Before Mark Sanchez's first snap as a Redskin, Jay Gruden probably would've signed up for any play — even if it was a seven-yard loss with a holding penalty tossed on top — that didn't end in a turnover as an acceptable outcome.
Instead, of course, they got something much better: Adrian Peterson slicing through the Eagles defensive line then pulling away for a majestic 90-yard touchdown.
As it turns out, Sanchez was just as blown away by the sequence as you were. While talking to the media in his first formal press conference on Wednesday, the QB broke down his reaction (and also took a hint of credit for it all, too).
"Pretty good handoff, huh?" he joked. "That was crazy. That's unbelievable."
After the exchange, Sanchez originally thought Peterson was getting only getting free for a solid gain. Then he realized No. 26 wasn't stopping until the end zone.
"I saw him make the cutback and I was like, 'Oh, OK AP, get loose — oh my god!" Sanchez said. "I'm looking around for flags like, 'Holy crap, this is awesome.' I'm glad I wasn't mic'd up."
Holy crap, this is awesome is an accurate way of summing up Peterson's entire first season with the Redskins.
MORE REDSKINS NEWS:
- Limited options: 2019 Draft isn't loaded with QBs
- Another new backup: Redskins sign Josh Johnson
- Not just under center: Washington's guard injuries are nuts, too