Redskins To Sign Mark Sanchez, In Wake Of Alex Smith Injury

NFC East news Redskins QB Alex Smith undergoes season-ending surgery for broken tibia and fibula

NFC East news Redskins QB Alex Smith undergoes season-ending surgery for broken tibia and fibula

The Redskins lost starting quarterback Alex Smith for the season on Sunday after he suffered a broken tibia and fibula against the Texans.

McCoy came in for Smith and threw for 54 yards and a touchdown but could not lead the Redskins to victory as they dropped to 6-4.

Sanchez, the fifth-overall pick in 2009, likely benefited from familiar faces in Washington.

Sanchez remained unsigned since serving as Mitchell Trubisky's backup with the Chicago Bears last season.

The Washington Redskins reportedly brought in Sanchez along with Kellen Clemens, T.J. Yates, EJ Manuel and Josh Johnson.

Sanchez does have several ties to Washington from his five years with the New York Jets. 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. But none of this makes sense.

Sanchez, 32, spent two years with the Philadelphia Eagles and one with the Dallas Cowboys. Yet here he is, ready to play for the Redskins during their playoff push.

Also, Sanchez hasn't been on an National Football League roster this entire season.

According to ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, Kaepernick continues to work out six days per week in order to keep his body in playing shape. The win extended their winning streak to seven games, tying for the franchise's longest since 2011. And what would you know, he worked out for the Lions over the weekend.

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