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Preparation and looking good at practice was never Mark's problem.More talk that Sanchez won’t be a Jet when the season starts
Posted by Michael David Smith
Mark Sanchez may be atop the Jets’ quarterback depth chart right now. But he may not be on the Jets’ quarterback depth chart at all in four months.
There’s increasing talk that if rookie Geno Smith looks good this summer, and if veteran David Garrard stays healthy, that the Jets will go into the season with Smith and Garrard as their top two quarterbacks, and go into the season without Sanchez at all.
Peter King writes at SI.com that it wouldn’t be surprising if the Jets traded Sanchez or cut him before Week One, while the New York Post reports that the Jets are smitten with Smith and view the starting quarterback job as Smith’s to lose. In fact, the Post‘s Brian Costello believes the only way Sanchez will be a Jet this season is if Smith simply can’t figure out an NFL offense by September and Garrard simply can’t stay healthy at age 35.
The problem, of course, is Sanchez’s contract, which guarantees him $8.75 million whether he’s on the Jets or not. But the Post suggests that the Jets might agree to eat about $6 million of that as part of a trade. No team would trade for Sanchez on his current deal, but some team might trade for Sanchez if the Jets are paying most of his salary.
Jets coach Rex Ryan has said that Sanchez will get the first snap of the first practice with the first-string offense, and that after that, it’s an open competition for the job. But the competition with Smith and Garrard will be a tough one for Sanchez to win. And if he doesn’t win, he may be done in New York.
It's on Sundays that he falls asleep at the wheel.
Forget about Garrard starting. He was signed to replace Tebow who replaced Brunell. That's his role. Besides, he's the smallest QB in our entire inventory.
Garrard struggled to beat out Leftwich, got dumped for Gabbert, and was penciled in as the starter for Miami based on experience alone.
Tannehill would've won the job no matter what.
Except Tannehill DIDN'T win the job...
somebody pump the brakes.
The kid's had a couple of practices against other rookies and he's being hailed as the next coming???
Talk about a setup for failure....
He might be all that and a bag of chips but based on a couple of practices????
This is the time of year when everyone is excited for a new season but the fact is that in 3 years, half of the draft picks of this year will likely be cut or playing somewhere else. Maybe half of that will be starting. Maybe one is a pro bowler. That's every team BTW.
Let the kid develop before everyone puts all their hopes and dreams on his shoulders.
The benefit of keeping Sanchez (turnover6) is that he will make Geno a better QB in the long run. I think we benefit by keeping Sanchez during 2013 and let Geno earn his way onto the teams starting position. If he is obviously a much better QB at the start of the season then, yes, he starts; however, most very good QB benefit by sitting for awhile.
Im always in the minority, but ive come to the conclusion that Geno absolutely SHOULD be the starter THIS year.
The rookie salary cap is more forgiving (especially for second rounders), and i think he will get enough prep in preseason and TC.
What better way to see what you got then get him in ther at game speed, with real NFL players trying to annihilate him.
Big LOL's to the "Dont start Geno because we started Mark, and look what happened" Really?
The Jets are going to give Smith every opportunity to "win" the job. They are hoping he has a TC like Wilson had last year for the Seahawks.
Mark's future is not here. Why delay the inevitable?
Luck, and RGIII and Wilson(just last year) didnt need "adjustment time", and neither should Geno if he is going to be the franchise qb.
Also, he would get a few years if he showed any kind of progression whatsoever. Mark showed none, and is still riding the train.
And it isn't like we took him in the Top 5. He is a 2nd round pick. If we don't like what we see then we can take another QB next year. The Jets aren't dependent on what happens with Geno. If he turns out to be a good player that will be great. But if he doesn't the team would have sucked anyway. It is not like we are putting him on a ready-made team like we did with Sanchez.
Sanchez is a goner either way. Idzik is waiting to see if Garrard is healthy and can stay healthy. I think Sanchez gets traded or cut before season.
From what is being said about the way he handles the interviews after practices, he shows he can handle it mentally. I'm in the start Geno group unless he is like a deer in the headlights. If we are going to suck this year, ie Cowoys w/Aikman, might as well let Geno learn on the field. Plus Mark already proved he can't handle the spotlight being focused on him, although I think a smaller market and less female temptation could help him too
Sanchez is the 3rd string QB next season boys with Garrard and Geno as 1 and 2 on the depth chart respectively. Get used to it.
Let Geno feed off the energy like Mark did his rookie year. It's a good thing.
That "put him on the shelf for a year" mentality is for wusses that buy new sneakers and keep them boxed and stuffed with tissue cos they're afraid they might get dirty.
You folks know who you are.