Mark Sanchez | QB | New York Jets
Posted: 5/16/2013 12:40pm et
New York Jets starting QB Mark Sanchez should have an edge on the starting quarterback job over rookie QB Geno Smith after David Garrard's decision to retire, according to former head coach Herm Edwards. 'This is now Mark Sanchez's job to lose,' Edwards said.
Huddle Up: The once-booming Jets QB circus is now down to a couple rings with the release of Tim Tebow and Garrard's decision to retire on Wednesday. Sure the incumbent Sanchez is the odds-on favorite to beat out the second-round pick Smith, but even if he does, it's only going to take a couple of Sanchez turnovers in MetLife Stadium before the calls for the rook hit a fever pitch.
Posted: 5/2/2013 1:09pm et
New York Jets general manager John Idzik said QB Mark Sanchez's $8.25 million salary will not be a factor when the team decides whether QB Mark Sanchez will be on the team this season.
Huddle Up: The consensus is that if the Jets don't envision Sanchez starting, he'll be released. But also consider that the Jets just had to eat the remaining money on Tim Tebow's contract after the QB was recently let go, and it's hard to believe that the franchise would allow so much money to be tied up in QBs not on the roster.
Posted: 4/19/2013 5:09pm et
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez admitted to poor play in 2012. "There's a bunch of situations for me, personally, I wish I would have played a little better at times, but that's part of playing this game and trying to develop your identity as an offense," he said. "And some of the injuries we sustained prevented us from doing that. That's part of the game, too, so we really underachieved as a team."
Huddle Up: Sanchez played poorly and the Jets underachieved... not exactly breaking news. Gang Green has been trying to unload Sanchez this offseason but hasn't found any takers for his salary. Right now he's all the Jets have, but they'll need to make a draft-day splash with a wide receiver (Tavon Austin?) for Sanchez to move the needle fantasy-wise.
Posted: 3/24/2013 11:52pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he does not believe there is a clear-cut favorite on the competition for the starting quarterback job next season. 'I just think it's going to be competition from day one and obviously [QB Mark Sanchez] will take the first snap and things, but that's all you can say,' Ryan said. 'I believe Mark will play a lot better but I also believe that there's going to be some probably stiffer competition than maybe there's been in the past.'
Huddle Up: It's another year, but there's still not a lot to get excited about fantasy-wise as David Garrard -- who hasn't taken an NFL snap since 2010 -- joins the Jets' 2012 crew of Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy.
Posted: 1/22/2013 10:05pm et
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets' top offseason priority will be to bring in another quarterback that will compete with QB Mark Sanchez for the starting role as Sanchez's 55.1 career completion percentage is way too low for a QB in a west coast offense. Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Flynn, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick and San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith seem like unrealistic options because of the Jets' salary cap issues. It's unlikely that New York will use their first-round selection (ninth overall) to select a quarterback in this year's draft.
Huddle Up: If the Jets can't go after one of the top free agents and aren't willing to use their No. 1 pick on a QB, it kind of limits the options, leading one to believe that Sanchez will be starting for Gang Green in Week 1.
Posted: 12/27/2012 1:53pm et
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez was named the starter in Week 17 after Week 16 starter Greg McElroy was diagnosed with a concussion when he experienced headaches lifting weights Thursday, Dec. 27. He will be out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: The circus carousel that is the Jets' QB situation keeps turning, and now it's back to Sanchez, who will get a chance to end his season on a high note following his 5-turnover game in Week 15.
Posted: 12/21/2012 9:45pm et
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez is expected to be the No. 2 quarterback behind QB Greg McElroy in Week 16. It's possible that the Jets will have three active quarterbacks against the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: Shocking as it may be in a season that's largely been a lost cause, it looks as if the Jets still aren't interested in giving Tim Tebow a starting shot.
