While the reasonable answer for the Jets quarterback situation might be more like select all-delete, coach Rex Ryan said Thursday all Mark Sanchez needs is a reboot.
Ryan said the additions of new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach David Lee give the guy he’s realistically tied to for contractual reasons a fresh start, and Sanchez seeking out Jeff Garcia proves he’s taking it seriously.
“I believe Mark needs to erase his hard drive,” Ryan said, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger. “I think it’s new, he’s gotta be excited about it and the fact that he’s reaching out to Jeff Garcia to get an idea about it tells you how much he wants to [succeed].
“Will there be competition? John [Izdik, the new general manager] mentioned, there will be competition at every spot and he’s trying to get a head start.”
As poorly as Sanchez played last year, there aren’t an avalanche of better options in free agency that would fit under the salary cap, and the draft doesn’t offer the chance at a franchise passer.
So they might be better off trying to polish Sanchez up with some coaching, at least until a time when it won’t cost as much to buy a new model.