By its very nature, the media has given even the most modest of users an overinflated sense of self-importance. It has turned the egotistical and self-absorbed athlete into an even larger bigger-than-life entity.
The 35-year-old Garrard was removed from the reserve-retired list two weeks ago and placed on the exempt list, meaning he was eligible to practice and attend meetings. The Jets had until 4 p.m. EDT Monday to decide whether to activate him.
Even though he’s turned into a bit of a sympathetic figure, the former first-round pick still does not have many supporters. Forbes released its list of the most disliked players in the NFL on Monday, and the 26-year-old came in fifth.
Whether it’s been Geno Smith or Mark Sanchez before him, over the last couple of years the Jets’ quarterbacks have found themselves in countless vulnerable situations following losses, left to face the throngs of media looking for answers — which has led to a vast collection of apologies.
What do you get when you combine a slow news cycle with the latest in Internet hilarity? “Drake Hands.” Lots and lots of “Drake Hands.”
The Jets have signed quarterback David Garrard. he 35-year-old signed with the Jets on March 11, but then announced that he was retiring on May 15.
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.