Nick Mangold says Jets want Mark Sanchez to be their starter

AP

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has taken plenty of abuse – most of it justified – from teammates, media and fans alike for his performance as the team’s starter the last two seasons.

Teammates anonymously took shots at the Jets signal-caller last year and have continued to do so well into the offseason.

But not every member of the Jets appears to be down on Sanchez as the team’s starting quarterback. Center Nick Mangold expressed support for Sanchez during a promotional event on Wednesday.

I believe so,” Mangold said when asked if the locker room supports Sanchez, via Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. “I haven’t walked around with a pen and paper and taken a poll, but from the feeling I get, the locker room wants to win. Whoever gives us the best chance to do that, we want out there — and at this point, Mark gives us that best chance.”

Sanchez had arguably the worst season of his four-year career last season. He completed just 54.3-percent of his pass attempts with 13 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He also fumbled 14 times and lost eight (butt fumble included) – both career-highs.

The Jets have to get better quarterback play next season regardless of who is the starter. Mangold said he liked what he saw from Sanchez during the team’s offseason program and thinks it will be a tall task for rookie Geno Smith to supplant Sanchez as the Jets’ starter.

“Mark had a little bit better idea of the ideas and of seeing things, which are things Geno is going to have to work his butt off on,” Mangold said.

74 responses to “Nick Mangold says Jets want Mark Sanchez to be their starter

  1. I love Mangold and all but he’s like the abused girlfriend who always comes back. I’m surprised this guy still backs Sanchez as a starter it’s almost insane.

  2. I would like Holley Mangold as the Raiders center….

    From everything that I have read, heard, and watched……. She kicks Nick’s ass and leaves nothing behind……

  3. Sanchez, while not great, is/was not the problem. Bad offensive line and lack of offensive talent is the issue. I will say that one of Sanchez’s biggest problems is lack of confidence, especially when things go bad and he lacks that confidence in the wrong market.

  4. “Nick Mangold says Jets want Mark Sanchez to be their starter”

    So do all the fans the Jets 2013 opponents and anyone that’s entertained by the “Butt Fumble”

  5. So if Geno Smith wants to supplant Sanchez as the starter, he’ll need a “better idea of the ideas”…and will have to work his butt off on “seeing things.” Now that is some insightful stuff.

    Nobody in the NFL needs a fresh start on a new team quite like Sanchez. Even despite the presence of Tannehill, Miami is THE destination that I see Sanchez going to after his NYJ days are over. Staying in the AFC East allows him to face his future former team, he can provide the Dolphins with invaluable insight into how to gameplan against the Jets, and Miami has a huge Hispanic fan base.

  6. I know training camp hasn’t even begun, but this says more about Smith than it does about Sanchez. A lot of Jet fans according to their posts, were expecting Smith to overshadow Sanchez from day one. Especially considering the off season performance of Sanchez so far.

  7. If anyone believes that line of crap from Mangold, I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn. Mangold is the only Jet to support Sanchez publicly,check that, Santonio Holmes did, but he really doesn’t count.

  8. Hernandez getting arrested and released soon…Jets want Sanchez to start and no Revis…Pats have Tebow and he’s gonna play TE now…Bills think EJ Manuel is their future…

    MIAMI PLAYING WAY PAST CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR…PRICELESS!!!!

  9. Sanchise must be a serious sweetheart, because he is a dog s QB. I dig teammates holding it down for you, but at some point they should mutiny and roll Geno, out to the wolves.

  10. Has anyone been reading the latest news on the Jets. Rex Ryan gained 10 pounds
    and is one more losing season away from
    being demoted to Tim Tebow’s throwing coach(He gets fired from that job and becomes a proffesional food theif)

  11. This is so telling that it’s scary. If you look around the Jets locker room and the consensus is that Mark Sanchez should be their starter means that Geno Smith isn’t impressing anybody.

    It’s beginning to look like Geno may be a bust more and more. But even if you look at his production in West Virginia, he didn’t look like a top tier prospect there, either. He was too inconsistent. Marketing is something else!

    Think about this: two QBs coming out of college- one is Geno Smith and the other is Tim Tebow. Look at what they did in college and tell me which one would you pick first?

  12. Its like they don’t know they’re supposed to win the games. Or geno smith just really sucks…

  13. Let Sanchez let his arm do the talking. It’s all in the results . He will be on a very short leash .

  14. As a fan, I respect Nick’s opinion and his vision of the team and their success. Yet, it eludes me completely how anyone, and I mean anyone could believe Sanchez should be the Jets QB, or any team’s QB. The poor guy is simply terrible.

