Report Mark Sanchez walking away from NFL for ESPN college football analyst job

Report  Mark Sanchez walking away from NFL for ESPN college football analyst job


Report Mark Sanchez walking away from NFL for ESPN college football analyst job Mark Sanchez, the former New York Jets quarterback who was involved in one of the greatest bloopers in NFL history, is stepping away from his playing career and joining ESPNs college football studio show, . Its a role that fits Sanchez well. Hes personable and will be an asset to their coverage. And Sanchez did give us plenty of memorable moments over his eight NFL seasons, though not all of them good. Sanchez was thrown into a cauldron, as the fifth overall pick of the 2009 NFL draft out of USC. He was expected to be the teams first true star quarterback since Joe Namath, or at least Ken OBrien. The team had success with Sanchez early on. Buoyed by a strong defense, the Jets made the AFC championship game in each of Sanchezs first two seasons. But he never got over his turnover problems. In four Jets seasons he threw 68 touchdowns and 69 interceptions. And yes, there was the Butt Fumble. In a 2012 Thanksgiving game against the Patriots, Sanchez tried to run after there was a miscommunication on the handoff and he had nobody to give the ball to. He ended up running right into the backside of guard Brandon Moore. Sanchez fumbled, the Patriots recovered and ran it back for a touchdown. Its a folly that will be replayed forever. Sanchez spent two seasons in Philadelphia, one in Dallas and after being out of football in 2017 he resurfaced with the Washington Redskins last season after they had massive injuries at quarterback. Sanchez played two games for Washington, starting one. He threw three interceptions with no touchdowns. According to the Post, Sanchez will join Kevin Negandhi and Jon Vilma on ESPNs lead college football studio show. A spot was open when Mack Brown left to coach North Carolina. It was clear that Sanchezs NFL playing opportunities had probably dried up anyway. But he should have a long, great career as an analyst. – – – – – – – is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at  or follow him on Twitter!  See Full Schedule

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