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There could be a market for Mark Sanchez when Jets cut him

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It’s a widely held opinion that the Jets cutting quarterback Mark Sanchez is inevitable.

The surprising part is that there might be some degree of demand for his services.

A coach of a team with a vacancy at the position told Brian Costello of the New York Post that Sanchez was a good option.

We’d take Sanchez,” he said. “He’d be the starter as soon as he walked in the door for us.”

(And that doesn’t even count the Browns, who don’t have a coach, so it can’t be them.)

At the moment, Sanchez is rehabbing his surgically repaired right shoulder, which he injured in the preseason. He’d need to prove himself well before any deal, but he’s done enough things (including four playoff wins, all on the road) to make someone give him a chance.

Especially in a free agent market highlighted by quarterbacks such as Michael Vick and Josh McCown and Josh Freeman, Sanchez could actually have several options.

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  1. douchebigelow says: Jan 22, 2014 8:50 AM

    LOL yeah his options are called the CFL

  2. grndizzle says: Jan 22, 2014 8:51 AM

    If he was healthy he’d still have been starting in NY.

  3. olcap says: Jan 22, 2014 8:55 AM

    Rex idolizes Sanchez. He would rather not be a coach if he cannot pander to Sanchez year after year, and this year will be no different.

    As I said last week, in a few weeks we will hear Rex declare the QB position open to competition, and when asked he will say, “Yes, that also includes Mark Sanchez.”

    Rex will then ensure that Sanchez is named the starter, once again putting the Jets fans (poor souls) through yet another year of his personal fantasy team.

  4. essentialsausage says: Jan 22, 2014 8:56 AM

    He’s better than Geno Smith.

  5. scoops1 says: Jan 22, 2014 8:57 AM

    wherever he goes…tell him to leave the white pants him in NJ/NYC

  6. bucrightoff says: Jan 22, 2014 8:57 AM

    He’s only been to 1 fewer AFC Championship than Joe Flacco, he deserves at lest $14 million a season.

  7. bostonian13 says: Jan 22, 2014 8:58 AM

    Browns, Jags and Cards.

  8. 6ball says: Jan 22, 2014 8:59 AM

    .

    #1 on the list of players who needs a change of scenery.

    .

  9. tigrrrr says: Jan 22, 2014 9:02 AM

    Any team considering Vick is asking for losing seasons… Just ask the eagles!

  10. realnflmaster says: Jan 22, 2014 9:04 AM

    “We’d take him.” Said by a coach without a quarterback. Well yeah, of course you’d take him. You and your team are idiots, hence why you won no more than 4 games last season because you don’t have a QB.

  11. easywolf says: Jan 22, 2014 9:08 AM

    I dare you to take the buttfumble

  12. u4iadman says: Jan 22, 2014 9:10 AM

    Brady is in serious decline, as we saw not only this year with those missed passes,but last 2 years. Overthrew Wes, but he gets cut, not Brady. Time to bring in a new QB.

  13. savocabol1 says: Jan 22, 2014 9:10 AM

    Plenty of practice squads this guy could potentially start for.

  14. dcapettini says: Jan 22, 2014 9:10 AM

    Yeah, the coach of a team without a QB is an “idiot”. He should have put his team into the tank for a high draft pick. It’s stupid to try to win any games, the season ticket holders and other loyal fans are too drunk to notice anyway. “Suck for Luck”.

  15. touchdownroddywhite says: Jan 22, 2014 9:10 AM

    I’d eat my shoe if Sanchez gets a starting job before Vick. Same football IQ, but one runs waaaaaay faster after he blows the play

  16. pats777 says: Jan 22, 2014 9:10 AM

    The Dallas Cowboys have extended an offer to him to become the league’s first male cheerleader.

  17. whatnojets says: Jan 22, 2014 9:13 AM

    Sanchez should replace that idiot the Giants have at their quarterback position.

  18. FinFan68 says: Jan 22, 2014 9:13 AM

    He is better than the other free agents mentioned. All he needs is a decent qb coach and an average o-line. Minnesota would be an ideal fit.

  19. zinn22 says: Jan 22, 2014 9:14 AM

    If Sanchez started for the Jets last year at best they win 2 games. The man is not a NFL caliber QB. He cannot handle pressure, has no accuracy, and at best is a game manger who cannot manage the game.

