Kris Jenkins and Mark Sanchez were teammates for two seasons with the Jets. But after seeing Sanchez struggle in last week’s loss to the Seahawks, Jenkins was so disgusted that he said he’d like to see Sanchez suffer an injury.
“There is a point where I wished some defensive end would have knocked him out of a game so they wouldn’t have had a choice but to put somebody else in,” Jenkins said on SNY’s Jets postgame show, via the New York Daily News.
However, with a few days to think about it, Jenkins reconsidered. On Thursday, Jenkins still said he thinks Sanchez should be taken off the field, but he said he doesn’t want it to happen because Sanchez is seriously injured.
“As a former player, we know among players there’s a difference between hurting a guy, inflicting pain or injuring them. I would not like to see any harm come over Sanchez in an injury capacity,” Jenkins said. “However, right now his performance is terrible. I don’t feel like talking about him.”
As a former player who has said playing in the NFL is hell and fans have no clue about how physically painful it is, Jenkins is the last person who should be making light of a player getting injured. But as an analyst, Jenkins is right about one thing: Sanchez’s performance is terrible.