Rex Ryan has announced that the team will go back to Mark Sanchez this Sunday against the terrible Jacksonville Jaguars. This is really no surprise to us. Jets’ GM Mike Tennenbaum gave Sanchez a horrendously stupid contract extension that basically guarantees him $8.3M next season whether he is on the team or not.
So what is Rex going to do? You bench him for the season and you have $8.3M sitting on your bench next year. The best thing the Jets can hope for at this point is that Sanchez plays well against the crappy teams that are left on the schedule… thus making him a more attractive trade bait or contract swap in the offseason…. both are highly unlikely. Greg McElroy did enough to make this whole thing interesting… but I think his ceiling is Chad Pennington.
Face it Jet fans… Sanchez is likely back next year and will probably be under center for the first snap week 1.