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Fri, 24 May 2013 11:20:18 -0700
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said QB Mark Sanchez does not have an edge over QB Geno Smith for the starting quarterback job this season.
Thu, 23 May 2013 10:33:55 -0700
An anonymous New York Jets player said that the team is skeptical about QB Mark Sanchez and his ability to be successful. "Everyone on the team likes Mark personally, but there's a general feeling among some of the players that maybe it's time to give someone else a chance." The player said 80 to 90 percent of the roster agrees with that statement. Sanchez is still trying to figure out the team's new West Coast offense.
Fantasy Tip: Any way you look at it, the Jets' quarterback situation won't be pretty this year. Sanchez or Geno Smith, whoever wins the competition, won't be endorsed for anything more than a poor QB2 this year.
Wed, 22 May 2013 15:02:21 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he was disappointed with QB Mark Sanchez after he threw three interceptions during organized team activities Wednesday, May 22. "Yeah, it is. Absolutely. It's a good thing defense makes the plays, but no, I'd rather him not turn the ball over once," Ryan said. "He did a lot of great things, and then those negative things, at the end of the day, that's what gets you beat. And so we got to do a better job of eliminating those turnovers."
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:25:36 -0700
New York Jets QBs Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith both struggled during organized team activities Wednesday, May 22, with Sanchez completing only six of his 11 passes, including three interceptions. Sanchez worked with the first-team unit, although he and Smith received basically the same number of snaps. Smith completed only three of 10 passes with an interception.
Fantasy Tip: Not a good start to the team's quarterback competition. It's probably best to stay away from whoever wins this starting gig. There should be plenty of higher upside options for your QB2 spot as Week 1 approaches.
Tue, 21 May 2013 11:03:35 -0700
New York Jets QBs Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith are expected to compete for the starting quarterback job this offseason, but the quarterback competition could be settled well before the team even heads to training camp in July. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg wants one of the two QBs to separate himself from the other, and if that happens this week, the team isn't against naming their starter early. "Common sense tells you that you hope it's quick, but this is going to be a full blown competition. Period," Mornhinweg said.
Sanchez, because of his experience, has the advantage to take control of the early competition. Smith, who spent much of his college days in shotgun, is spending a ton of time taking snaps from under center during OTAs with quarterbacks coach David Lee. Mornhinweg knows that the longer their QB competition lasts, the less time the winner will have to work with the first-team offense. The team also won't just name a starter to name a starter, they want a clear winner in the competition.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez has the leg up on Smith from the start, but that could change. Neither quarterback will be a solid fantasy backup QB, though, because of the team's lack of solid receiving threats and the fact that either QB could be replaced at any point during the season due to poor performance.
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:45:39 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress, who also played for the New York Jets in 2011, said QB Mark Sanchez could improve in the future. "I think he will turn the corner and become a good quarterback in the league," Burress said. "... I've said that from Day One. But he has to just go out and put it together. I believe that he will."
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez will receive competition in training camp from Greg McElroy and Geno Smith, but it's Sanchez's job to lose. If he does enough to win the job, he won't be recommended as a solid backup fantasy QB, though, given the Jets' lack of weapons on roster.
Thu, 16 May 2013 14:55:19 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith verbally blasted New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez Thursday, May 16. "He sucks," Smith reportedly said. "I wouldn't let Mark Sanchez throw me a paper bag sandwich."
Thu, 16 May 2013 12:51:19 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he expects to win the starting quarterback job this offseason. Sanchez said he knows he needs to cut down on his interceptions and expects to improve in that area.
Wed, 15 May 2013 14:11:52 -0700
New York Jets starting QB Mark Sanchez should have an edge on the starting quarterback job over QB Geno Smith after the news of QB David Garrard possibly retiring today, according to former head coach Herm Edwards. "This is now Mark Sanchez's job to lose," Edwards said.
Mon, 13 May 2013 16:19:47 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he expects to learn from QB Mark Sanchez even though they will be competing for the starting quarterback job. "He's a guy I'm going to be in competition with but at the same time I'm going to learn from," Smith said. "He's a professional, he's done it for several years. He's carried himself well in my opinion. Everything that he's done, the ups and downs, the overall perception of him may be swayed depending on the games he's played, but I think he's a pretty good quarterback and I like forward to competing with him and being around him."
Wed, 08 May 2013 16:15:36 -0700
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes indicated he believes QB Mark Sanchez should be the team's starting quarterback at this point. "Right now, it's Sanchez, and that's who we're going with, and we're going to continue on this road until time permits," Holmes said.
Fri, 03 May 2013 07:04:48 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez could very well be the team's starting quarterback this upcoming season. Sanchez may provide the team's best option at quarterback because QB Geno Smith is considered raw at this point and QB David Garrard is 35 years old and hasn't played an NFL game since 2010. Head coach Rex Ryan is likely coaching for his job this year, so he likely will pick the starting quarterback who will best help him win games in the short term.