  20. natijim235 says: Jan 22, 2014 9:14 AM

    hey pats777 – the ravens have male cheerleaders

  21. fordmandalay says: Jan 22, 2014 9:16 AM

    There actually may be a market for Sanchez’s future; Ralph’s, Kroger’s, Albertson’s, Trader Joe’s…. paper or plastic?

  22. pisano says: Jan 22, 2014 9:17 AM

    Marks next stop will be a No.2 or No.3 QB on a team that’s worst than the Jets. The CFL is probably his best bet.

  23. 1historian says: Jan 22, 2014 9:23 AM

    Good luck to him. Hopefully a change of scenery will do the trick.

  24. r8rsfan says: Jan 22, 2014 9:29 AM

    Please no Reggie.

  25. posmoo says: Jan 22, 2014 9:30 AM

    If you follow the AFC east religiously, you know he’s the worst QB to roll through there in ages and probably the worst qb to start over 48 games in the modern era.

    This coach obviously has other things to do, unlike me, then watch jets, bills, pats and fins games, and he obviously hasn’t watched Sanchez’s last 32 games like I have. The Sanchez is remarkably inaccurate for a starting quarterback in the nfl, and he gets spooked in the pocket. If your into body language, he’s as bad as it gets when something bad happens.

    I really can’t emphasize just how inaccurate he is. This league is now incredibly passer friendly, and he completes passes at the rate of a 1970s qb. This year every team in the league had a completion % of at least 55.42%. 25 teams completed at lest 58%.
    Guess what Mark’s career average % is: 55.1%. his last year as a starter (2012) he was 37th in completion percentage. 5 backups were better throwers than him. What’s strange is his mechanics are really solid.

    He is unredeemable because he simply cannot throw the ball where he wants it to go. This poor fool coach will find this out this coming year.

  26. coltsravensfan says: Jan 22, 2014 9:35 AM

    Yeah sure, but who will wear the Sanchez jersey that Rex’s wife is sporting in the tattoo on Rex’s right arm? Cheers.

  27. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 22, 2014 9:35 AM

    In fairness to Sanchez, he had some some of the worst offensive coaching in the league. It’s amazing what a good QB coach can do for a player. Look no further than Rich Gannon as proof.

  28. dynaco says: Jan 22, 2014 9:39 AM

    Betachick seems to like washed up Jets (remember Tebow) maybe he thinks Mark can help them win in the post season?

  29. phinatic29 says: Jan 22, 2014 9:42 AM

    There will be a huge market for him …. it’s called reality TV.

  30. sdeweese18 says: Jan 22, 2014 9:42 AM

    The Raiders are a logical fit. Pryor is being phased out and McGloin isn’t the answer. Coach and GM on the hot seat.

  31. 1uniquename says: Jan 22, 2014 9:43 AM

    Everyone talking stuff about Sanchez seems to quickly forget how few weapons the Jets have had on that side of the ball since he got there. His best years were as a rookie and the following season and he actually had at least a few weapons but man these past two years the skill positions have been a joke and I’m a Dolphins fan. He will never be elite like Peyton or Brady or Rodgers, guys who can carry an offense but how many are? Just give him some weapons like Flacco had last year with Boldin and Rice and a few speedsters like Smith and I think Sanchez can lead a team deep into the playoffs, like hes done already. Either way hes filthy rich and will never have a problem with money because hes not a terd like some of these other players.

  32. ez4u2sa says: Jan 22, 2014 9:48 AM

    You have got to be kidding. If some team wants to go right into the tank, bringing this bozo on board would be a surefire way of getting there.

  33. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jan 22, 2014 9:48 AM

    “Siiiiiiiiike!”

  34. tformation says: Jan 22, 2014 9:55 AM

    I am suddenly relieved that my Bears signed Cutler to a long term contract!

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the NFC North though. Vikings could use him. Detroit could use him as a backup, although that’s less likely. If not the NFC North, I’m sure the AFC South Titans, Texans or Jags would love to see him compete in camp.

    It would be interesting to see how he does with a change of scenery and a smaller media market. Mainly is HE the one initiating all the silly press coverage in a bid for attention? Or is that just the NYC media creating stories out of nothing?

  35. belichickrulz says: Jan 22, 2014 9:57 AM

    This is yet more proof that expansion is a bad thing and there are WAY too many teams in the NFL.

