Mark Sanchez Fantasy Football News, Notes, Rumors and Statistics
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:47:07 -0700
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes said he believes that QB Mark Sanchez will be the team's starter on Day 1, even though Sanchez is involved in a competition with rookie QB Geno Smith. "Coaches brought him back and they kept him on this team for a reason. He's a great leader and he's got great potential and he's excited about this season upcoming, and so am I." Holmes indicated that he restructured his deal to remain with the Jets because of Sanchez. "I think everybody believes in him," Holmes said "He wouldn't be here if anybody didn't believe in him. He's still wearing the same No. 6 jersey that he wore since the day he got drafted here, and I think the organization and even the team love him and we're going to continue supporting him."
Fantasy Tip: Of course, Sanchez will need more than Holmes' belief in him in order to fend off Smith, but it doesn't hurt. Still, Sanchez doesn't figure to be more than a QB3, likely undraftable in 12-team leagues with 16-man rosters.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:59:44 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith had his chance to work with the first-team offense Wednesday, June 12, at minicamp. Quarterbacks coach David Lee explained Smith and QB Mark Sanchez will alternate first-team reps every two practices. Smith reportedly struggled Wednesday, although he did not throw any interceptions.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:23:23 -0700
New York Jets QB coach David Lee said QB Geno Smith's adjustment from his West Virginia to this West Coast offense has been a struggle. "[He's] just struggling with basic things, snap count at the line of scrimmage, delivery in the huddle can be more consistent. Little things are really what's killing him, but he's competed well and he's shown us he's got a really good arm." Lee said, however, that he expects Smith to be ready to go by September. Lee said Mark Sanchez is struggling to protect the ball and must cut down on turnovers. The Jets have been doing a gauntlet drill -- they call it the "Sanchez Drill" -- where they try to knock the ball loose from his hands.
Fantasy Tip: More follies from this volatile fantasy position that shouldn't be recognized as anything more than a low-end backup. Sanchez looks like he may be in the early lead, but much can change come August.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:11:33 -0700
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:48:17 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez worked exclusively with the first-team offense in practice Tuesday, June 11. He completed four of his eight pass attempts, missing the final four, and took a sack in seven-on-seven drills. Jets rookie QB Geno Smith went 4-for-7 and was sacked three times while working with the second-string offense.
Fantasy Tip: It is looking more likely that Sanchez will start Week 1 for the Jets, but just how long he holds the job is anyone's guess. He should be avoided in all fantasy drafts.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 08:14:29 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez could win the starting quarterback because QB Geno Smith has not been very impressive during organized team activities. Smith could have a chance to start if he plays well during the preseason.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:03:11 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is not in any hurry to name a starting quarterback. While he fawned over the ability of QB Geno Smith Wednesday, June 5, he was less effusive about QB Mark Sanchez. However, he did say the struggles by Sanchez last year were beyond him. "I think when you come back you have to erase the computer," Ryan said. "You start all over again and I think Mark's done that and I think a bunch of us have done that."
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:17:00 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team is not close to naming a starting quarterback. "I don't think we're close to that right now," Ryan said. "The process is, you don't have to make that move. But until we feel 100 percent comfortable with that decision, then we'll just leave it to competition." Ryan did not say if QB Mark Sanchez or QB Geno Smith has an edge in the competition.
Thu, 30 May 2013 15:32:01 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said the notion of him not starting Week 1 hasn't crossed his mind. His confidence appeared to be improved one week after Sanchez threw three interceptions during an organized team activity practice and was chided by head coach Rex Ryan. Sanchez, who went 8-for-12 on passing attempts in team drills Thursday, May 30, said his accuracy is "where [he wants] it to be," echoing offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's comments from last week. Ryan said Sanchez's confidence is returning. QB Geno Smith, meanwhile, said he wouldn't be disappointed if he began the season on the bench, though a source close to him claims he'd be crushed if he wasn't the opening-week starter.
Fantasy Tip: Whoever wins the honor to direct this West Coast offense will have low-end QB2 value, if not worse. Smith would have more fantasy upside if he can get things together, but that's not a safe bet.
Thu, 30 May 2013 12:27:11 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Mark Sanchez lost some confidence in 2012. "I think it's safe to say maybe some of his confidence was shaken a little bit last year," said Ryan. "I think he's done a nice job this offseason. I think he's in great shape. Is he more accurate with the football? I'm not sure what the numbers will say, I really don't know."
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