Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik (left) watches quarterback Mark Sanchez before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John O
It’s never to early to look ahead, and this off-season could be an interesting one. Especially when you talk about Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets. We have a lot of work to do before this comes up, but it may be one to remember.
No surprise, but John Idzik is non-committal as far as talking about Mark Sanchez and next year:
We’re not looking forward to 2014. We’re looking squarely at 2013 and unequivocally, Mark is a very important part of this team, this year, this week in prepping for Buffalo. He’s always been an important part of what we’re doing and he’ll continue to be so.
This should come as no surprise, as John never commits to anything beyond the next game.
Mark feels he has a future here:
Absolutely, I’m a Jet, I’ve been a Jet from day one and I don’t plan on doing anything else. I’m focused on this rehab, getting ready to play.
Sanchez is saying the right things about Idzik being non-committal regarding next year:
I don’t know if he was non-committal. He’s taking things one week at a time and that’s what you want to do. That’s where all your focus is because the big picture issues become major issues when the season’s over or when you need to handle them. Right now, we’re all preparing for Buffalo. That’s the most important thing on our plate. Since I can’t play (against) Buffalo, I’m going to do everything I can to help this team, and that’s getting an extra roster spot, and I’m going to help Geno, try to pick him up and get him ready to play.
Despite John’s words, we all know that they don’t want Mark around next year. That much is obvious. I think if you replaced Bob and Marty with Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles in the booth, even THEY would be aware that Sanchez is spending his final days with the Jets, if the organization has its way.
Mark Sanchez has to know this. If he really feels that he has a future here, it could be an explosive off-season. Unless he is outright released, but if not, and they try to trade him, you finally might see Mark’s true feelings on the situation.
It could be fun, it certainly would be keeping with our team being in the news….always.