Mark Sanchez is officially a Chicago Bear! The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback has signed a deal to play for the Chicago Bears today. He has previously played for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles,

The art of the deal

The news was initially reported by NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport via Twitter. Several other outlets also picked up the story. Several reporters offered speculation on what they expected to happen between the NFL team and the quarterback. ESPN confirmed the deal on their official website earlier this evening. They were able to give more details on the deal.

The popular sports network reported that Sanchez had signed a one-year contract with the Bears. He will be playing behind Mike Glennon. Other details, including finances, were not revealed. It is not known when (or if) these details will be released to the public. The team previously re-upped Conner Shaw during the off-season. Shaw missed the entire 2016 due to a broken leg.

Sanchez's NFL history

Sanchez has had a absorbing history of the NFL. His career began in 2009 when he signed on to be a starting quarterback for the New York Jets. He took them to back-to-back AFC championships in his first two years. During his four seasons with the team, he also scored 68 touchdowns and completed 69 interceptions.

He left the team in 2013. This is the same year that he was sidelined due to a shoulder injury.

In 2014, he went on to play with the Philadelphia Eagles. During his time with the team, he played in ten games, scoring eighteen touchdowns and completing fifteen interceptions. At this point, he was no longer a starter, but instead playing in a reserve role.

He left the team in 2015. He was traded to the Denver Broncos during last year's offseason. However, his time with the Broncos was short-lived. He was let go by the team before the season began but went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys in 2016. He spent a better time of the season as Dak Prescott's backup but did play in two games, where he completed two interceptions.