On WFAN: Mark Sanchez Looks Forward To Facing Giants, Reflects On Time With Jets

Carlin, Maggie & Bart
December 06, 2018 - 6:42 pm
Nov 22, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) warms up before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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NEW YORK (WFAN) – Mark Sanchez joined CMB on Thursday evening ahead of the Washington Redskins' meeting with the Giants on Sunday.

The 32-year-old quarterback was signed by Washington after Alex Smith suffered a season-ending leg injury. Sanchez inherited the starter role after Colt McCoy broke his right fibula.

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Sanchez completed 61.9 percent of passes and was intercepted once after entering Monday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Redskins lost 28-13.

"I'm just excited to be back playing, studying, watching tape -- all that kind of stuff," Sanchez said. "Getting back into a good routine with some great players, it makes it fun."

Now, Sanchez is tasked with keeping the 6-6 Redskins in the playoff hunt.

"It's not just playing well for these guys," Sanchez said. "But a bigger picture, you want to put some good stuff on tape. Who knows what happens? Whether it's here with the Redskins, which I've really enjoyed or somewhere else -- this is a chance to go out and play well, win some games for us as a team and then see what happens in the future. All that stuff will play itself out. If you play well, you put some good film on tape -- good things always happen."

Sanchez reflected on his four-year stint with the Jets.

"Everything that happened before had to happen for me to get where I'm at today -- and I love where I'm at today," Sanchez said. "So, I can't change any of those things. I can learn from them and be better for them as a player and a person. But other than that, I really don't think about stuff like that until y'all bring it up.

"Those first couple of years -- that was a heck of a run. We had so many good guys. That was great. It makes me appreciate it more, because those were my first two years. So, I just expected that. I just expected to go to playoffs, I expected that we're gonna be close to 10 wins. That doesn't happen every year."

Carlin asked if Sanchez has any regrets about his time with Gang Green.

"No, I don't think so," Sanchez said. "Like I said, it was an incredible experience. The only thing I regret is that I wish we would have won one of those AFC Championship Games -- or shoot, both of them. You win the championship games and then you go take your shot in the Super Bowl and whatever happens, happens. We were so close. It's not like we got blown out in those games. We had teams with the talent and the coaching and all that. That's why we were in that position. Unfortunately, it didn't shake out the way we wanted."

Sanchez is thrown 86 career touchdowns, while being intercepted 87 times. He is a 56.7 percent career passer.