Published: Tue, November 20, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Redskins sign veteran QB Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy

Redskins sign veteran QB Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy

Washington will continue its quest for a division title and playoff run behind Colt McCoy, who led a pair of touchdown drives in the team's loss to the Houston Texans after Smith's gruesome injury ended his season.

The Washington Redskins have signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy.

Maybe the Washington Post should've looked at their headline from 33 years ago to see what a proper post is supposed to look like. He signed with Chicago in 2017 but did not play, and he remained unemployed in 2018, when he had to serve a four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy. The failed Jets QB was apparently at the top of the list, due to his familiarity with some members of the Redskins' coaching staff. With McCoy replacing Smith, who is considered one of the better quarterbacks in the league, it's very hard to see the Redskins keeping up the pace they've been winning games at to this point.

Redskins quarterback and former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith's season is over.

The NFC East just got a little bit murkier.

How does the headline even make sense? Sanchez hasn't played in the National Football League since 2016 -- and last accumulated more than two starts in a season in 2014 -- meaning he's been sidelined longer than Kaepernick.

Sanchez also has played for the Eagles and Cowboys and spent time on the rosters of the Bears and Broncos. The win extended their winning streak to seven games, tying for the franchise's longest since 2011.

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