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Jets have been in contact with Sanchez, but his future is unclear

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The Jets’ decision to spend a second-round draft pick on quarterback Geno Smith did not come as a surprise to incumbent starter Mark Sanchez, as the team was in contact with him today to let him know that was a possibility.

But that doesn’t mean Sanchez knows what his future is — or whether he has a future — with the Jets.

Nick Sanchez, Mark’s brother who serves as his agent, told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN that the Jets were talking to Sanchez all day because they wanted him to know that another quarterback could be coming. But what the Jets haven’t told Sanchez is whether they want him to take a pay cut, whether they will try to trade him, or whether they might cut him despite still owing him $8.5 million guaranteed this season.

When Paolantonio asked Nick Sanchez if his brother/client wants to stay with the Jets, Nick answered, “I haven’t asked him that question yet. He will comment at a later time.”

Jets coach Rex Ryan has said that Mark Sanchez will take the first snap of the Jets’ first practice, and that anything after that will be a matter of competition at the position. But now it’s fair to wonder if Sanchez will even be there to take that first snap.

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45 Responses to “Jets have been in contact with Sanchez, but his future is unclear”
  1. onebucplace says: Apr 26, 2013 10:37 PM

    I think you mean that Sanchez tried to call to find out what was happening but the team didn’t accept the charges.

  2. robertocfg says: Apr 26, 2013 10:38 PM

    That is, of course, if Geno Smith doesn’t suddenly realize that he’s gonna play for the Jets and ask for his release, request a trade or just pack it up and retire.

  3. beerbudsnbevo says: Apr 26, 2013 10:40 PM

    Oh I’m sure it’s very clear…

    Two words Sanchez

    Bus Ticket

  4. msclemons67 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:41 PM

    The future is clear…

    In 20 years a semi-coherent Sanchez will guest star on Saturday Night Live to re-enact the buttfumble.

  5. blacknole08 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:41 PM

    Nobody wants him in NY now that Geno Smith is there. I would not be surprised if he has lost all his confidence with what has happened in the last few hours. There is no way he would want to stay there now.

  6. nobby821 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:41 PM

    I hope Mark can speak Canadian….

  7. erckle31 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:41 PM

    Ineptitude at its finest.

  8. doomsdaydefensetx says: Apr 26, 2013 10:42 PM

    Oh it’s very clear I think.

  9. blackngold4life says: Apr 26, 2013 10:42 PM

    The curse of the USC QBs..he’s in trouble

  10. throw46 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:43 PM

    That explains it all……..Nick Sanchez is Marks brother and agent.
    Talk about stupid…..how can he function as an agent?

  11. nobreak1269 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:44 PM

    Sanchez will win a Superbowl with a different team.Jets win nothing with Woody as owner.

  12. tincansailor981 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:44 PM

    Cut Butt Fumble, keep He Blows and let the circus begin anew.

  13. pioniere says: Apr 26, 2013 10:45 PM

    What a circus… I love it!!

  14. mountaindont says: Apr 26, 2013 10:46 PM

    Why is the media making a big deal about Sanchez ? Maybe they missed seeing him get benched last season for playing horribly ?

  15. thesteelers says: Apr 26, 2013 10:49 PM

    Sanchez would be unable to compete in the CFL.

  16. packerbackernj says: Apr 26, 2013 10:49 PM

    Buttfumble vs fumble machine.

  17. ad2k13 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:49 PM

    Tough decisions coming up for NYJ. Whichever of their QB’s girlfriends has the prettiest feet will get the nod from Rex. Literally just a creepy nod though…not the starting job.

  18. bartlettruss says: Apr 26, 2013 10:51 PM

    Take a year off Mark. Collect your eight million. It’s worth more than the first four years of Geno’s rookie contract. That should be some comfort.

  19. 69finfan says: Apr 26, 2013 10:55 PM

    Sanchise’s future with the Jest’s is in danger, grave danger you ask. Is there any other kind?

  20. myasylum11 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:58 PM

    Sanchez to the Jaguars!

  21. spedman24 says: Apr 26, 2013 11:00 PM

    The brother is a liar. Idzick just clearly said they didn’t speak to mark or his agent/brother. There was absolutely no reason to lie about that.

  22. herkulease says: Apr 26, 2013 11:05 PM

    throw46 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:43 PM

    That explains it all……..Nick Sanchez is Marks brother and agent.
    Talk about stupid…..how can he function as an agent?
    ——————————————————-

    How can he not? His job is to keep an eye out for his client and get him the best possible deal.

    Given the way Sanchez has performed the last two season and the contract his brother got out of the Jets, I’d say his brother is doing a perfectly fine job.

  23. rocketcrab says: Apr 26, 2013 11:06 PM

    Look, I’ve never been a big Mark Sanchez fan, but for all of those people who think Geno Smith is “the guy”, I have two words for you – Akili Smith.

