Published: Tue, November 20, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Former Chiefs QB Alex Smith out for season with Redskins after injury

Former Chiefs QB Alex Smith out for season with Redskins after injury

According to, the Redskins have chose to sign Mark Sanchez, who will serve as Colt McCoy's backup in Washington. Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh spent four seasons as Sanchez's QB coach in NY (2009-12).

If Alex Smith has been one thing over his fourteen-year career, he's been dependable.

The Redskins were in the market for a quarterback because Smith went down with a gruesome injury during Washington's 23-21 loss to the Texans on Sunday. From 2013 to 2017, the former No. 1 overall pick only missed four total games. Offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh was Sanchez's QB coach from 2009-12 and passing game coordinator Kevin O'Connell served as the Jets' backup for two seasons behind Sanchez.

McCoy is in line to start Thursday at the Dallas Cowboys. He has started 72 regular-season games and six more in the postseason.

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.

Before Sanchez' signing there was no one behind McCoy on the depth chart.

Smith has an excellent chance to recover in time for the 2019 season. He was the top quarterback there for four years, starting 62 games, throwing for 68 touchdowns and 69 interceptions.

The Washington Redskins have signed free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy, according to multiple reports.

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