Mark Sanchez pretends to forget about the Butt Fumble during humorous exchange with reporter

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Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Sanchez remembers plenty about his early NFL career. He remembers getting drafted No. 5 overall and he remembers taking the New York Jets to the AFC championship game two straight seasons. But when asked about an infamous fumble, Sanchez apparently draws a blank.

At least, that’s how the 32-year-old quarterback played it off Wednesday. While meeting with the media, Sanchez was asked about the Butt Fumble. Suddenly, his memory failed him.

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Sanchez initially pretended he didn’t know what play the reporter was talking about. Then, he proceeded to tease the reporter about the question, making it clear that he was kidding.

After that exchange, Sanchez answers the question by saying, “Who cares? It was one play. And you just move on.” He takes one more shot at the reporter, calling them a “doomsdayer” while smiling.

Sanchez handled the question pretty well. He made it clear he was joking throughout his answer, but also gave a legitimate response. He also set a tone for how he will handle the Butt Fumble moving forward. You can ask a question about it, but be prepared to take a ribbing from Sanchez before you get an answer.

There should be plenty of opportunities for Sanchez to make new football memories over the next few weeks. With Alex Smith and Colt McCoy injured, Sanchez is expected to start for Washington during the final four games of the regular season.

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Mark Sanchez had fun with a question about the Butt Fumble. (AP)
Mark Sanchez had fun with a question about the Butt Fumble. (AP)

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