Posted: 12/20/2012 10:05am et
The New York Jets will explore all options in the offseason with QB Mark Sanchez, including a trade. Trading Sanchez will be difficult because of an $8.25 million guarantee in 2013 in his contract. However, the Jets are taking an open-minded approach and may be willing to start over at quarterback. Due to severe salary cap ramifications, the Jets would be hard-pressed to cut Sanchez, who received a contract extension last March. The cap charge for such a move would be $17.1 million in 2013, although the Jets can spread it over two seasons if they designate him a June 1 cut. New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez has a league-high 50 turnovers in the last 30 games.
Huddle Up: Tough to envision a market for a guy with a prohibitive contract who has more turnovers (50) over the past 30 games than any other player in the league. But that's what makes the Jets the Jets.
Posted: 12/18/2012 2:21pm et
The New York Jets are expected to bench QB Mark Sanchez for Week 16.
Huddle Up: With Sanchez having committed a mind-boggling 50 turnovers since the start of the 2011 season -- including a league-leading 24 this year -- what have the Jets been waiting for? As for fantasy owners, any Jets offensive player -- aside from RB Shonn Greene -- remains on the stay-away-from list.
Posted: 12/18/2012 12:06am et
New York Jets' QB Mark Sanchez completed 13-of-28 passes for 131 yards, a TD, 4 interceptions and a fumble Monday night in a 14-10 Week 15 loss to Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Sanchez's ugly season took a turn for the worse as he single- handedly eliminated the Jets from the playoff chase -- a night capped, fittingly, when couldn't handle a low shotgun snap on the team's final offensive play of the game. Sanchez now has 24 turnovers (17 picks, 7 fumbles) this season -- eclipsing rookie Andrew Luck by 1 for the league lead.
Posted: 12/5/2012 11:55am et
The New York Jets announced Wednesday, Dec. 5, that QB Mark Sanchez will be the starting quarterback in Week 14. Although the Jets appear committed to Sanchez as their starting quarterback, particularly since he is owed $8.25 million in guaranteed money next year, he will be on a short leash in Week 14. Sanchez has 18 turnovers, including five in the last two games. If he struggles in the first half, it'll be QB Greg McElroy time, likely for good.
Huddle Up: Tim Tebow remains sidelined with a rib injury; otherwise this conversation could get real interesting and likely necessitate a new channel on ESPN. We may or may not be cybersquatting on espntebow.com. Oh yeah, Sanchez; at this point there's zero fantasy value in the Jets passing game so Sanchez or McElroy, does it really matter?
Posted: 12/4/2012 1:53pm et
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson reportedly prefers QB Greg McElroy to start over QB Mark Sanchez. However, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano prefer Sanchez this week. Meanwhile, Tim Tebow isn't an option for the starting quarterback job even if he wasn't dealing with injured ribs.
Huddle Up: All the circus aspects of this situation aside, Tebow remains the most valuable fantasy commodity of the 3 QBs due to the rushing numbers he would put up. Still, that doesn't appear to be in the cards for the Jets, who have a real dearth of fantasy options surrounding the QB in any case.
Posted: 12/2/2012 4:18pm et
The New York Jets benched starting QB Mark Sanchez in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 13 game and replaced him with QB Greg McElroy.
Huddle Up: Sanchez was off to an abyssmal start, completing 10-of-21 passes for 97 yards and 3 interceptions in failing to guide the Jets a point. With No. 2 QB Tim Tebow inactive with fractured ribs, Rex Ryan inserted McElroy, who was 5-of-7 for 29 yards and, most importantly, a game-winning 1-yard scoring pass to TE Jeff Cumberland in the fourth quarter. Sanchez should remain the starting QB, but who knows with the Jets' season headed nowhere.
Posted: 11/23/2012 12:18am et
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez was 26-of-36 for 301 yards, a TD, interception and a lost fumble Thursday night in a 49-19 Week 12 loss to the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Sanchez now has 15 turnovers and only 12 TDs in 11 games this season, and once again, the calls for backup Tim Tebow were heard early and often Thursday night at MetLife Stadium, even though the backup QB told reporters afterward that he has a pair of fractured ribs. This is an ugly situation that could get even uglier down the stretch, and fantasy GMs are advised to avoid any part of the Jets' passing game.
