Connor Shaw, who spent his first two seasons with the Browns before joining the Bears past year, is the only other quarterback on the roster.
It's possible that the Bears do not have an interest in any of the top quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Sanchez would lose the quarterback battle with Denver to Trevor Siemian and was released by the Broncos. He slides in as the No. 2 behind Mike Glennon. He's started 72 games in total and had his most successful seasons with the New York Jets after being selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
There was worse Chicago Bears news this offseason, though, as star receiver Alshon Jeffery signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. I have a decent idea how that ends, and if the 49ers are not competing for a playoff spot this season, I can easily find entertainment from the Bears QB depth chart.
In that scenario, the Bears could target a second-tier quarterback in the draft such as Pittsburgh's Nate Peterman, California's Davis Webb, or Miami's Brad Kaaya.
Sanchez is the third quarterback on the Bears roster, joining Glennon and Connor Shaw, who missed the entire 2016 regular season after suffering a broken leg suffered in the team's fourth preseason game. Glennon is expected to take over the starting job after playing only 21 games in his career and compiling a 5-13 record over 18 starts.