter, including a 33-29 mark with the Jets to begin his career. Sanchez played well enough in his first two NFL seasons to help the Jets get to the postseason, and he played well in the playoffs during his two opportunities, helping his team get to the AFC Championship Game both years; he performed better individually in the postseason, with nine touchdowns and just three interceptions. After his tenure with the Jets, which ended with a preseason shoulder injury that could've been prevented if he wasn't out there late in a meaningless game, Sanchez became a good veteran presence as a backup with five other teams. Some will declare Sanchez a "bust," but he was able to spend ten years in the NFL and had his share of success. According to Andrew Marchad of the New York Post, Sanchez is joining ABC's lead college football studio, so football fans will see him on television every Saturday during the fall.

Mark Sanchez | Retired QB

Mark Sanchez tosses two interceptions in blowout loss to the Giants.

Sanchez was 6/14 for 38 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions, including a pick-six. The veteran didn't really have much of a chance behind a struggling offensive line, and he was replaced by Josh Johnson in the second half. Sanchez will operate as the No. 2 quarterback in Week 15.

Mark Sanchez | Retired QB

Mark Sanchez enters game in relief of Colt McCoy (leg) in Monday Night Football loss.

Sanchez was 13/21 for 100 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception, also adding an eight-yard rush. Though in the Redskins building for just two weeks, Sanchez was forced into action as McCoy unfortunately broke his leg in the first half, and it was clear that he didn't have close to a full grasp of Jay Gruden's offense. Washington is now 6-6 and could face long playoff odds down to their third quarterback, but Sanchez has won big games in his career, so perhaps he will be able to pickup a victory next Sunday against the Giants. The former No. 5 overall pick won't be a recommended fantasy option down the stretch.

Mark Sanchez | Retired QB

Mark Sanchez is signing with the Redskins, according to multiple reports.

Washington unfortunately needs a backup for Colt McCoy after Alex Smith broke his leg and required season-ending surgery on Sunday, and they are going with Sanchez. The former No. 5 overall pick should be an excellent guy for the quarterback room behind McCoy, but the Redskins will hope the new starter stays healthy, which isn't a guarantee due to his willingness to run. Sanchez hasn't appeared in a game since 2016 with the Cowboys.

Mark Sanchez | Retired QB

Mark Sanchez has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of 2018.

Sanchez violated the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, which is a bit of a surprise. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Sanchez will release a statement on the matter. It sounds like Sanchez might have taken something that he was unaware had a banned substance in it. Being suspended the first four games of the season will hurt the free agent's chances of signing with a team, but he can still participate throughout the preseason and should land somewhere at some point.

Mark Sanchez | Retired QB

Bears quarterback Mark Sanchez injures left knee, will miss the rest of OTAs and minicamp.

The team is reportedly hoping for Sanchez to be back for training camp. Regardless, Sanchez will be a veteran presence to lean on for rookie Mitchell Trubisky and new start Mike Glennon this season, but he probably won't see action in the regular season if Glennon stays healthy.

Mark Sanchez | Retired QB

Mark Sanchez is expected to sign with the Bears, according to Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport says they are finalizing a deal. He visited the team and the deal to bring Sanchez to Chicago should be done very soon.

UPDATE: Sanchez will officially sign with the Bears on a one-year contract. He'll be the backup to new Bears' starter Mike Glennon. Sanchez will be among the better backups in the NFL next season.