Mark Sanchez Retires, Joining ABC/ESPN as Analyst

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Veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez is retiring from the NFL and will join ESPN and ABC as a college football analyst.

Sanchez, who played in two games last season for the Washington Redskins, is expected to replace new North Carolina head football coach Mack Brown in ABC’s lead college football studio alongside Kevin Negandhi and Jon Vilma, according to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand.

Sanchez, 32, went unsigned this offseason, and has been a backup for the past several years after being the franchise quarterback with the New York Jets over the first few years of his career.

Sanchez spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears and Redskins following his stint with the Jets, who selected him with the 5th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Sanchez had his best years with the Jets, where he led them to two AFC Championship games and compiled a 33-29 in 62 starts.