If the Jets were loyal to players that have performed well in the past, they would realize that they shouldn’t put him on short-term IR either. Remember again with Chad, how they released him, so he could sign anywhere, including within the division? It, in turn, bit the Jets in the behind, as Chad led the Dolphins to the playoffs.
Same type of thing with Mark here. If they put him on regular IR, he could take his time with his rehabilitation, and come back at full strength, ready to go for any team that wants his services. Clearly, the Jets don’t want him around anymore. Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles understand this. Why not allow Mark to prepare for the next part of his career? If they cared about what he did in the past, they would put him on IR for the rest of the season, for his own good.
Instead, they are going to give him the chance to still rush back, which, in fact, is not in Mark’s best interest. Mark can now overwork, which could potentially ruin the rest of his career.
John Idzik should realize that this is not what the Jets need either. Surely, the thought is that if Mark Sanchez is around and healthy, it will push Geno Smith to work hard, play better, and keep Mark Sanchez off of the field.
Sorry John, gonna have to bring out that Price is Right sound when the contestant loses the game on that one. It’s a bad idea John.
The whole aura of having Mark Sanchez around is going to hinder Geno’s development. As opposed to Mark, who needed a “push”, the rookie quarterback needs exactly the opposite. He needs to feel that this is his team, and that can’t be taken away from him. If Mark is around, the questions will always remain. He will be questioned about the “competition”, he will be asked about how is play is going to keep the job, …etc. This will work AGAINST Geno, not in his favor.
Besides, doesn’t Idzik realize that he only gets to use one spot for the short-term IR? What happens now, if a starter sustains an injury that deserves the short-term spot? We lose them for the year, that’s what. John has to realize that, and prioritize the roster spot. Come on now.
Once again, Mark Sanchez’s career is handled dead wrong. At least he will likely get the opportunity to continue that career outside of New York.