The Jets Must Find a Way to Get Rid of Mark Sanchez

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Dec 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. The Titans defeated the Jet 14-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Sanchez had one of his worst games as a pro on Monday night. He threw 4 interceptions, and nobody had to really make a great play to record those interceptions. The throws were that bad, it was almost as if he had forgotten which team was which. It was bad, and we are all assuming he has thrown his last pass for 2012, and maybe his last pass as a New York Jets quarterback. No matter what you feel, or I feel, about the reasons, it has become abundantly clear that he can no longer be the starting quarterback of the New York Jets.

The trouble is the financial end of things. Being due over $8 million in 2013 is going to make moving Mark Sanchez a difficult task. Not too many teams are going to want to take that contract on. The theory is that Mark will be here next year, and that the Jets will bring in some legit competition for him. Where have we heard that before? Well, maybe they do something this time. Maybe the front office has an epiphany, or there are changes made. It could happen, a legit competitor for Mark’s job next year. But I feel a little bit different. For all parties involved, they need to figure out SOME way to move Sanchez, no matter what it takes.

According to sources around the football team, the guys have lost faith in Mark Sanchez. So much so, that people fear that if he is the starter, that Rex Ryan will lose the locker room. That’s a problem that won’t go away, even if Mark sits for the rest of 2012 and then comes back. You could see it on Rex’s face on Monday night. There may have even been an expletive said prior to Mark’s name under the coach’s breath. He is not thrilled with Mark, and doesn’t seem to believe in him anymore. The players seem not to as well. After all of this time, nothing Mark says or does is going to change that. If he is back, the team will become divided. It might be a better situation for the long term for the team if they can get him off of the roster.

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  • disqus_na9SFUUmfa

    Great point made regarding Sanchez’s future; it’s so obvious as to how Mark was best able to succeed right now that you have to wonder if the plays they called for him (as well as using Tebow) were just to be an intentional nail in his coffin as far as his career with the Jets. It’s amazing how poorly Johnson, Tannenbaum and Ryan have been treating Jets fans; as if we have such limited knowledge of our own team that we don’t know who isn’t producing on the field, who should be traded and who should stay. I’ve got news for them, we even know who we can tolerate because we need a good enough player who can also keep us under the cap, and we certainly know when the signing of someone is just a gimmick. I will always root for my J-E-T-S, but I can do it from home or my local establishment. Until Woody treats me as an adult fan there is no reason to give him any of my money.