Mark Sanchez
Mark Sanchez played in his first game in nearly three years. In this picture, Sanchez of the Washington Redskins high-fives teammate tight end Jordan Reed #86 celebrating a touchdown by running back Adrian Peterson #26 (not pictured) against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Dec. 3, 2018. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Quarterback Mark Sanchez debuted for the Washington Redskins against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night and made an instant impact.

Signed just last month as a backup to Colt McCoy, following starter Alex Smith's gruesome injury that ruled him out of the season, a lower leg injury to McCoy during a drive in the second quarter meant Sanchez would appear in his first game in nearly three years, with the Eagles leading 7-3 at the time.

And in his first play since January 2017 when he last played for the Dallas Cowboys, the 32-year-old would deftly hand the ball off to Adrian Peterson who ran 90 yards to score a touchdown, giving the Redskins a 10-7 lead.

The Eagles responded with their own touchdown to take a 14-10 lead before Sanchez completed five consecutive passes for 53 yards to move the Redskins into field goal range. Dustin Hopkins would go on the score the field goal to put the visitors just one point behind the Super Bowl champions as they trailed 14-13 going into halftime.

Sanchez's immediate impact as well as Adrian Peterson's 90-yard touchdown run, the 106th of his career which ties him with fifth-placed Jim Brown on the NFL’s all-time list, saw both the players trend on social media as fans and media reacted to a memorable second quarter.

As for Sanchez, it looks like he'll be getting a lot more game time. At the start of the third quarter, ESPN’s Lisa Salters reported that x-rays revealed McCoy had suffered a fractured right fibula and will miss the rest of the season, leaving Sanchez as their only available quarterback.

Further injury woes came Washington's way as offensive guard Tony Bergstrom left the field in the third quarter after Fletcher Cox rolled up on his ankle, with the side having already lost guard Jonathan Cooper in the first half due to an arm injury.

The Eagles would go on to win the game 28-13.