The Jets used a high second-round pick on quarterback Geno Smith. G.M. John Idzik said that this development has only one meaning for Mark Sanchez.
“What this means for Mark is competition,” Idzik told the media on Friday night.
But are there plans to cut him, as reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN?
“There are plans to let him compete,” Idzik said.
Still, Idzik declined to say that this means Sanchez will get a chance to compete in training camp. “I look at that one day at a time,” Idzik said.
That’s a message Sanchez possibly hasn’t gotten from Idzik, because Idzik said the Jets haven’t talked to Sanchez on Friday, either before or after drafting a quarterback in round two. (This directly conflicts with comments from Sanchez’s brother/agent, Nick, to Sal Paolantonio of ESPN.)
So the incumbent starting quarterback once again has been undermined via the acquisition of a new quarterback. And the General Manager won’t commit to Sanchez being on the team when camp opens.
This may not end well, but it sure feels like, sooner than later, Sanchez’s time in New York will end.