Thu, 02 May 2013 11:06:58 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he is not concerned with what fans are thinking about him. "There's not enough hours in the day to worry about what fans are saying, what the media is saying, if this is my last chance," Sanchez said.
Thu, 02 May 2013 10:08:19 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he will work with QB Geno Smith and help him out in any way he can.
Thu, 02 May 2013 10:07:21 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he fully expects to win the competition for the starting quarterback job.
Wed, 01 May 2013 12:06:24 -0700
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.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:57:44 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday, April 30, in a radio interview that there is no guarantee QB Mark Sanchez or QB Geno Smith will be the team's starting quarterback next season, but he did say the public would see the best Sanchez they've ever seen. General manager John Idzik also concurred that Sanchez will be invigorated by the newness inside the team's headquarters. "There is no guarantee that Mark will be our starter, there's no question," Ryan said. "That job's going to have to be earned."
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:33:51 -0700
New York Jets general manager John Idzik said there is no guarantee QB Mark Sanchez is on the roster past June 1, but it is likely he will still be with the team.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 13:56:37 -0700
The New York Jets are expected to keep QB Mark Sanchez into the preseason and allow him to compete for the starting quarterback job. He is scheduled to report for the team's workout Monday, April 28.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez is expected to compete with Geno Smith and possibly David Garrard for the starting job during offseason workouts and training camp. Whoever wins the job likely will not have much fantasy value next season and would be a weak No. 2 quarterback.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 12:24:35 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Mark Sanchez will still receive the first snap during offseason workouts even though the team selected QB Geno Smith in the draft. Ryan said he still has confidence in Sanchez.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:33:17 -0700
The New York Jets will consider releasing QB Mark Sanchez after taking QB Geno Smith in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:13:51 -0700
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."
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:16:27 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said there were times last season where he forced the ball too much. "As a whole, we sustained some tough injuries," Mark Sanchez said. "We didn't quite develop an identity. I think, at times, there were decisions I made that put our team in a tough spot. I just forced the ball here or there. I tried to make up for something we didn't have or something wasn't right. You try to make a play and it comes back to get you."
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:15:26 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he still approaches this team like it is his and that is the mindset he has to take. "I'm coming into compete and be the best player I can," Sanchez said. "That's my only focus. Nothing has really changed in my approach. You approach this thing like it's yours, and that's how you have to feel."
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:14:21 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez is not concerned about recent trade rumors. "I don't know what to say," Sanchez said. "That's more of an upstairs question. I'm not really worried about that."
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:19:20 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he is ready to compete for the starting quarterback job and is approaching the competition like it is his job to lose. "I'm coming in to compete and to be the best player that I can," Sanchez said. "That's really my only focus. The first thing I can do is learn this offense forwards and backwards. When we go out on the field, it's my job to be the most accurate guy and the best decision maker… and then we'll see what happens from there. But nothing has really changed in my approach. You approach the thing like it's yours and that's just how you got to feel."
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:26:22 -0700
Updating a previous report, sources deny a report that New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez would be part of a deal which would send CB Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:12:46 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are unlikely to trade for New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez in a package that would include CB Darrelle Revis, but that doesn't mean the two teams haven't discussed Sanchez as part of any potential deal.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:43:12 -0700
If the New York Jets trade CB Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, QB Mark Sanchez could be a part of the trade. It is not known if Sanchez would be the starter if included in a trade.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:20:28 -0700
There are four teams that could be potential targets for the New York Jets to attempt to trade QB Tim Tebow to, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. According to Cimini, the teams in need of a backup quarterback are the Seattle Seahawks, the Chicago Bears, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cimini points out that the Seahawks could be a long shot because head coach Pete Carroll called Tebow a major distraction for Jets QB Mark Sanchez.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:49:46 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez is working with former NFL QB Jeff Garcia this offseason. Garcia played in San Francisco and Philadelphia for Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and is teaching the Jets QB the west coast offense. "He's doing an excellent job -- the progress Mark has made over the past three weeks is definitely very positive,'' Garcia said. "It shows Mark is committed to bettering himself and getting himself more mentally prepared."
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:27:40 -0700
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."
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:24:12 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Mark Sanchez will get the first snap when offseason workouts begin but will have to compete with QB David Garrard for the starting job.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should not look to the Jets for a fantasy quarterback next season no matter who wins the starting job. Neither Sanchez nor Garrard likely would be anything more than a No. 3 fantasy quarterback if they won the job.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:55:41 -0700
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is still a strong believer in QB Mark Sanchez. "We'll see some changes that will make it a lot easier for Mark," Johnson said. "I don't think we have seen the best of Mark yet."
