Jets have been in contact with Sanchez, but his future is unclear

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The Jets’ decision to spend a second-round draft pick on quarterback Geno Smith did not come as a surprise to incumbent starter Mark Sanchez, as the team was in contact with him today to let him know that was a possibility.

But that doesn’t mean Sanchez knows what his future is — or whether he has a future — with the Jets.

Nick Sanchez, Mark’s brother who serves as his agent, told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN that the Jets were talking to Sanchez all day because they wanted him to know that another quarterback could be coming. But what the Jets haven’t told Sanchez is whether they want him to take a pay cut, whether they will try to trade him, or whether they might cut him despite still owing him $8.5 million guaranteed this season.

When Paolantonio asked Nick Sanchez if his brother/client wants to stay with the Jets, Nick answered, “I haven’t asked him that question yet. He will comment at a later time.”

Jets coach Rex Ryan has said that Mark Sanchez will take the first snap of the Jets’ first practice, and that anything after that will be a matter of competition at the position. But now it’s fair to wonder if Sanchez will even be there to take that first snap.

45 responses to “Jets have been in contact with Sanchez, but his future is unclear

  1. That is, of course, if Geno Smith doesn’t suddenly realize that he’s gonna play for the Jets and ask for his release, request a trade or just pack it up and retire.

  2. Nobody wants him in NY now that Geno Smith is there. I would not be surprised if he has lost all his confidence with what has happened in the last few hours. There is no way he would want to stay there now.

  3. That explains it all……..Nick Sanchez is Marks brother and agent.
    Talk about stupid… can he function as an agent?

  4. Tough decisions coming up for NYJ. Whichever of their QB’s girlfriends has the prettiest feet will get the nod from Rex. Literally just a creepy nod though…not the starting job.

  5. The brother is a liar. Idzick just clearly said they didn’t speak to mark or his agent/brother. There was absolutely no reason to lie about that.

  6. throw46 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:43 PM

    That explains it all……..Nick Sanchez is Marks brother and agent.
    Talk about stupid… can he function as an agent?

    How can he not? His job is to keep an eye out for his client and get him the best possible deal.

    Given the way Sanchez has performed the last two season and the contract his brother got out of the Jets, I’d say his brother is doing a perfectly fine job.

  7. Look, I’ve never been a big Mark Sanchez fan, but for all of those people who think Geno Smith is “the guy”, I have two words for you – Akili Smith.

  8. We’ll trade you a 7th round pick for Dirty Sanchez and fix him AND heal him THEN trade him in 2 years for a conditional 3rd rounder……….BACK to the J-E-T-S or likely the Cardinals.



  9. I can’t see them cutting him and eating all that money.
    A commenter in an earlier post mentioned that the whole mess came about due to their interest in Manning.
    Pretty accurate, I think.

  10. throw46 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:43 PM

    That explains it all……..Nick Sanchez is Marks brother and agent.
    Talk about stupid… can he function as an agent?
    What are you talking about? That man is a genius, look at the contract he managed for what is essentially a 3rd string/practice squad qb. He’s probably the greatest agent the nfl has ever seen.

  11. Sanchez didn’t go to the draft cause he knew he wasn’t a first day draftee. Mr. t would have reached for players to build around Mark. Nice to see a GM stick to his board.

  12. Had no idea Sanchez’s brother was his agent. That sounds like such a bad idea on so many levels. Sounds like Mark’s living in a bubble… one that just might burst with a needle called “Geno Smith.”

  13. Sanman should just take a pay cut. End of story.
    If he does that and plays well then he will get IT back.
    Why take the chance and hold a clip board if he really can play?
    I think he still can really be productive.
    I do.

  14. Its like this mark wasn’t drafted by the new GM so he’s not the guy all the other 4 to 5yr QBs r sooooo far ahead of Sanchez its ridiculous they should try to trade him for picks in nxt yrs draft to sum team but i dont think its a team out there who would give up more than a 6rd pick for him the jets r doing rite by cleaning house cuz we knew what they was n what they would b if they kept everything the same now there’s an unknown about them and that could b a good thing this new GM for the jets has sum kahunas u have to admit

  15. Boys Basketball 3/5 – 6 p.m.
    Lawrence @
    Northern Burlington

    I think that Mark will end up in Philly as a back up this year and starter next year. He’s done in New York City.

  16. This kid “SMITH” has quitter written all over him… another vince young,,immature, spoiled and self centered. That is not lost on opposing teams…frustrate him in the first qtr and he will quit. This JETS team is a serious clown convention starting with the coach….Buttfumble? Toe sucking wife swapper?

  17. The Jet’s have just had twins and both babies are ugly.

    Gino Smith is not a starting quarterback in the NFL. He may become one in time but as of right now he’s light years away.

    Why didn’t they just slog through the season with Sanchez, upgrade personnel at all positions and fix cap mess over ’13 and ’14?

    The only area the Jets consistently under promise and over deliver is their ability to create team chaos at such a high level. Truly the best at it in all of professional sports.

  18. SancheZ certainly couldn’t play up here in Canada. You need a rocket for an arm and be a little athletic. He’s the worst qb I’ve ever seen

  19. dear mr sanchez,
    come to cleveland, norv and chud can make you a super star just ask derek anderson

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