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Report: Jets will consider cutting Sanchez

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The Jets owe quarterback Mark Sanchez $8.25 million in 2013, whether he’s on the team or not.

Suddenly, “or not” is becoming a viable option.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that, with the selection of quarterback Geno Smith, the Jets will now consider releasing Sanchez.

It makes sense.  Apart from the fact that half of the six quarterbacks on the roster eventually will have to go, the Jets need to pick a lane and stay in it.  If Sanchez starts, Smith will always be looming.  If Smith starts, Sanchez’s ability to adjust to being a backup will always be scrutinized.

The decision to pick Smith could mean that it’s time for the Jets to grab the Sanchez Band-Aid and rip it off.  In one fast, painful motion.

Doing so would trigger a significant cap charge.  Even with a post-June 1 designation, Sanchez would count for $12.353 million ($12.853 million if he gets his workout bonus) and $4.8 million in 2014.

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77 Responses to “Report: Jets will consider cutting Sanchez”
  1. themagicman1223 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:50 PM

    Cut him, while you’re at it get rid of Tebow too.

  2. nesuperfan says: Apr 26, 2013 7:51 PM

    I think Geno should sit for a couple of years behind Sanchez so he can “learn”. LOL.

  3. trapshoot says: Apr 26, 2013 7:52 PM

    The Jets are the gang that can’t shoot straight.

  4. newjerseygiants says: Apr 26, 2013 7:53 PM

    I highly doubt it, but with the Jets, anything is possible. He’ll probably go to Buffalo and become a Hall Of Famer. LMAO!

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:53 PM

    u see the pic above, thats how sanchez throws the ball, with his eyes closed, lol

  6. doclolly says: Apr 26, 2013 7:53 PM

    According to Jet’s Beat writer Rich Cimini

    ” Jets can’t cut Sanchez, $17M hit. If cut with 6/1 designation, hed count $12.4M on ’13 cap, $4.8M next yr. Currently, $12.9M”

    So why would they cut Sanchez they would only save 500K this season.

    They’ll send sanchez out there to drown with rex and teach Geno how not to play the QB position and then start over in 2014

  7. Patriot42 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:54 PM

    They should just cut the franchise while they are at it.

  8. steelcity412 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:54 PM

    Sanchez is a bum

  9. noodlecbs says: Apr 26, 2013 7:54 PM

    At least he can fall back on his modeling career.

  10. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:54 PM

    Christian Ponder is getting a glimpse of his future.

  11. erckle31 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:54 PM

    CUT HIM. Add some more fuel to the fire. I’m loving this!

  12. berniemadoffsides says: Apr 26, 2013 7:55 PM

    Pretty easy decision, in my opinion. Guy just can’t get it done.

  13. dontcorrectmeplz says: Apr 26, 2013 7:55 PM

    Unless there’s a more talented player at any position on their roster that they deem to be better at their position that what Mark Sanchez is at QB, i don’t see the point in cutting Sanchez at all.

  14. joetoronto says: Apr 26, 2013 7:56 PM

    Somebody has to step in and put an end to the madness, this team is completely out of control.


  15. kvvvv2391 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:57 PM

    Cut Sanchez. Trade Smith Start Tebow!

  16. my2cents27 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:57 PM

    Welcome to Philly!!

  17. moeman79 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:57 PM

    Seeing how he is one of the worst QB’s in the NFL and they would be better off with a gas station tuna sandwich….yhea cut him

  18. doe22us says: Apr 26, 2013 7:58 PM

    nesuperfan says:
    Apr 26, 2013 7:51 PM
    I think Geno should sit for a couple of years behind Sanchez so he can “learn”. LOL.

    One of the best comments ever. lol

  19. thechronicjoker says: Apr 26, 2013 7:58 PM

    The AFC East is going to be very interesting this year if two rookies start at quarterback.

  20. calebo94 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:59 PM

    Tebow baby!!!!

  21. melkipershero says: Apr 26, 2013 7:59 PM

    Cut him and Tebow. Draft a Tyler Wilson or Bray 5-6 round

  22. bradyisthebest says: Apr 26, 2013 7:59 PM

    Oh man, this team just becomes better and better every year. Even the Pats questionable secondary will have fun playing this team!!!

  23. 69finfan says: Apr 26, 2013 8:01 PM

    Before the Sanchize leaves I sure hope he spends some time with Geno and coaches him up on the Butt Fumble. He is an expert on that play.

  24. j4g3rb0mb3d says: Apr 26, 2013 8:01 PM

    The San-chise, lol

  25. coltzfan166 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:02 PM

    Just cut him. They can have Geno’s whole four year salary for what they would save by cutting Sanchez.

  26. majormeatcurtains says: Apr 26, 2013 8:03 PM

    Haha. Rex better start tattooing on his belly. More room there. What a dumpster fire.

  27. newjerseygiants says: Apr 26, 2013 8:03 PM

    NY Jets trade Mark Sanchez to the Montreal Alouettes for a bottle of maple syrup.

