The Jets may try to keep Mark Sanchez on the team – at a reduced rate – to provide some competiton to Geno Smith.
From Kristian Dyer of Metro:
The Jets and representatives for Sanchez met this past weekend in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine to discuss the quarterback’s future in green and white. Sanchez, who missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury suffered in preseason, is progressing well with his rehab and should be ready for offseason workouts and minicamp.
Sanchez is due to make $13.1 million, but would clear $8.3 million in cap space if he is cut.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comTwo thoughts occur to me, other than the obvious NOOOOOooooooooooooooooo!!
First, this seems like the same posturing the Jets did with Darrelle Revis last year when they were prepared to trade him away, then prepared to keep him blah-blah-blah. Is this a play to flush out any potential suitors that might want to add him to their roster in an attempt to get them to trade for Sanchez?
Second, even if the Jets were to keep Sanchez at a reduced rate will he be able to provide the needed competition or the requisite play should the need arise? To be fair, Sanchez’s completion percentage was better in last year’s preseason but does this coaching staff have any faith in his ability to actually improve?