  36. posmoo says: Jan 22, 2014 10:00 AM

    nflofficeadmin says: Jan 22, 2014 9:35 AM

    “In fairness to Sanchez, he had some some of the worst offensive coaching in the league. It’s amazing what a good QB coach can do for a player. Look no further than Rich Gannon as proof.”

    In fairness to Sanchez’s former OC Schottenheimer, he did get a better completion percentage and qb-rating out of Kellen Clemens in St. Louis this year than Sanchez has ever produced in his entire career.

    And Clemens hadn’t started a game in 3 years until Bradford got hurt!

  37. awdlmd says: Jan 22, 2014 10:05 AM

    Sanchez’s agent must do a killer Dennis Allen impression on the phone.

  38. El Pollo Loco says: Jan 22, 2014 10:06 AM

    Sanchez to Oakland and the Raiders use their second round pick to get AJ McCarron

  39. mogogo1 says: Jan 22, 2014 10:13 AM

    “The surprising part is that there might be some degree of demand for his services.”
    ___________

    Uh, have you actually seen who the backups are around the league? (And even a few of the worse starters?) I’m no fan of Sanchez but he’s actually QBed playoff victories which is miles ahead of most clipboard holders around the league.

  40. rajbais says: Jan 22, 2014 10:16 AM

    He’s not even as good as Carson Palmer was when Palmer left Oakland.

    Jason Campbell was better before coming to Oakland.

    Even Jeff Blake was better after leaving Baltimore before going to Arizona.

    Sanchez has declined in accuracy and can’t play in uptempo offenses.

    Schaub is better for a team than Sanchez, but Schaub is better off not starting or playing. Schaub is better off going to therapy.

  41. unclebluck says: Jan 22, 2014 10:16 AM

    Sanchez started 1 year at USC and had the best OL in college. He was totally unprepared for the speed of the NFL….you see it every year in the NFL when some of these college QB’s totally freak out and cant handle the pace of the pro game……he’s one of them….

  42. douchebigelow says: Jan 22, 2014 10:16 AM

    There’s a market for Male headband models?

  43. morr24 says: Jan 22, 2014 10:20 AM

    I will take a guess as to which team said this in order of likelihood:

    Jacksonville

    Oakland

    Minnesota

    Tennessee

  44. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Jan 22, 2014 10:22 AM

    Servicable backup. Beyond that use him at your own peril…

  45. bassplucker says: Jan 22, 2014 10:24 AM

    B.S. Sanchez has significant physical limitations, a poor work ethic and is not a leader on or off the field.

    Maybe, best case, he lasts a few more years as a backup but if I needed a starter I would spend a draft pick on a top QB and take my chances. I really don’t see Sanchez as a viable reclamation project at all. He’s been ruined by his time in N.Y. and didnt have that much going for him even before that.

  46. cwk22 says: Jan 22, 2014 10:37 AM

    Got to Jacksonville

  47. bassplucker says: Jan 22, 2014 10:49 AM

    Jax is gonna take Jimmie Garapollo as their new QB in the 2nd round. They are watching him like a hawk at the Senior Bowl this week.

  48. weepingjebus says: Jan 22, 2014 10:50 AM

    So..what you’re saying is that Sanchez will be the new coach of the Browns?

  49. whatjusthapped says: Jan 22, 2014 10:53 AM

    If there truly is a market for Sanchez, the prospective team must be desperate, must not be able to evaluate QB’s, and must be willing to look clueless in the process.

    The only team fitting that description is the Vikings.

  50. ttommytom says: Jan 22, 2014 10:54 AM

    The Jets have always had an above average Oline.

    If TannenBum/Mangini had listened to ANYONE they would have drafted Clady instead of Gholston and then who knows?

    I still can’t believe that draft blunder. That is NOT retrospect. These thoughts were posted before the draft by an army of people.

    You also don’t draft one year wonders (which Sanchez was). He just makes a couple of REALLY stupid mistakes per game. Every game.

    They don’t trade up and instead get an Alex Smith type and maybe they’re in the SB.

    Such a waste of a talented team because of this love affair for a rookie QB who played but one year at USC.

    Rex and the T-Bum could have been legends…

  51. realitypolice says: Jan 22, 2014 10:54 AM

    People on here who think Sanchez isn’t going to get another chance simply don’t understand how the league works.