  28. billsfaninmiami says: Apr 26, 2013 8:04 PM

    Watch, they take Matt Barkley next…

  29. j0esixpack says: Apr 26, 2013 8:06 PM

    “Sanchez will be the starting QB as long as I am head coach.”
    -Rex Ryan

    Your move Rex.

  30. Spencer says: Apr 26, 2013 8:07 PM

    Obviously they’re not going to be held hostage by his contract anymore. Finish it and let it be done.

  31. NotoriousKDV says: Apr 26, 2013 8:08 PM

    Someone has to start at QB and Geno isn’t ready, especially not with the lack of weapons the Jets have. Personally, I think Tebow should start, because as crazy as it may sound, I think he would actually win the most games for Rex out of all the QB’s they have.

    Rex needs to win games this year. I don’t think he can even use the excuse of a rookie QB to save his job if he has a bad year again. I may be wrong about that but I doubt it.

    But the reality is, Tebow won’t be there much longer so it really comes down to Geno and Sanchez. Even as bad as Sanchez was last year, he’s still a better option than Geno at this point. So I don’t think this talk about cutting Sanchez is going to go anywhere. Geno will probably become the starter at some point during the season but right now, again especially with the lack of weapons they have, he’s just not ready. Let Sanchez take the pounding for half the season then put Geno in.

  32. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 26, 2013 8:09 PM

    Sanchez is going to be the gift that keeps on giving.

  33. fissels says: Apr 26, 2013 8:10 PM

    May as well cut him. He’s been given lots of chances.

  34. daboltfan says: Apr 26, 2013 8:13 PM

    Schefter is a horrible reporter. Yea I’m sure that the Jets will at least once consider cutting Sanchez. He says a statement that almost garuntees that he will be right, without ever having any personal knowledge if it actually happens.

  35. stoutfiles says: Apr 26, 2013 8:13 PM

    But who will teach Geno the art of the butt fumble?

  36. beerbudsnbevo says: Apr 26, 2013 8:15 PM

    trapshoot says:
    Apr 26, 2013 7:52 PM
    The Jets are the gang that can’t shoot straight.


    Sorry, that title has been claimed by the Cowboys

  37. Wisconsin77 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:17 PM

    Butt fumble!

  38. raidermike says: Apr 26, 2013 8:17 PM

    The J-E-T-S are the new Raiders !!!! LOL !!!!!

    Geno will be gone is three years and the futility will continue.

  39. green41563 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:18 PM

    The media reaction to the Geno Smith pick really lays bare its ridiculous, agenda-driven coverage of the Jets.

    Let’s be honest: had the Browns, Cardinals, or Bills taken Geno Smith at six, seven, or eight, they’d have received less criticism than the Jets are getting for taking him at 39. And ironically, that’s the case even though websites like this one have spent the last year deriding Sanchez and Tebow as incompetent.

    Bottom line: sports-media outlets like PFT are absolutely married to the Jets-as-circus narrative because it allows them to be lazy; to do no actual reporting; and simply to post one sensationalist Jets-related article after another.

  40. northshorejag says: Apr 26, 2013 8:18 PM

    They play like Jets
    They draft like Jets

  41. northshorejag says: Apr 26, 2013 8:19 PM

    All of this because they picked up the phone and called Peyton Manning last year

  42. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:21 PM

    Sanchez must be punching holes in his walls and throwing chairs through his windows in an epic meltdown. Expect to see him arrested for DUI this weekend


  43. mancave001 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:23 PM

    I live this excrement show!

  44. bartlettruss says: Apr 26, 2013 8:24 PM

    When is everyone going to quit giving unwarranted attention to these clowns?

  45. gbfanforever says: Apr 26, 2013 8:27 PM

    Lest we forget the jets traded way up in the draft for dirty.

  46. Canyonero says: Apr 26, 2013 8:37 PM

    The Jets have decided to just be a reality show. If they win football games along the way, great.

  47. wnstonchill says: Apr 26, 2013 8:39 PM

    No Way! The Jet’s aren’t capable of making a good decision such as cutting Sanchez!! I know that to be true because their biggest liability is still the head coach!!! 😉

  48. nfloracle says: Apr 26, 2013 8:42 PM

    A lot of clowns commenting seem to forget that Sanchez with a decent supporting cast has already proven he can win playoff games.

    It’s neither far nor smart to judge Sanchez on last season because last year was a clusterflock that the Good Lord Himself would have trouble straightening out.

    If Jeff Garcia did his job right this off-season, Sanchez this season will be much tougher mentally with the self-confidence he needs to be a solid NFL quarterback.

    Give the kid a chance. With so many Jet heads on the chopping block, I think the circus is over and this years’ team will get serious and surprise a lot of PFL commenting windbags who don’t have a clue.

    And I’m not even a Jets fan. Just an observer who has at least ten brain cells still working.

  49. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:43 PM

    So the hell gave him THAT contract? Even when he took them to the afc champ game he was not worth that much.

  50. roymunson1 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:45 PM

    Best way to fix this. Cut smith now.