Posted: 11/12/2012 8:25pm et
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez knows he needs to be better moving forward. 'I know I've played better than I have yesterday and those last few games ... but I know what we can do. (The Jets) have faith in me.'
Huddle Up: Fans and the media have been speculating about the arrival of Tebow Time for weeks now, but if Rex Ryan and the Jets really believe Tebow offers a sizable upgrade over Sanchez, wouldn't the switch have been made by now?
Posted: 10/16/2012 2:31pm et
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez hinted that the team was able to conserve a bunch of their plays in their lopsided victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6 in which Sanchez only had to throw the ball 18 times. The Jets may use some of the passing plays they designed but didn't have to use against the Colts against the New England Patriots in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Sanchez and the Jets will likely need all the practice and plays they have as they step up big time in class against a Patriots team that will be smarting after a Week 6 loss in Seattle.
Posted: 10/11/2012 1:19pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan revealed Wednesday, Oct. 10, he is not committing to starting QB Mark Sanchez beyond Week 6. 'I'm telling you right now, he's our starting quarterback this week,' Ryan said. When pressed on the matter, Ryan replied, 'What do you want me to say? He's our starter. He's our starter this week.' Sanchez said he doesn't interpret Ryan's remarks as a sign of diminishing confidence. 'He has faith in me, I believe that,' Sanchez said. 'I'm not worried about that, I'm really not.'
Huddle Up: The circus continues in the Big Apple, but this is a big week for Sanchez, who should have some capable targets back this week in TE Dustin Keller and WR Stephen Hill while facing a less-than-formidable Colts' defense.
Posted: 10/9/2012 12:01am et
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez was 14-of-30 for 230 yards a TD and two interceptions Monday night in a 23-17 loss to the visiting Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Despite playing without his top-3 receivers in Santonio Holmes, Dustin Keller and Stephen Hill, and a running game that was limited to 69 yards on 23 carries, Sanchez kept the Jets within range for most of the night. His highlight came in the second quarter when he hooked up with TE Jeff Cumberland on a 27-yard TD strike. He was sacked three times, threw a pair of picks and had several passes knocked down, including three by Texans' defensive lineman/swat artist J.J. Watt.
Posted: 10/6/2012 7:01pm et
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez remains confident he will be the team's starting quarterback moving forward despite his struggles the last three games. 'I don't feel threatened to lose my job at all, anyway,' Sanchez said. 'It's no different whether it's Tim or (Mark) Brunell or Kellen (Clemens), it doesn't change. I'm really not worried about it.' General manager Mike Tannenbaum said there is no pressure from ownership to start QB Tim Tebow. Head coach Rex Ryan has continuously given his support to Sanchez, saying he is equipped to handle the pressure.
Huddle Up: Sanchez may not be admitting concern, but the pressure is most definitely on in the Big Apple. Sanchez is completing less than 50 percent of his passes and has committed as many turnovers (5) as he has TD passes. The team's lack of a supporting cast isn't helping either with Sanchez currently without his top three targets (WRs Santonio Holmes & Plaxico Burress and TE Dustin Keller) from last season.
Posted: 9/19/2012 6:20pm et
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Sanchez should be good to go and ready to air it out Sunday against a Dolphins defense that ranks 30th in the league against the pass, giving up 313.5 aerial yards per outing.
Posted: 9/17/2012 3:14pm et
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez failed to complete all six passes he threw in the second quarter of the team's Week 2 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers after he completed four of five passes for 80 yards and a touchdown on the team's first drive. Sanchez was largely inconsistent in Week 2, finishing 10-for-27 for 138 yards, tying his lowest completion total since his rookie year. WR Stephen Hill was targeted only twice and finished without a catch.
Huddle Up: Sanchez seems to have the Buffalo Bills number, who he ravaged in week one. He found an angry Pittsburgh squad far less forgiving.