Mark Sanchez

Professional American Football Player
Born Nov 11, 1986

Mark Travis John Sanchez is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft as the fifth overall selection by the Jets and the second quarterback taken overall. He played college football at the University of Southern California (USC). Sanchez grew up in a well-disciplined and athletic family.… Read More

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1986 Birth Born on November 11, 1986.


2004 17 Years Old In July 2004, Mark announced his commitment to the University of Southern California.
2005 18 Years Old Being named the nation's top quarterback coming out of high school, Sanchez was well regarded upon his arrival at USC. With upperclassmen Matt Leinart and John David Booty returning, Sanchez did not play during his freshman year in 2005, opting to preserve a year of eligibility. … Read More
In April 2006, Sanchez was arrested after a female USC student accused him of sexual assault. … Read More


2007 - 2008 2 More Events
Sanchez won the 2009 Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player award for his performance on offense; his 413 passing yards ranked second in the history of the Rose Bowl and fourth in Trojan history. … Read More
The following week, on January 3, 2010, Sanchez led the team into the playoffs, despite a subpar effort, completing eight of sixteen passes for sixty-three yards, en route to a 37–0 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who rested their starters as the team had already clinched the AFC North division title and a playoff berth. … Read More
2011 24 Years Old 1 More Event
The team traveled to the AFC Championship, for a second consecutive season, to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 23, 2011. … Read More
Despite questions surrounding his job security, after New York acquired Tim Tebow, the Jets agreed to a 3-year contract extension with Sanchez on March 9, 2012. … Read More
Sanchez suffered a shoulder injury on August 24, 2013 in the Jets' third game of the preseason against the New York Giants after being tackled by Marvin Austin.
After much speculation regarding his future in New York, the Jets released Sanchez on March 21, 2014, the same day the Jets signed Michael Vick, the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.
2015 28 Years Old 1 More Event
The Eagles re-signed Sanchez to a two-year, $16 million contract on March 8, 2015, but despite his play in the 2014 season, he remained the backup quarterback as Nick Foles was traded for Sam Bradford. … Read More
On March 11, 2016, Sanchez was traded to the Denver Broncos for a 2017 conditional draft pick. … Read More
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