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.