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Report: Jets will keep Sanchez into preseason

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The six-ring circus isn’t leaving New York City any time soon.

Two days after Jets G.M. John Idzik declined to declare that incumbent starter Mark Sanchez will be a member of the team in training camp, Bob Glauber of Newsday reports that Sanchez will indeed remain on the team.

Citing an unnamed league source, Glauber reports that the Jets are expected to keep Sanchez into the preseason, and to let him compete for the starting job.

The Jets have no reason to prematurely cut Sanchez, given that they’ll owe him $8.25 million whether he’s on the roster or not in 2013.  Given that the Jets will be required to pay Sanchez the full amount of the money within 30 days after cutting him, it makes sense to delay what feels like the inevitable, given the decision to use a high second-round pick on quarterback Geno Smith.

Allowing Sanchez to remain with the team means that he’ll earn a full $500,000 workout bonus.

We didn’t have to give Glauber a $500,000 workout bonus for joining us on Friday’s PFT Live, even though he did plenty of sweating as cabs and bikes and garbage trucks swerved by the set in (yes, in) Sixth Avenue.  Here he is talking about the potential consequences of what, at the time, was only a possibility that the Jets would draft Geno Smith.

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42 Responses to “Report: Jets will keep Sanchez into preseason”
  1. juffy8 says: Apr 28, 2013 5:49 PM

    Really hope the Jets can actually groom Geno Smith into an above average quarterback at least.

  2. captainwisdom8888 says: Apr 28, 2013 5:52 PM

    I’ve long considered Sanchez a pathetic excuse for an NFL quarterback, but now I’m beginning to simply feel bad for the guy. Unless he finds a way to prove everybody wrong in a very big way, he will be remembered most for a “butt-fumble.”

    Now that’s a sad story.

  3. scoops1 says: Apr 28, 2013 5:53 PM

    …and ESPN will be bringing you up-to-the minute coverage on when Sanchez has his 1st meltdown in training camp

  4. dawgpound3 says: Apr 28, 2013 5:59 PM

    And that my friend is why the Jets suck year in and year out.

  5. sampsonswag01 says: Apr 28, 2013 6:03 PM

    This is gonna be fun to watch!

  6. juanweiner says: Apr 28, 2013 6:05 PM

    Dont the Cowboys need a back up QB for Romo, why dont they trade something, say a washing machine and a case if Budweiser to the Jets for Sanchez?

    Or are the Jets just keeping him around like some tv shows keep cast members around to create drama that increases ratings.

  7. xpensivewinos says: Apr 28, 2013 6:06 PM

    I would like to see Sanchez in an environment that doesn’t include Rex Ryan.

    If Sanchez had a real head coach, a real offensive coordinator and a real quarterback coach to work with, then we would know whether or not he can play.

    Judging his career to this point playing under the ridiculous circumstances he has, is not a fair or true barometer.

  8. dmgkm says: Apr 28, 2013 6:08 PM

    And that my friend is why the Jets suck year in and year out.
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    thanks for the info. dickface

  9. jjb0811 says: Apr 28, 2013 6:23 PM

    The GM goes out and picks an above average QB, hangs onto Tebow, and let Sanchez dangle in the wind. Sorry but winning franchises don’t function in this manner.

    Typically right after the draft everyone has high hopes for their team. Well the only thing to get excited about in Jets land is drafting in the top 5 next year.

  10. tvjules says: Apr 28, 2013 6:23 PM

    There is no better mentor for Geno of the butt fumble.

  11. tedmurph says: Apr 28, 2013 6:26 PM

    That doesn’t give him much chance to hook up with another team. The jets don’t technically owe him that and he’s gonna get his guaranteed money(the Jets are the ones that signed him, not Sanchez fault), but why not an amicable divorce. Maybe a fresh start would give the kid a chance. The jets, between the Revis trade, new GM, prob new HC and drafting of Smith are obviuosly starting over. Do themselves and Sanchez a favor and cut ties, save the drama. Only the NY papers would be worse for wear. Put this circus out of it’s misery.

  12. thefiesty1 says: Apr 28, 2013 6:32 PM

    That would be a typical move by the CowBabies. Poor Orton just lost his job.

  13. skoobyfl says: Apr 28, 2013 6:38 PM

    They’re wiring War room cameras up now for training camp.

  14. jayquintana says: Apr 28, 2013 6:45 PM

    Honestly, if the Jets finish about .500 this year, Rex should be considered for coach of the year.

