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Jay Gruden: ‘Nothing’ worked for Mark Sanchez, Josh Johnson starting QB

Redskins Wire logo Redskins Wire 12/9/2018 John Moreau
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Washington fans won't have to worry about a week-long quarterback controversy.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden revealed to reporters following the team's 40-16 loss to the Giants on Sunday that Josh Johnson will start against the Jaguars in Week 15.

Gruden said that "nothing" worked for Mark Sanchez, which couldn't be more accurate.

Sanchez completed just six passes for 38 yards and got sacked five times. He also lead the Redskins to just one first down.

Johnson, who entered the game facing a 40-0 deficit in the second half, played much better than Sanchez.

The 32-year-old quarterback was able to lead the offense to 11 first downs while completing 11 of 16 pass attempts for 195 yards, one touchdown, and an interception. His lone passing touchdown came on a 79-yard play to wide receiver Jamison Crowder. Johnson made plays with his legs as well by rushing for a touchdown and accumulating 45 yards on the ground.

This is a no-brainer decision for Gruden heading into Washington's Week 15 matchup with the Jaguars. With another full week of practice under his belt, Johnson should be able to play much better against the Jaguars.


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