Though all indications are Geno Smith will remain the Jets’ starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, head coach Rex Ryan left the door to a Mark Sanchez return open just a crack on Wednesday.
Mount Sanchez erupted back in August. We’re just now feeling the tremors.
“We really don’t care what people that don’t believe in us say,” Ryan declared during a conference call Tuesday. “We care about what our fans think. We care about what our locker room knows to be the truth.”
The maligned quarterback, who was once dubbed “The Sanchize” and drew early comparisons to Joe Namath, had season-ending surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday.
Mark Sanchez has undergone his season-ending surgery to undergo an injured shoulder.
The Jets said Wednesday they were considering reaching into their bag of tricks to try the old color-coded wristband approach with rookie quarterback Geno Smith, but a few hours later decided against it.
In a year where it appears the Giants have hit rock-bottom and the Jets look ready to slide off the map, Sanchez gets to sit back and bask in the realization that he had nothing to do with any of it.
Some Jets fans don’t just want to replace Geno Smith after a bad game in the fourth week of his rookie season, they want to replace him with a guy with even less experience. That’s just amazing logic.
He went the rehab route and didn’t get the results he wanted, so now Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has reportedly chosen to go under the knife.
There are good things happening right now as Smith is making progress, Powell has some chops as a running back and the defense is playing the way a Ryan defense is supposed to.
Smith replayed the mistakes in his head, pondering what he could have done different. There were forced throws and poor decisions in a frustrating fourth quarter that led to the Jets’ 13-10 loss to the Patriots last week.
Placing Sanchez on short-term injured reserve, means he will not be able to play for the next eight weeks.
Ryan, during a conference call Friday, says he never declared a winner and that Sanchez’s comments are simply “his opinion.”
The Jets never publicly declared a winner to their quarterback competition between Mark Sanchez and rookie Geno Smith. But Sanchez, who injured his right shoulder in the team’s third preseason game, said Thursday that the job was his.
Sanchez might be wise to rethink things. If he goes under the knife now, he is certain to avoid the lengthy cross-his-fingers-period.