  15. clarencewhorley says: Apr 28, 2013 6:50 PM

    There was a time when Drew Brees was a bust, the Chargers drafted Philip Rivers and Brees rose to the occasion. Sanchez should look at this as a challenge and rise if he can. He is auditioning for a new nob, it can be as a backup or a starter. His choice

  16. dukepatrol says: Apr 28, 2013 6:57 PM

    You can’t be a quarterback who gets your team to the finals 2 years n a row , then totally fall apart unless there is some serious s..t going on behind the scenes.. The Jets last year gave him no one to throw to or some one to block for him. No support all chaos,what did we expect? Sanchez however was incredibly cardboard and not focused. A pathetic,sad story

  17. dlk47823 says: Apr 28, 2013 7:12 PM

    Idzik really showed allot with this draft. It would have been easy to avoid drafting a qb, but when the best one fell in his lap, he stuck to his guns and took the best available player.
    He also showed THAT HE DOESN’T CARE WHAT THE MEDIA THINKS.
    He’s going to build a team and if he hurts a few fans or players feelings HE DOESN’T CARE. It’s a business and he’s going to run it the right way.
    I feel bad for Sanchez, but it does the jets no good(it actually costs them more) to release him now.
    He’ll get a shot in NY or somewhere else. He’s made more money by 25 than most make in a lifetime. He’ll survive.

  18. newjerseygiants says: Apr 28, 2013 7:14 PM

    I doubt it. Another poorly informed team with a garbage QB probably thinks he’s the next Joe Montana and will suck up half or more of his salary and he’ll be gone from Jetville.

  19. abel660 says: Apr 28, 2013 7:20 PM

    After the jets cuts him i hope the pats pick him up for close to nothing and he exceeds under a great first class organization that can actually develop a qb

  20. marcuswelby1 says: Apr 28, 2013 7:26 PM

    Look no further than the pathetic excuse for a head coach, for the less than stellar play of his pride and joy.
    The sooner Sancheze is let go the better off he will be. But the real problem is the HC…he may know defense, but is a poor excuse for a head coach.

  21. cannonballdookie says: Apr 28, 2013 7:28 PM

    I think Idzik is doing a good job thus far but if the ownership gives him the approval, they have to just cut Sanchez and eat the money. Tebow should have been gone a day after the season ended, but that’s a discussion for a whole different day.

    They should have a QB around who can help out Geno Smith, someone like Garrard who’s career isn’t resting in the balance of a good season. It won’t be fair to Sanchez or Geno for him to stay around any longer.

  22. clevername1 says: Apr 28, 2013 7:42 PM

    My bad. Cheers to dawgpound.

  23. rhamrhoddy says: Apr 28, 2013 7:47 PM

    Or are the Jets just keeping him around like some tv shows keep cast members around to create drama that increases ratings.

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    Or maybe they brought Geno in as the little rookie kinda like when Rudy Huxtable stopped being adorable on The Cosby Show (Sanchez being Rudy — stay with me) and they brought Olivia in to the mix to keep the fan base strung along for another season.

  24. firstand4ever says: Apr 28, 2013 8:05 PM

    The media is funny. Mark Sanchez based on his last two seasons has not earned the right to be named a starter. Sanchez has earned the position that he is in and I feel no sympathy for him. This is his upcoming 5th in the year in the league and he has been compensated handsomely.

    I am tired of hearing excuses. Mike Mayock hit the nail on the head. The tebow pickup is a lame excuse for Mark’s failings. Grow up. Perform on the field and you don’t have to battle for your job.

    With that being stated, Chad Pennington was in this same type of situation a few years back. New regime drafted Kellen Clemens in the 2nd round. He never unseated Pennington, Chad was eventually replaced by Favre not Clemens. In a perfect world, Garrard is Geno’s mentor and Sanchez hits the road but Mark still has a chance to save his job. It’s on him.

  25. radford7 says: Apr 28, 2013 8:10 PM

    The only reason Suckchez was good those first 2 years was because of L. Tomlinson and he had a relief valve to throw to. And in 1 of those playoff appearances, Indy did not play P. Manning in the last game of the regular season thus allowing the Jets to back into the playoffs. Let the Geno Smith era begin sooner then later, even as a rookie he will still be better Mark Buttfumble.

  26. nobreak1269 says: Apr 28, 2013 8:40 PM

    Sanchez should take a paycut-then let the Jets trade or release him.It is the ONLY way everyone wins.

  27. green41563 says: Apr 28, 2013 8:49 PM

    xpensivewinos says:
    Apr 28, 2013 6:06 PM
    I would like to see Sanchez in an environment that doesn’t include Rex Ryan.

    If Sanchez had a real head coach, a real offensive coordinator and a real quarterback coach to work with, then we would know whether or not he can play.
    _________________________________

    Oh, this is ridiculous.

    “Real head coach.” The guy’s been a head coach for four years, and he’s been to two conference championship games. Yet the people here don’t like him as a person, so they pretend that he’s Rich Kotite. Give me a motherloving break with this nonsense already.

    Mark Sanchez stinks, period. I’ve watched every game he’s ever played as a pro, and the guy is not a starting quarterback. It’s nothing to do with coaching and everything to do with a simple, effectively irremediable flaw: he’s a woefully inaccurate passer. That’s not a coaching thing; it’s a hand-eye-brain coordination thing. And it’s almost impossible to fix at this stage of someone’s development.

  28. smitty113 says: Apr 28, 2013 8:50 PM

    Just great. The guy wanted to quit and leave before the 2nd day of the draft while pouting. Now the same guy who couldn’t lead his team to victory over the weakest defenses in the NCAA is expected to lead an nfl team. He’ll collect a pay check, accomplish nothing and be MIA within 5 years or less.