    You do realize that Matt Flynn started games for two different franchises this year?

    That Jeff Tuel started a game?

    That Chase Daniel started a game?

    Thaddeus Lewis? Scott Tolzien?

    And you honestly believe that a guy who started two NFC title games is NOT going to get another job?

  52. iloveagoodnap says: Jan 22, 2014 10:59 AM

    Only team I can think of where it’d be a reasonable idea is Oakland. One thing you can say for Sanchez is you know what youre gonna get- he wont be that good but he’s not gonna be terrible, either. Hed be perfect for a year or two while developing another young guy and building up around them with other pieces. Maybe Okaland would be taking 2nd rounder type (McCaron, Aaron Murray etc) who is the future, but not immediately. Then stick Sanchez as your backup in a couple years- not a bad backup to have.

    Minnesota comes to mind too, though that would be idiotic. They already have Cassel & Ponder.

    Then again its the NY Post, a glorified tabloid. So maybe this never happened at all.

  53. realitypolice says: Jan 22, 2014 11:13 AM

    *AFC Title games, I obviously meant.

  54. officialgame says: Jan 22, 2014 12:40 PM

    I see a career as a serviceable backup on a team like the Cowboys or Browns.

  55. CKL says: Jan 22, 2014 12:43 PM

    bucrightoff says:
    Jan 22, 2014 8:57 AM
    He’s only been to 1 fewer AFC Championship than Joe Flacco, he deserves at lest $14 million a season.
    ___________________________
    This is something that sounds ridiculous, but judging how teams pay their QBs is actually accurate.
    If Sanchez is smart and has a choice, he will press the reset button a little and find a situation where he’s not the day 1 starter and is with a great coach of QBs whose QB is getting close to the end of his carer (ie the Saints). Maybe learn for 2 years and either you have a chance to replace that guy OR, you have learned enough that you can compete better with another QB elsewhere.

  56. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 22, 2014 12:53 PM

    posmoo says:
    Jan 22, 2014 10:00 AM

    “In fairness to Sanchez’s former OC Schottenheimer, he did get a better completion percentage and qb-rating out of Kellen Clemens in St. Louis this year than Sanchez has ever produced in his entire career.”

    Nice try. You fail to mention the OC you think so highly of did coach Clemons to only throw for 1,600 yards in 10 games! And the fact that he only threw 8 tds with 7 picks. And let’s forget about those 21 sacks he took. Great QB whisperer… what was I thinking. You got it completely right.

  57. nypatriots says: Jan 22, 2014 12:55 PM

    Look for New England to kick the tires on him. Pats are always up for improving the team. Personally, I have nothing against Mark and if he can make any team better than I hope he does.

  58. gohometrolls says: Jan 22, 2014 1:16 PM

    As a jets fan in my opinion when he had a decent cast around him he performed, nobody could be successful with their current cast it’s probably the worst in the League with that said I hope he’s around when they retool this year but if he isn’t I hope he goes on to have a Drew brees type of carreer just to prove everyone wrong .

  59. coltzfan166 says: Jan 22, 2014 1:25 PM

    This had to have come from either the Jags or Raiders

  60. bryco9 says: Jan 22, 2014 1:25 PM

    My I be the first to say, welcome to Minnesota Mr. Sanchez.
    It’s a lot like NY, except a lot smaller, a lot colder, and a lot lower expectations. You should fit right in.

  61. chargrz says: Jan 22, 2014 3:58 PM

    Albertsons

  62. vltrophy14 says: Jan 22, 2014 4:03 PM

    I’d love to see Mr. Butt fumble go to the Vikings. Packers D may not be the best right now but we’re good enough to intercept,sack & kick his butt. Heck he may even have a sequal to the butt fumble. How great would that be. Butt seriously get the Vikings a real QB so we can have some decent competition. Packers own the NFC North Div.

  63. whiteknightblackheart says: Jan 22, 2014 4:11 PM

    trade him for CJ2k straight up.

  64. billsaregarbage says: Jan 23, 2014 5:43 PM

    I’d say either Vikings, Bucs, Jags, Cardinals, Raiders as “easy” picks.

