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Mark Sanchez | Quarterback | #6

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (5) / NYJ
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Mark Sanchez (knee) is participating in the first practice of Bears camp.
Sanchez missed most of the offseason program after suffering a knee injury during OTAs. Getting on the field at the start of camp is a good step, but Sanchez could be hard-pressed to make the roster behind starter Mike Glennon and No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky. Jul 27 - 11:42 AM

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Bears No. 3 QB Mark Sanchez will be sidelined for the rest of the offseason program with a left knee injury.

Sanchez suffered the injury in Tuesday's OTAs session. The injury caused the Bears to reverse their release of Connor Shaw. Buried behind Mike Glennon and Mitchell Trubisky, Sanchez will be hard pressed to crack the 53-man roster, though he is owed $1 million guaranteed.
May 30 - 5:44 PM

Bears agreed to terms with QB Mark Sanchez, formerly of the Cowboys, to a one-year, $2 million contract with $1 million guaranteed.

The deal carries a maximum value of $4 million and comes with a $750,00 signing bonus. He slides in as the No. 2 behind Mike Glennon. Unproven, Glennon is one of the league's worst starters on paper, so there's a chance Sanchez makes 2017 starts. The No. 5 overall pick of the 2009 draft, Sanchez has attempted just 109 passes over the past two seasons. The 30 year old is a mediocre backup.
Mar 23 - 8:49 PM

Free agent QB Mark Sanchez will visit the Bears on Thursday.

It's Sanchez's first action of free agency. Nothing more than a clipboard-holder at this point in his career, Sanchez would slide in behind Mike Glennon.
Mar 21 - 10:25 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 9-of-17 passes for 85 yards and two interceptions Week 17 against the Eagles.

Sanchez took over from Tony Romo in the second quarter and immediately threw an interception on a screen attempt. He hooked up with Eagles LB Jordan Hicks again two drives later to set up a touchdown for Philly just before the half. Sanchez was better after the break, but the Cowboys obviously hope this is his last game action of the season.
Jan 1 - 4:11 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Mark Sanchez is expected to get the "majority" of the Cowboys' reps at quarterback on Sunday.

It's looking more and more like Dak Prescott and company will only play a few series. The Cowboys understandably want their young players to maintain momentum heading into the postseason, but there's too much for the 13-2 team to lose. Sanchez will be a YOLO/minimum option in DFS leagues.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 03:47:00 PM

Cowboys declared QB Mark Sanchez, RB Darius Jackson, OT Chaz Green, DE Ryan Davis, LB Justin Durant, CB Morris Claiborne, and S J.J. Wilcox inactive for Week 13 against the Vikings.

With Tony Romo back to full health, Sanchez is a weekly inactive. Sanchez turned 30 last month. He'll struggle for No. 2 work in 2017.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 07:14:00 PM

The Cowboys could be facing punishment from the NFL for negotiating with Mark Sanchez while he was still under contract with the Broncos.

The Cowboys were given permission to speak with Sanchez while the Broncos were still pursuing a trade but it appears the sides had already come to an agreement before his release became official on Saturday. Tampering can be a gray area but the Chiefs lost a third-round pick for similar negotiations with Jeremy Maclin last offseason. After being the odd man out in Denver, Sanchez will now open the year as Dak Prescott's backup in Dallas.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 10:04:00 AM

Cowboys signed QB Mark Sanchez, formerly of the Broncos, to a one-year, $2 million contract.

He can earn another $3.375 million though playing-time incentives. Sanchez finds a new gig the same day he was released by the Broncos. In Dallas, he'll be rookie Dak Prescott's clipboard holder as the No. 2 until Tony Romo (back) is ready to return. The Broncos tried to engage the Cowboys in trade talks for Sanchez, but they weren't willing to part with a pick and pay his salary.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Broncos released QB Mark Sanchez.

Acquired for a conditional seventh-rounder in March, Sanchez was soundly outplayed by second-year UDFA Trevor Siemian. Sanchez's career has been a slow-dripping downward spiral since his first snap. Sanchez is still only 29, and a class act, but he isn't good enough at football. He'll hunt for No. 2 work, but it could be a while before he finds it.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 03:59:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Broncos are still working to trade Mark Sanchez.

In the cut-day dance, leaking you are attempting to trade someone is the final step before officially releasing them. With Sanchez destined for the street, there is little chance another team will give up anything of value. Trevor Siemian will open the season as the Broncos' starter.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 01:54:00 PM

NFL Network's Jane Slater reports the Broncos have contacted the Cowboys regarding a trade of Mark Sanchez.

That's much different than the Cowboys contacting the Broncos. According to Slater, the Cowboys aren't interested in Sanchez at his current $4.5 million salary, so he'd have to take a pay cut to facilitate a deal. The Cowboys are looking for an experienced clipboard-holder for rookie Dak Prescott. Sanchez fits the profile. It's become clear Sanchez isn't long for Denver.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 07:29:00 PM

Pro Football Talk reports the Broncos are attempting to trade Mark Sanchez.

This is standard procedure before a team cuts a player who could have value on the trade market. Considering they sent a conditional pick to the Eagles to land Sanchez, the Broncos likely need to get a better pick in return to make the deal profitable. It is unlikely they will, meaning Sanchez should be cut in the near future.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 12:49:00 PM

Mark Sanchez didn't play in Saturday's preseason game.

The fact that Sanchez was glued to a clipboard for Denver's regular season dress rehearsal tells you all you need to know about his "competition" with Trevor Siemian, but it doesn't necessarily mean he will be cut. Sanchez is a known commodity to anyone who has watched NFL football since 2009. The Broncos needed to see as much of Siemian and Paxton Lynch as possible. Sanchez's release remains a distinct possibility, of course. Cutting him would save $4.5 million, and get the Broncos their seventh-round pick back.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 12:25:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the draft pick Denver traded for Mark Sanchez was a conditional pick.

That means the Broncos will not owe the Eagles anything if they decide to release Sanchez at final cuts. After losing out to Trevor Siemian for the starting job, Sanchez now appears to be competing with rookie Paxton Lynch for his roster spot. The Broncos could also save $3.5 million by releasing Sanchez.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 12:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Mike Glennon
2Mitchell Trubisky
3Mark Sanchez
4Connor Shaw
RB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
3Benny Cunningham
4Tarik Cohen
5Ka'Deem Carey
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
3RB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
FB1Mike Burton
2Freddie Stevenson
WR11Cameron Meredith
2Markus Wheaton
3Deonte Thompson
4Josh Bellamy
5Daniel Braverman
WR21Kevin White
2Kendall Wright
3Victor Cruz
4Rueben Randle
5Tanner Gentry
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Zach Miller
2Dion Sims
3Adam Shaheen
4Daniel Brown
5Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
3William Poehls
LG1Josh Sitton
2Eric Kush
3Jordan Morgan
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
3Taylor Boggs
RG1Kyle Long
2Cyril Richardson
RT1Bobby Massie
2Tom Compton
3Dieugot Joseph
4Mitchell Kirsch
K1Connor Barth
2Andy Phillips