  51. jaredo10 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:46 PM

    Whoever said welcome to philly.. shhhh god forebid

  52. ampats says: Apr 26, 2013 8:48 PM

    Merry Xmas AFCE fans,

    I posted today that I hope the Jets take Geno Smith. Watch the Pinstripe Bowl, with T Austin and S Bailey this team won 4 games. Good thing Geno didn’t take his toys and go home like he threatened this AM so his family could get those pictures with Jets hats.

    I actually told my nephew who is a HUGE Jets fan I feel sorry for him and fellow posters like nyjallfinday etc.

    Maybe based on the draft the Jets will get rid of Idzik along with Rex and start all over ??

    Would love to hear what Namath has to say now !

  53. ampats says: Apr 26, 2013 8:50 PM

    Watch his walk to the podium after being selected,who would want him to lead their team ????

  54. ososrule says: Apr 26, 2013 8:53 PM

    I say keep Sanchez, He’s not that bad. I blame Retard Rex for Sanchez looking like a failure!

  55. sportsnut101 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:56 PM

    Jets are a mess. U need weapons offense was the worst. No rb no wr no te. What else sanchez suppose to do Then he had tebow sideshow

    Why is tebow there still. Either start him or release him

  56. fordmandalay says: Apr 26, 2013 8:58 PM

    There’s no upside to cutting him outright, they don’t gain anything cap-wise. Start McElroy, he may do well. Have Geno learning the NFL game, maybe ready to go in halfway through the season, and Dirty there in case one or both get hurt.

  57. pinion8ted says: Apr 26, 2013 9:02 PM

    newdolphinslogo says:
    Apr 26, 2013 8:05 PM
    Jets should cut the best parts of their 6 QBs and stitch together FrankenQB
    None of the six HAVE any “best parts”

  58. jimw42 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:08 PM

    can’t cut sanchez, espn won’t have anymore butt fumble clips

  59. marcuswelby1 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:15 PM

    And while their at it, they might as well trade Revis…oh wait a minute…

  60. abninf says: Apr 26, 2013 9:20 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:

    Sanchez must be punching holes in his walls and throwing chairs through his windows in an epic meltdown.

    Then he checks his bank account to calm down.

  61. spedman24 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:20 PM

    So long Mark. Great pick w/Geno….basically RG3 but healthy

  62. nyjallfingday says: Apr 26, 2013 9:25 PM


    Don’t feel bad for me old buddy, it’s only gonna be sweeter when they finally do win the big one.

  63. lrjets says: Apr 26, 2013 9:26 PM

    coltzfan166 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:02 PM

    Just cut him. They can have Geno’s whole four year salary for what they would save by cutting Sanchez.

    In the spirit of trying to help the mentally challenged. Cutting Sanchez will not cut his salary.
    It will only ADD $4mm more to the cap.
    Good try though.

  64. silverandblack052099 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:27 PM

    No way they cut him. He will even go into the season as the starter and when things fall apart they have a reason to cut both he and Rex Ryan.

  65. z561 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:32 PM

    Let Smith sit behind Tebow and learn how to WIN. Tim’s leadership and work ethic will inspire Geno and make him believe.

  66. hammertoe11 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:55 PM

    “As The Jets Turn.”

  67. blutbaddenbill says: Apr 26, 2013 10:02 PM

    pretty good his 1st two years.sanchez is bad,but the jets offense has been pathetic in all of the offensive players other than maybe holmes! why not give him some decent talent and see what he does this year since he is gonna get his money either way?

  68. ampats says: Apr 26, 2013 10:18 PM


    whats another 45 years ? Maybe your grandkids will get to see the Jets win the SB ??

  69. 13arod says: Apr 26, 2013 10:19 PM

    i guess then they will keep tebow as the backup then i still think tebow is one of the best quarterbacks in the legue

  70. ampats says: Apr 26, 2013 10:21 PM

    Rewind to 2009,

    Remember Sanchise ??


  71. hendeeze says: Apr 26, 2013 11:06 PM

    Apart from the fact that half of the six quarterbacks on the roster eventually will have to go

    6 QB’s? I count 5 and 1 preachy Fullback

  72. livinginacountryfullofsheep says: Apr 27, 2013 12:05 AM

    The anti-Jet sheep of PFT. They haven’t predisposed you in anyway to hate…oh wait. Lambs being led to the slaughter…my bad.

    Just a joke. The Jets may suck this year, and Sanchez does suck, but you all suck even more for following the PFT lead and posting on these stories, pathetic. You hate the Jets cause they told you to. Pathetic. Grow a set and your own opinion, and not what they feed you.

    Your welcome.

  73. mazblast says: Apr 27, 2013 1:04 AM

    Is it remotely possible for PFT to spend time on who is picked, as opposed to who might get cut by one of the league’s most consistently mediocre and over-covered teams?

  74. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Apr 27, 2013 11:54 AM

    Tannenbaum, ohhhh Tannenbaum, …… (whatever the rest of that song says …………………….)

  75. dmartin17 says: Apr 27, 2013 11:55 AM

    The Jets currently have 3 QBs that wouldn’t start for 20 other teams…

  76. pisano says: Apr 28, 2013 12:01 PM

    The Jets won’t cut Sanchez because of the cap, but he’ll sit out the season as the No. 2 or No. 3 QB, and then it’s adios amigo!

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