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Report: Chicago Bears Adding Mark Sanchez

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Earlier, Lester told you that Mark Sanchez was visiting the Bears. Well, that visit appears to have led somewhere, as Ian Rapoport is reporting that Sanchez will sign with the Bears.

The addition of Sanchez adds experience, as he has 72 career starts (compared to Mike Glennon’s 18), and he adds more recent experience, as well. In 2016 he attempted 7 more passes than Glennon (for 18 total).

Obviously, Sanchez is unlikely to be given a starting role on the team, and it is even unlikely that he will compete for the job. However, Sanchez does have practice serving as a veteran presence in the quarterback room. It is possible that Sanchez will see his primary responsibilities to be those of a mentor or coach to any younger quarterbacks on the roster.

Of course, it is also possible he will serve the Bears on the gridiron itself. While his career stats (73.9 passer rating, 4.91 ANY/A) are not world-beating, Sanchez adds depth to a team that knows all about the injury bug.