Ian Rapoport @RapSheet 2m
Source: #Jets QB Mark Sanchez has decided he plans to have surgery on his torn labrum after attempting to rehab. 4-6 month rehab process
Rex better hope Geno gets a lot better, he's going to get destroyed by the media and fan base if we finish in last place and Geno continues to play like he has been. Such a dumb decision to play Sanchez in that preseason game, so we could "win"
It's Geno Smith's team in New York now, if there was any remaining doubt.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has decided to undergo season-ending surgery on his torn labrum. Sanchez faces a 4-6 month recovery, according to a person informed of the rehabilation process.
In one sense, Sanchez is doing the Jets a favor. He has no future with the team and his potential return to the sidelines this year could only create a distraction. On the other hand, the Jets designated Sanchez for return when they placed him on injured reserve. Each NFL team can only use that tag one time in a season, and the Jets burned it on Sanchez.
Someone in the organization was clearly hopeful that Sanchez would play again this season. (We doubt that someone was general manager John Idzik.) Despite Geno Smith's up-and-down play, the rookie has shown potential this season. The Jets need to play Smith and live with the rollercoaster. It's better than what Sanchez gave them last year, when his arrow was simply pointed down.
Sanchez, who has two years left on his rookie contract, should be released by the Jets after the season. The timing of the surgery should allow Sanchez to get healthy in time for free agency and the 2014 offseason. Look for some team to give Sanchez a shot as a backup quarterback, but his days competing for a starting job should be over.
This is the day Jets fans have pined for. They won't have Sanchez to kick around anymore.
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Good luck with the surgery Mark...
I believe this to be true. So the Jets wasted their IR-Designated to return ?
Smart move by the FO. Brilliant!
Who cares when/why he got hurt? He wasn't going to help us this year and he's not in the plans for next year.
I hope Sanchez all the best on a successful surgery, a speedy recovery, and better luck with his next team.
Because I'm not seeing the great loss of losing the worst QB in the NFL over the past four years and getting an opportunity to fully judge your 2nd Round Draft Pick QB to see if he is or is not our future at the QB position.
i.e. Nothing of worth has been lost.
This.I hope Sanchez all the best on a successful surgery, a speedy recovery, and better luck with his next team
Bye Bye Mark! Good luck in Minnesota, Jacksonville, or Oakland.
Good. Nice to have some closure (for those that had a shred of doubt).