Why Mark Sanchez Won’t Work in Washington

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Published: April 24, 2009


... to take quarterback Mark Sanchez. 

The guy he would replace, Jason Campbell, was also a trade-up first round pick back in 2005, after the Skins traded away their third and fourth round picks and their first round pick in 2006 to Denver to get him. 

And Campbell was drafted at a time when the Redskins' previous 1st round QB pick, Patrick Ramsey in 2002, was just getting a chance to play.

So, if the Skins somehow get Sanchez in this draft, that would make three quarterbacks with first round picks in eight years.  And thus far, it would appear that the first two have not worked out.  And I can tell you with pretty good confidence that Sanchez will not work out either.  Why?

Quarterbacks need a proper match with a team and stability to succeed.

If a player is drafted onto a bad team (i.e. David Carr in Houston or Joey Harrington in Detroit), there's not much chance he's going to succeed.  A play...

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