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:08:05 -0700
New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said QB Mark Sanchez has shown he can be successful but needs to be more consistent with his play next season. "He's proven he can play at a winning level, at a high level. ... Now his challenge is, and our challenge is, playing at that level on a much more consistent basis," Mornhinweg said.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:11:53 -0700
New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said QB Mark Sanchez probably will have the early edge in the quarterback competition leading up to next season.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 07:15:46 -0800
New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said there is not a certain completion percentage benchmark that he'll need his quarterback to reach in order to win in 2013. Mornhinweg added that he has seen quarterbacks have great seasons without great completion percentages. "Some of the great ones have really not thrown for such great accuracy," Mornhinweg said. "Steve Young was astronomical accuracy-wise. Brett Favre wasn't. Brett Favre, I believe won an MVP two different times out of the three times that he won it, throwing 58, 59, 60 percent, somewhere in there. So they all come in different shapes and sizes." QB Mark Sanchez completed just 54.3 percent of his passes last season, ranking 30th of 32 qualifying quarterbacks.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:57:56 -0800
New York Jets general manager John Idzik will approach a few players about restructuring their contracts. The most likely candidates are LB David Harris (team-high $13 million cap charge), WR Santonio Holmes ($12.5 million), CB Antonio Cromartie ($10.8 million), OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson ($10.7 million) and DT Sione Pouha ($6.2 million). QB Mark Sanchez ($12.9 million) could also be a candidate; however, it doesn't make sense to push his money into future years, considering his tenuous position on the team.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:50:01 -0800
Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum acknowledged Thursday, Feb. 14, during a television interview that signing QB Mark Sanchez to a five-year, $58.25 million deal may have been a mistake considering Sanchez's lack of progress. "I don't think I would have signed a quarterback to an extension knowing that he'd have 26 turnovers," Tannenbaum said. "That might be one of the reasons I'm right sitting here with you guys. Not that this is not a great place to spend Valentine's Day." Tannenbaum still thinks Sanchez can turn his game around. "But if we're sitting here a year or two from now, I still think Mark's going to be a good, credible quarterback in the NFL."
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:46:38 -0800
The New York Jets have not asked QB Mark Sanchez to restructure his contract.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:17:11 -0800
Former NFL RB LaDainian Tomlinson, who played with New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez in 2010 and 2011, does not believe the Jets when they say they're planning to bring in competition for Sanchez at the quarterback position in the offseason. "They said that last year," Tomlinson said. "They brought Tim Tebow in and it wasn't much of a competition because (Tony) Sparano didn't know what to do with Tim Tebow. I just think they're in a situation where they have to stick with Sanchez."
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 04:20:40 -0800
Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum felt the contract extension the team awarded to QB Mark Sanchez was the best move long-term for the franchise. "We thought we were getting cost certainty for a guy we thought would be our quarterback for years to come," Tannenbaum said. "That was our thinking when we did it. Obviously, based on this year, it hasn't worked out that way yet. But I think Mark's career is far from over." Sanchez received a three-year extension, including an $8.25 million guarantee for 2013.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:08:59 -0800
The New York Jets have every intention to bring in competition at almost every position next season, including at starting quarterback, where QB Mark Sanchez will have plenty of competition. The team's personnel department will likely have their eyes on West Virginia QB Geno Smith, Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib and Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas in this year's draft. Before general manager Mike Tannenbaum was let go, the team also considered the possibility of bringing in free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders). The team also spent plenty of time with North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon at the Senior Bowl last week. "I think he's champing at the bit," GM John Idzik said of Sanchez. "And he wants to get going with his new coordinator (Marty Mornhinweg). He's all about competing. I got a really good feeling from Mark."
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:38:15 -0800
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez reached out to former QB Jeff Garcia in order to learn new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's version of the west coast offense.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:11:11 -0800
New York Jets general manager John Idzik reiterated during a radio interview there will be competition for the team's starting quarterback job. When asked if he's comfortable with QB Mark Sanchez as the starting quarterback, Idzik replied, "I'm comfortable with Mark being a Jet."
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:07:26 -0800
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie said he believes QB Mark Sanchez can be a good quarterback if he had better players surrounding him. "If he has good, veteran players around him -- ones that know how to practice and compete at a high level every day -- then you'll have a better quarterback. But when you don't have a supporting cast around him, you're going to get an average or below-average quarterback. That's what we got," Cromartie said.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:00:44 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan thinks QB Mark Sanchez will thrive next season under new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinwig and quarterbacks coach David Lee. "He's got to be popping out of his skin… as any quarterback (would)," said Ryan, who bumped into Sanchez at the team facility on Thursday. "You have a combination of Marty Mornhinweg and David Lee as coaches. That's a heck of a start. So I believe Mark needs to erase his hard drive. It's new. He's got be excited about it."
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:24:35 -0800
New York Jets general manager John Idzik is expected to sign or trade for a veteran quarterback to compete with QB Mark Sanchez for the team's starting job.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:20:58 -0800
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez called former NFL QB Jeff Garcia this week to get a head start on the West Coast offensive scheme of offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Sanchez and Garcia hope to meet in Southern California in the coming weeks for some classroom and on-field work. Mornhinweg was Garcia's offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles. In 2000, Garcia threw for a career-high 4,278 yards and 31 touchdowns under Mornhinweg.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:08:58 -0800
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. Sanchez's 55.1 career completion percentage is way too low for a QB in a west coast offense, though, so he isn't expected to be the answer. 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.