    I predict, though, he’ll be sent to Denver, beat Peyton Manning in a QB competition, win seven Super Bowls, and elected into the Hall of Fame the year he retires, sometime in 2030…

  65. tomny0970 says: Feb 10, 2014 9:48 AM

    Where Sanchez could be a starter as soon as he walked through the door (assuming he’s healthy):

    Minnesota
    Jacksonville
    Oakland
    Cleveland
    Houston

    Of course, this depends upon the draft and other moves and whether certain teams are comfortable throwing a rookie quarterback in there right off the bat. I know Blake Bortles, for example, is considered a first-round talent who is going to need some seasoning. So a team that drafted him might not want to throw him into the fire right away.

    I don’t view Arizona as a destination where Sanchez “would start as soon as he walked through the door.” I’m not a big Carson Palmer fan, and I can see the Cardinals bringing Sanchez in as competition, depth, a younger guy, and maybe someone who Bruce Arians feels he can substantially improve. But I don’t see them just giving him the job over Palmer. Carson Palmer is a better QB than Sanchez. It just remains to be seen how long Palmer will play and perform reasonably well and stay healthy.

    I agree with those who think Oakland makes the most sense. They have a lot of team needs and Sanchez could be a stopgap until they find their real QB of the future. I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t feel like #5 overall this year is someplace where they feel really good about the available young QBs there.

  66. tomny0970 says: Feb 10, 2014 10:00 AM

    “nflofficeadmin says: Jan 22, 2014 12:53 PM

    ‘posmoo says:
    Jan 22, 2014 10:00 AM

    In fairness to Sanchez’s former OC Schottenheimer, he did get a better completion percentage and qb-rating out of Kellen Clemens in St. Louis this year than Sanchez has ever produced in his entire career.’

    Nice try. You fail to mention the OC you think so highly of did coach Clemons to only throw for 1,600 yards in 10 games! And the fact that he only threw 8 tds with 7 picks. And let’s forget about those 21 sacks he took. Great QB whisperer… what was I thinking. You got it completely right.”

    I don’t see where nflofficeadmin speaks highly of Schottenheimer. Additionally, the poster’s statistics are accurate. This year Kellen Clemens completed 58.7% of his passes and had a 78.8 quarterback rating. Either mark would’ve been a career-high for Mark Sanchez.

    Additionally, I don’t think you are quoting statistics in the most relevant way. Kellen Clemens did play 10 games for the Rams this year but in his first he only threw 4 passes in relief of Sam Bradford so you really can’t count that game. That would give him 9 games played and 1654 yards passing if you subtract the 19 yards he got in the 4-attempt game. That is a shade under 184 yards per game. He also played 3 of his 9 starts against the Seahawks and 49ers and another one against Arizona – all good defenses.

    Sanchez did average over 200 yards per game passing in his second and third years in the league, but in his most recent year as the starter for the Jets he only averaged 192 yards passing per game, not much above Clemens total this past season. Sanchez was also sacked 73 times over his past 31 NYJ starts. That’s about 2.4 times sacked per start. He was not sacked as often in his first two seasons. Clemens was sacked 19 times in 9 starts this year, that’s 2.1 per start – which is better than Sanchez’ numbers for the last two seasons. Even if you want to give Clemens 21 sacks in 10 games, that’s only 2.1 per game. Still better than Sanchez the last two years.

    I don’t believe these numbers tell the full story on these players and I never noticed Sanchez to be a guy who holds onto the ball too long, but I bring up the sacks because you mentioned it as something supposedly in Sanchez’ favor. It isn’t. Therefore 2 of the statistical arguments you made to say Sanchez has been better than Clemens was this year aren’t really valid – passing yards per game and number of times sacked. Clemens also had a better yards per attempt than Sanchez’ career-high.

    I think it’s fair to say that Kellen Clemens performance this year is similar in quality to the performances Sanchez has given the Jets.

    You also mentioned Clemens 8 TDs and 7 INTs this year – which came in 9 starts. For his career Sanchez has 68 TDs and 69 INTs in 62 starts. So again, I don’t see a lot of separation between Sanchez’ career numbers and Clemens performance this year.

    Neither guy is going to be winning any MVPs anytime soon, but the point was valid regarding Kellen Clemens performance this year and Mark Sanchez’ career performance.

  67. tomny0970 says: Feb 10, 2014 10:03 AM

    To clarify, I referenced the wrong poster. It was posmoo who mentioned Clemens this year and nflofficeadmin who criticized that reference.

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