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

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

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

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith was taken to the hospital after being carted off the field with a leg injury against the Giants on Sunday. The Redskins have settled on the 32-year-old to step in to back up Colt McCoy, who is taking the starting job after Alex Smith's brutal broken tibia and fibula, according to ESPN.

Sanchez does have several ties to Washington from his five years with the New York Jets. Sanchez never panned out. He has started 72 regular-season games and six more in the postseason. He posted a passer rating of 71.7.

Since then, he's made just 10 starts, all for Philadelphia in 2014-15.

Smith has an excellent chance to recover in time for the 2019 season.

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In four years with the New York Jets, who drafted him in 2009, Sanchez threw for a 56.7 completion percentage and 73.9 quarterback rating with 86 touchdowns and 86 interceptions.

Colin Kaepernick is still interested in a return to the National Football League, according to a source. 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.

The insane play originally happened on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) back in 2012.

The Sanchez signing will come at nearly the exact six-year anniversary of the Butt Fumble Game, which took place on the night of Thanksgiving in 2012.

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