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Mark Sanchez throwing with “good velocity” in rehab

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No one really expects quarterback Mark Sanchez to be a Jet much longer, but it sounds like he’ll be ready to help another team soon.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, he’s progressing well in his rehabilitation from shoulder surgery, and throwing with “good velocity.”

He’s four months out from the surgery that ended his season, and likely his time with the Jets. With a $13.1 million salary cap number, it’s widely assumed he’ll be released before they give him a $2 million roster bonus in March.

His camp is meeting with Jets officials this weekend, but General Manager John Idzik didn’t offer many specifics when he talked to reporters yesterday.

“We’re not going to really comment on that,” Idzik said when asked about Sanchez’s future. “We tend to let things play out, so we still have some time there. I know one thing for sure, Mark’s diligently handling his rehab and we know that he’ll be ready. But we’ll just let that take his course.”

While the Jets seem to be done with him, it’s reasonable to think Sanchez will find work quickly in a market without many good veterans options at the position.

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26 Responses to “Mark Sanchez throwing with “good velocity” in rehab”
  1. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Feb 21, 2014 1:21 PM

    The Sanchise throwing with velocity has as much relevance as how many snots he can wipe on a sleeve or where he last got his abs spray-painted.

    In other words, the Sanchise has such a long list of issues requiring immediate correction – that his throwing velocity won’t meaningfully improve his effectiveness (i.e., ineffectiveness).

  2. weepingjebus says: Feb 21, 2014 1:23 PM

    Oh, he’ll be with the Jets. The NFL is never more entertaining than when he and Rex are out there together. Every year I suffer through the fear that the league will break up this magical duo, and every year my faith is rewarded. For me, for the league, for America…let’s make sure this happens.

  3. footballfreak8 says: Feb 21, 2014 1:27 PM

    yes. “good velocity” at throwing interceptions.

  4. mjk2u says: Feb 21, 2014 1:40 PM

    That’s good……now the NFL’s the DBs won’t have to wait as long for the ball to get there.

  5. cylondetector says: Feb 21, 2014 1:48 PM

    “Yes, we really felt the sting as those bullets were hitting our hands”, said several defensive backs after practice.

  6. cylondetector says: Feb 21, 2014 1:49 PM

    “Yes, we really felt the sting as those bullets were hitting our hands”, said several defensive backs after practice..

  7. JackedUpSports says: Feb 21, 2014 1:52 PM

    oakland, cleveland, or underratedly….kansas city

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 21, 2014 1:52 PM

    Sanchez >>> Geno

  9. jetfanatic says: Feb 21, 2014 1:52 PM

    he didn’t have ‘good velocity’ BEFORE the injury & surgery so this means absolutely nothing.

  10. arwiv says: Feb 21, 2014 1:56 PM

    The crazy thing is that if he fully recovers, there’s a good chance he’s going to be starting for somebody next year.

  11. tjacks7 says: Feb 21, 2014 1:57 PM

    Good velocity? Sounds like the doctor made major improvements. I hope he comes back like that kid in The Rookie (90s movie) who slipped on the baseball and started throwing frozen ropes. That would be awesome.

  12. whyrunbackwardsyoullvomit says: Feb 21, 2014 2:12 PM

    Now if only there were a surgery to keep him from running into his own linemen.

  13. r81ders says: Feb 21, 2014 2:17 PM

    Bring him to oakland anything better than just run forest, run forest (TP)…bring him in to camp check him out if no go cut. I dont belive jets want Gino over Sanchez how about an even trade for TP…remember this guy with some good talent around him took jets to palyoffs

  14. hakunamangata says: Feb 21, 2014 2:18 PM

    Broad sides of barns better beware…

  15. sportsfan18 says: Feb 21, 2014 2:19 PM

    Sanchez is not the answer for the Jets…

    And neither is Geno Smith…

  16. tformation says: Feb 21, 2014 2:26 PM

    Well, good to hear he’s throwing better. Hopefully his eyesight is getting better too.

    Sanchez to the Tampa Bay Bucs would be interesting. I’d like to see how he does in a small media market. Mark might even concentrate on football.

    Sanchez to Jacksonville would be funny. Especially if Jax brought in Tim Tebow “to compete” with him. It won’t happen, I know. It would just be funny.

    Still saying Mark is going to the Vikings. The Vikes are the least likely to get a new QB in the draft right now. They’ll hang on to Ponder and bring in a vet to compete against him. If they offer him a chance to start, Sanchez would bolt for that dome.

    Unless, of course, Mike Vick beats him to it…

  17. jpb12 says: Feb 21, 2014 2:30 PM

    He’s in rehab??!?!
    ;D

  18. patriotsrule2012 says: Feb 21, 2014 2:37 PM

    Mark Sanchez is going be a better QB than Curtis Martion was!

  19. uglydingo says: Feb 21, 2014 2:37 PM

    Is Mark Sanchez a starting QB or just a likely expensive backup/butt fumbler? If he is expecting a starting gig there will be few openings. If he’s in the market for a backup role and prove himself with hard work and dedication, he will probably get a chance.
    If he is more interested in partying then most teams would prefer to take a chance and draft a rookie or recruit a veteran who will work.
    Although he is probably a better backup than Jimmy Clausen behind Cam Newton in Carolina. He may even be better than Henne in Jax.

  20. choknugget says: Feb 21, 2014 2:50 PM

    I’m just a banker, but doesn’t that throwing motion in the picture look horrible?

  21. dwhcic says: Feb 21, 2014 9:03 PM

    Nope. ~90 degree bend at the elbow, lead hand forward, stepping into the throw, and looking downfield.

  22. dwhcic says: Feb 21, 2014 9:05 PM

    Sanchez can make the throws, I really don’t think he can handle the NY pressure though, he doesn’t have the mental toughness. I would gladly take him over any of the other viking options right now, including all but Manziel in the draft.

  23. jetsin14 says: Feb 22, 2014 9:37 AM

    As much fun as it would be to continue poking fun at the Jets and Sanchez…is he a decent QB or not? He did good when they had a pretty good O-line and quality people to throw it to. Then they lose players…they draft Smith…he comes in and did no better than Sanchez. If they draft and pick up players in free agency for the offense could these guys be good QB’s? It makes one wonder!! If they had a guy like Peyton Manning or any other “proven quarterback” in this same scenario…I think we’d be in the same sinking ship. Thoughts??

  24. dwhcic says: Feb 22, 2014 10:52 AM

    See Tom Brady. People sometimes forget, but any guy that makes it to the NFL is there for a reason, they can all catch. They’re all phenomenal athletes. Obviously some are much better than others.

    But, I do think Sanchez has a place in the NFL. If he went to the right system without the circus of the Jets I think he’s a solid starter.

  25. lrjets says: Feb 22, 2014 8:42 PM

    weepingjebus says:
    Feb 21, 2014 1:23 PM
    Oh, he’ll be with the Jets. The NFL is never more entertaining than when he and Rex are out there together. Every year I suffer through the fear that the league will break up this magical duo, and every year my faith is rewarded. For me, for the league, for America…let’s make sure this happens.
    __________________________________

    Let me guess, your team didn’t win the Super Bowl, or you became a Seahawk fan on Feb. 2nd.

  26. lrjets says: Feb 22, 2014 8:44 PM

    dwhcic says:
    Feb 22, 2014 10:52 AM

    But, I do think Sanchez has a place in the NFL. If he went to the right system without the circus of the Jets I think he’s a solid starter.
    ______________________________

    And how are the Jets a circus, Swifty? Supposed to win 3-4 games, and won 8 is a circus?

    Stick to washing cars.

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