Apocalpyse Now: Mark Sanchez Will Be A Starting QB For At Least 6 Weeks
Call him Butt Fumble or Dirty Sanchez or any other semi-clever-but-not-really-clever-at-all nickname you can think of. It doesn't matter, because the only thing in the world that truly does matter right now is that Mark Sanchez is an NFL starting quarterback again. Not for a week or two, but for the next six to eight weeks!
According to the NFL's Ian Rapoport, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is officially out for that length of time with a broken collarbone. With the Eagles at 6-2, Sanchez actually has a shot at starting in a playoff game again. It seemed as though he'd rot away for the rest of his career on benches around the nation, but the resilient former New York Jets quarterback just won't go away.
Not only is he back, but as we pointed out yesterday, he looked pretty damn good too. Check out this beauty of a touchdown throw:
Sure, there was the typical pair of interceptions for the Athlete Formerly Known As The Sanchize, but he finished with a very respectable line of 15-for-22 with 202 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-21 win over the Texans.
With offensive dynamo Chip Kelly at the helm, a very solid receiver corps, and one of the better running back groups in the league, Sanchez actually has a chance to be successful in this system.
Did I just use "Sanchez" and "successful" in the same sentence without talking about former Costa Rica president Oscar Arias Sanchez's policies that helped end the Central American crisis? Yes, I did. We live in a crazy world and this has been a crazy NFL season.
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