The Washington Redskins are in a huge pickle, as starting quarterback Alex Smith suffered a broken leg against the Houston Texans on Sunday. With Colt McCoy as the team's starter moving forward, Washington has brought in some reinforcements from an uninspiring pool.
According to Field Yates, the Redskins are signing former New York Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez to back up McCoy.
The Redskins are expected to sign QB Mark Sanchez, per source. He'll serve as the back-up to Colt McCoy.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 19, 2018
Sanchez has been on the sidelines since the start of the new league year, as he was popped with a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.
After his starting stints with the Jets and Philadelphia Eagles, Sanchez transitioned into a backup/mentor role with the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears.
It will be a bit of a reunion for Sanchez, as he will be coached by offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh, who previously worked as his quarterbacks coach with the Jets.
The Redskins will rely on Colt McCoy moving forward, considering he's been with the organization since 2014. However, if unforeseen circumstances keep McCoy off the field, Mark Sanchez will be waiting in the wings.