  24. sampsonswag01 says: Apr 26, 2013 11:15 PM

    We’ll trade you a 7th round pick for Dirty Sanchez and fix him AND heal him THEN trade him in 2 years for a conditional 3rd rounder……….BACK to the J-E-T-S or likely the Cardinals.

    Sincerely,

    #49ers

  25. pisano says: Apr 26, 2013 11:15 PM

    Get rid of Sanchez, he isn’t NFL quality, never has been, never will be.

  26. coltzfan166 says: Apr 26, 2013 11:18 PM

    Rex Grossman 2.0

  27. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 26, 2013 11:20 PM

    I can’t see them cutting him and eating all that money.
    A commenter in an earlier post mentioned that the whole mess came about due to their interest in Manning.
    Pretty accurate, I think.

  28. jrs1972 says: Apr 26, 2013 11:32 PM

    throw46 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:43 PM

    That explains it all……..Nick Sanchez is Marks brother and agent.
    Talk about stupid…..how can he function as an agent?
    ———-
    What are you talking about? That man is a genius, look at the contract he managed for what is essentially a 3rd string/practice squad qb. He’s probably the greatest agent the nfl has ever seen.

  29. cliffordc05 says: Apr 26, 2013 11:34 PM

    Why would Sanchez take a pay cut?

  30. cmdrsmooth says: Apr 26, 2013 11:49 PM

    Sanchez didn’t go to the draft cause he knew he wasn’t a first day draftee. Mr. t would have reached for players to build around Mark. Nice to see a GM stick to his board.

  31. tformation says: Apr 26, 2013 11:51 PM

    Had no idea Sanchez’s brother was his agent. That sounds like such a bad idea on so many levels. Sounds like Mark’s living in a bubble… one that just might burst with a needle called “Geno Smith.”

  32. pacopicopiedra says: Apr 26, 2013 11:54 PM

    The Jets should send Sanchez to Jacksonville…and then send Tebow to Jacksonville, too.

  33. emptybackfield says: Apr 27, 2013 12:14 AM

    Mr. Sanchez will be happy to know that the age of consent is 16 in Canada.

  34. nobreak1269 says: Apr 27, 2013 12:57 AM

    The future is still unclear for Sanchez because it is hard to see with your head up a butt.

  35. thetooloftools says: Apr 27, 2013 1:11 AM

    Sanman should just take a pay cut. End of story.
    If he does that and plays well then he will get IT back.
    Why take the chance and hold a clip board if he really can play?
    I think he still can really be productive.
    I do.

  36. bigdeuceuno says: Apr 27, 2013 1:36 AM

    Its like this mark wasn’t drafted by the new GM so he’s not the guy all the other 4 to 5yr QBs r sooooo far ahead of Sanchez its ridiculous they should try to trade him for picks in nxt yrs draft to sum team but i dont think its a team out there who would give up more than a 6rd pick for him the jets r doing rite by cleaning house cuz we knew what they was n what they would b if they kept everything the same now there’s an unknown about them and that could b a good thing this new GM for the jets has sum kahunas u have to admit

  37. all32 says: Apr 27, 2013 3:58 AM

    Pete said it four years ago “The guys not ready for the NFL” Bingo!!!

  38. mungman69 says: Apr 27, 2013 4:16 AM

    Boys Basketball 3/5 – 6 p.m.
    Lawrence @
    Northern Burlington

    I think that Mark will end up in Philly as a back up this year and starter next year. He’s done in New York City.

  39. pastabelly says: Apr 27, 2013 5:11 AM

    But Rex’s tattoo still has Sanchez on it. They HAVE to keep him around. Clowns.

  40. patriottony says: Apr 27, 2013 5:51 AM

    This kid “SMITH” has quitter written all over him… another vince young,,immature, spoiled and self centered. That is not lost on opposing teams…frustrate him in the first qtr and he will quit. This JETS team is a serious clown convention starting with the coach….Buttfumble? Toe sucking wife swapper?

  41. bmacwillconn says: Apr 27, 2013 6:10 AM

    The Jet’s have just had twins and both babies are ugly.

    Gino Smith is not a starting quarterback in the NFL. He may become one in time but as of right now he’s light years away.

    Why didn’t they just slog through the season with Sanchez, upgrade personnel at all positions and fix cap mess over ’13 and ’14?

    The only area the Jets consistently under promise and over deliver is their ability to create team chaos at such a high level. Truly the best at it in all of professional sports.

  42. lawyermalloy says: Apr 27, 2013 6:28 AM

    If Sanchez takes a pay cut on his guaranteed money, he’s truly an idiot!

  43. jbeagles23 says: Apr 27, 2013 8:03 AM

    SancheZ certainly couldn’t play up here in Canada. You need a rocket for an arm and be a little athletic. He’s the worst qb I’ve ever seen

  44. browns627 says: Apr 27, 2013 8:42 AM

    dear mr sanchez,
    come to cleveland, norv and chud can make you a super star just ask derek anderson

  45. virusgvr says: Apr 27, 2013 9:27 AM

    Geeee…. I wonder where Fireman Ed is in all this hoopla???

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