The move with Antonio Cromartie could be just the first of a few high-profile players being released this offseason by the Jets.
As far as the fans and many in the media go, it is almost a foregone conclusion that Mark Sanchez will not return to the Jets for a sixth season. And yet it may not be that simple. Nor, frankly, should it be.
“Let’s just let it play out,” Ryan told reporters on Thursday at the NFL Combine. “I always want guys back … (Would) I want him back? Absolutely.”
He may not be a Jet next season, but Mark Sanchez will likely be 100 percent healthy.
Don’t expect Mark Sanchez to go the way of Tim Tebow. The quarterback apparently won’t have much trouble finding a job if he’s cut by the Jets this offseason.
New York’s most popular backup quarterback will be sticking around in 2014. The Jets have extended Matt Simms’ contract through next season, according to the New York Daily News.
“We will always look to improve every position in any manner we can and that doesn’t change going into 2014,” John Idzik said. “We’ll look at quarterbacks. Yes, we’ll look at quarterbacks.”
The second-round draft pick, who has 10 touchdowns and 21 interceptions, says he expects to be in “full competition with myself and every other guy who’s in camp.”
Thursday was a day for giving thanks. As unbelievable as it might sound, Mark Sanchez was thankful for his Jets career.
Sanchez says he’ll be back “better than ever.” Whether that chance comes with the Jets remains to be seen, but the quarterback, who underwent shoulder surgery on Oct. 8, has a clear preference.
For the second week in a row, a New York football team has a chance to save its season at MetLife Stadium. Can the Jets do what the Giants could not?
Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley has been downgraded as out for Sunday’s game with the Ravens.
“No, I’m not Mark,” Smith said Wednesday. “I don’t think it’s fair to compare his season to mine. It’s two different seasons, two different guys, two different players, two different styles, two different systems.”
Since 1990, teams that go 6-4 have made the playoffs more than 60 percent of the time. Teams that open 5-5? Just 29 percent. That’s what the Jets did Sunday. They cut their postseason chances in half.
“I look at it now and I had the time of my life as a Jet,” Moore said. “I’m proud to be a Jet. I enjoyed my time here. Today, I am a bigger Jets fan than I was when I ran out on Sundays in full uniform.”