  15. “Whoever gives us the best chance to do that, we want out there — and at this point, Mark gives us that best chance.”

    No kidding. With Sanchez you get the only one of the quarterbacks with experience “running” the “offense”, the best of the worst. If the Powers That Be would give somebody else a chance, you might find a better option. Time will tell.

  16. Cue the, “Geno’s no-good comments” and cue the reminder that if you think that’s what this means you don’t know football-we haven’t even started camp yet, the practices to this point have been glorified warm-ups and if a four-year starter doesn’t look better than a rookie at this point in the offseason, well, that guy dosen’t deserve to make the team. So far, no bad reviews of Geno have arose from ota’s or minis and by the time camp is over Geno will be the starter.

  17. Jets fans want sanchez to start…….look at their first 9 games…….they will be lucky to go 3-6…….IMO, no need to throw Geno into that, let sanchez start, if he finally turns it around great, if he still sucks, at least it gave geno half a season to take it all in before he gets thrown into the fire

  18. “I believe so” is not very powerful confirmation, but it does speak volumes about Geno’s progress, or lack there of…

  19. “Mark had a little bit better idea of the ideas and of seeing things, which are things Geno is going to have to work his butt off on,” Mangold said.

    Huh?

  20. Might as well have titled the article “Mangold says Jets want to finish last in AFCE”

  21. How do you go right back to the guy who averaged almost two turn overs per game? How is Sanchez still the starter… I don’t care how much they are on the hook for him.

  22. Come on Nick, we are the same age, grew up in the same area, you went to a better school, but dont be stupid. Sanchez has lost any support that he once had in that locker room.

  23. “Mark has a little bit better idea…of seeing things” Mangold obviously hadn’t polled Brandon Moore’s backside before making that statement. Either that or he’s wryly suggesting Geno Smith is legally blind.

  24. Knowing the playbook and being able to make the reads means absolutely nothing if you can’t get the ball on target on time.

  25. “Mark had a little bit better idea of the ideas and of seeing things, which are things Geno is going to have to work his butt off on,” Mangold said.

    Idea’s within ideas…Indeaception?

  26. “the locker room wants to win. Whoever gives us the best chance to do that, we want out there — and at this point, Mark gives us that best chance.”

    Every defense in the NFL would agree to that.

  27. This team has become the ultimate punchline. The inmates run this prison. I hate Bill Belichik, but this team needs to fire this tub of goo and take a page out of Bill’s book.

  28. I’m far from a Sanchez supporter, but the whole butt fumble joke is old. The guy had a broken play and tried to make the most of it. It’s not really that funny, and doesn’t need to be mentioned in every Sanchez article.

  29. Ahem! Teammates ALLEGEDLY anonymously took shots at him. Since they were anonymous there’s no way to prove it actually happened. Menish Mehta isn’t known for his credibility

  30. Mangold is a real class act. The Jets could use a few more leaders like Mangold in the locker room.

    Yes, Sanchez is their best option to start 2013. However, knowing Sanchez will be gone after the season (unless he can somehow turn it around and win the Superbowl, ha), Geno will be starting if the Jets get off to an 0-4 start (even in a rebuilding season).

    Neither Mark nor Geno is the answer for 2014.

  31. You ever see the little kid on the commercial with Cam Newton? You know the kid that’s “just warming my arm up”. Well Nick, you’d be much better off with him as your qb! He would run under his guard’s butt, not smash into it!

  32. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 20, 2013 12:03 AM

    Despite the presence of Tannehill, Miami is THE destination that I see Sanchez going to after his NYJ days are over. He can provide the Dolphins with invaluable insight into how to gameplan against the Jets

    You Sir are the Winner.
    This has to be the most delusional post I’ve seen here. The Dolphins FOIUND their future franchise QB and would have no interest in the buttfumbler. They are on the rise and would have NO INTEREST in adding a scared flop that can read defenses or preform under pressure.

    As for insight of how to game plan for the jets? NO thanks… no needed. He has zero value.

  33. Nick must be salivating at the opportunity to have Sanchez run into his butt on national TV.

  34. RexCanCoach says: Jun 20, 2013 9:58 AM

    The Jets may have a lousy QB but this just in….the Dolphins continue to suck every single year, over and over, no hope once again….
    ——————————————————
    You wish… that’s the biggest problem the Dolphins have right now, becoming over confident about what is now a very talented team with a very good coaching staff. Hope abounds in Miami right now.

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