With Mark Sánchez in the center, the Redskins Field Marshal's carousel was spun again

For all his fouls, and Redskins fans may not agree with the number they were, Kirk Cousins ​​provided stability in the quarterback position that was rarely seen in Washington. Before signing with the Vikings in March, Cousins ​​became Redskins' first quarterback to begin each game in three consecutive seasons from Joe Theismann from 1981 to 1984.

Reliable veteran Alex Smith, who had begun all but four games in his five previous seasons in Kansas City, hoped to open a new era of stability for the Redskins after being purchased in a trade, but these plans were frustrated when Smith suffered a devastating perverse injury Against Texans last month.

When Smith's replacement, Colt McCoy, broke his leg in Monday's losing to the eagles, the Redskins Field Marshal's carousel was back. Mark Sanchez, who was signed the day after Smith fell and took his first releases from 2016 replacing McCoy, will start for Washington on Sunday against the giants.

It is well known that the Browns are the measuring stick against which the speed of the quarterback carousel must be judged from each other team. Rookie Baker Mayfield is the 30th quarterback of Browns since the NFL returned to Cleveland after an absence of three years in 1999. The Bears are a distant second in the list, with 23 initial quarterbacks used during that time.

Sánchez, who has already started with the Jets and Eagles, will be the 18th Redskins quarterback since 1999, tying Washington with the Buccaneers and 49ers for 10 in most of the league in that lapse. NFL teams used an average of 15 quarterbacks since 1999. Patriots led by Tom Brady used the minimum (5), followed by Giants and Packers (6 each) and Chargers (7). The Cowboys used an NFC East with more than 20 quarterbacks that began in the last 20 years.

Can you name all redskubs since 1999? Answers below.

Redskins Starting the quarters: 1999-present (Win-Loss Record)

1999

Brad Johnson (10-6)


Brad Johnson. (Joel Richardson / The Washington Post)

2000

Brad Johnson (7-4)

Jeff George (1-4)

2001

Jeff George (0-2)

Tony Banks (8-6)

2002

Shane Matthews (3-4)

Patrick Ramsey (2-3)

Danny Wuerffel (2-2)

2003

Patrick Ramsey (4-7)

Tim Hasselbeck (1-4)

2004

Mark Brunell (3-6)

Patrick Ramsey (3-4)

2005

Mark Brunell (9-6)

Patrick Ramsey (1-0)

2006

Jason Campbell (2-5)

Mark Brunell (3-6)

2007

Jason Campbell (6-7)

Todd Collins (3-0)

2008

Jason Campbell (8-8)

2009

Jason Campbell (4-12)

2010

Donovan McNabb (5-8)

Rex Grossman (1-2)

2011

Rex Grossman (5-8)

John Beck (0-3)

2012

Robert Griffin III (9-6)

Kirk Cousins ​​(1-0)

2013

Robert Griffin III (3-10)

Kirk Cousins ​​(0-3)

2014

Robert Griffin III (2-5)

Kirk Cousins ​​(1-4)

Colt McCoy (1-3)

2015

Kirk Cousins ​​(9-7)

2016

Kirk Cousins ​​(8-7-1)

2017

Kirk Cousins ​​(7-9)

2018

Alex Smith (6-4)

Colt McCoy (0-2)

Mark Sanchez (will begin on Sunday)

(Source: Pro Football Reference, with an attendance of this 2013 Deadspin publication).

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