There was a lot of talk about the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback situation last year and whether or not Dak Prescott should remain a starter when Tony Romo gets healthy and ready to play. But, they also had a third quarterback on their roster who nobody really talked about much as he served just as an insurance policy for the two top guys at the position.
His name is Mark Sanchez and he is on the move. After spending a season as the Cowboys’ third-string signal caller, he is off to Chicago as he signed a deal with the Chicago Bears. The deal is worth 1 million in guarantees and additional two million in incentives. The Bears just inked Mike Glennon to a big-money deal, and Mark Sanchez is there to be his backup.
He did have some good years in the NFL as the member of the New York Jets, but it was really that Jet defense that made that team good. Without a doubt, Sanchez is an experienced NFL player who played in 77 games, so he is definitely a better option at the backup quarterback position that Connor Shaw who is now moving down on the QB depth chart because of this signing.
What this means for the Bears is that they likely won’t use a draft pick on the Quarterback in the upcoming draft. They might take one with one of their late-round picks, but they won’t be aggressive in their search for the signal caller as they have done the work in Free Agency singing both starting and backup QB.