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.