  29. green41563 says: Apr 28, 2013 8:54 PM

    dawgpound3 says:
    Apr 28, 2013 5:59 PM
    And that my friend is why the Jets suck year in and year out
    _________________________________

    They’ve been to two conference championship games in the last four years, but by all means, continue in your own reality.

  30. pisano says: Apr 28, 2013 8:54 PM

    They won’t cut him, they’ll to try like hell to trade him, which will probably include eating most of his contract, or he’ll be the second or most likely the third QB and then cut him at the end of the season. Adios amigo.

  31. borisbulldog says: Apr 28, 2013 9:17 PM

    Sanchez better save his money, because after this year he’ll be earning the vet league minimum of $875K! If any team signs him that is.

  32. marcuswelby1 says: Apr 28, 2013 9:24 PM

    green41563 says:

    “Real head coach.” The guy’s been a head coach for four years, and he’s been to two conference championship games. Yet the people here don’t like him as a person, so they pretend that he’s Rich Kotite. Give me a motherloving break with this nonsense already.

    Mark Sanchez stinks, period. I’ve watched every game he’s ever played as a pro, and the guy is not a starting quarterback. It’s nothing to do with coaching and everything to do with a simple, effectively irremediable flaw: he’s a woefully inaccurate passer. That’s not a coaching thing; it’s a hand-eye-brain coordination thing. And it’s almost impossible to fix at this stage of someone’s development.

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    My point exactly, Rexy was the one who was so high on this kid that he moved up to get him…and that my friend is a fact!

  33. bgu42 says: Apr 28, 2013 9:37 PM

    Some of u guys are clueless, throwing away last years mess of a season, Sanchez is not that bad a QB, look at what they did to that O-line going into last season……Bringing in a new system that harped on “Ground n Pound” and finally figuring out u cant run the ball with a 2nd rate RB and an O-line with only 2 decent players on it. Now u try to start throwing the ball with a jailbreak on every down…….Im not saying Sanchez will be great, but this move IS going to bite them in the ass… I feel bad for him, He DID take them to 2 AFC title games…….With some good coaching he will be a good QB in this league and I wish him the best…….The JETS ARE A JOKE …..but somehow im still a fan

  34. j0esixpack says: Apr 28, 2013 9:51 PM

    They will wait.

    Tattoo removal takes time.

    Then again, if they give Geno #6 after they cut Sanchez, problem solved!

  35. mazblast says: Apr 28, 2013 10:00 PM

    People keep saying Sanchez GOT the Jest to two AFC championship games. That’s untrue. The defense got the Jets there. All Sanchez did was not screw up.

    It’s like the Steelers in the Steel Curtain days. The defense got the first two Super Bowl winning teams to the Super Bowl, not Terry Bradshaw. In fact, they got there despite some of his games. Bradshaw became a good QB later, including the second pair of Super Bowl wins.

  36. funshipm174 says: Apr 28, 2013 10:08 PM

    Manning or Bray or Rodgers wouldn’t win more than 4 games on that pathetic excuse for a football team called the JETS, and people expect Sanchez to win??
    Wake up .

  37. sdchicken says: Apr 28, 2013 10:45 PM

    Interpretation: We are really hoping some other teams starter gets injured and will consider trading for Sanchez and save us a fortune in cap space.

  38. footballfan80 says: Apr 28, 2013 11:26 PM

    mazblast:

    I found your post pretty funny because you couldnt be more wrong, since the exact opposite is true.

    The Jets defense and running game got the Jets into the playoffs those 2 years. SANCHEZ then led the Jets to 2 AFC championship games, both games in which he played brilliantly, and the Jets defense cost them both games. The Jets D cost them in the first half of the pitt game and the 2nd half of the Indy game.

    To say Sanchez did not lead them to the AFC championship games those 2 seasons is moronic. When you have a 60% completion percentage, a 9 -3 TD INT ratio, and a 94+ QB rating in the playoffs which ranks top 10 in nfl playoff history, I would probably call that leading my team, no?

  39. kingpel says: Apr 29, 2013 12:56 AM

    This team is going to be a circus until they completely clean house and that includes this new GM who is doing a great job hammering the final nail in this team’s coffin.

  40. trollaikman8 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:13 AM

    “Dont the Cowboys need a back up QB for Romo, why dont they trade something, say a washing machine and a case if Budweiser to the Jets for Sanchez?”

    The Cowboys have Kyle Orton, who is a mature, and bearded version of Sanchez who is not a distraction off the field.

  41. fissels says: Apr 29, 2013 7:19 AM

    Thanks to the Jets Florio has plenty to write about. Where do these “reports” come from anyway?

  42. lawyermalloy says: Apr 29, 2013 7:24 AM

    They are such idiots. Assuming there is a “set off” clause in his contract, the Jets should cut him as early as possible in the hopes he’ll get picked up. After pre-season may be too late. Of course if no set off, than it doesn’t matter;but they could do the guy a favor so he can catch on with someone.

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