Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez opts for surgery
Jets QB Mark Sanchez has decided to undergo surgery on his injured throwing shoulder. He'll be sidelined 4-6 months, which knocks him out for the rest of the 2013 season. Sanchez is signed in New York through 2016 but is fully expected to be cut this offseason. He'll likely need to settle for a backup job elsewhere.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez placed on IR-designated-for-return
The Jets have placed QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) on IR-designated-for-return. It means he's out until at least Week 11. Sanchez has opted against surgery for now, but there's no guarantee he'll be ready to play at any point this season. Even if he is, Sanchez is unlikely to see the field in 2013. He's well off the fantasy radar.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBDoctors tell Sanchez not to get surgery
The New York Daily News reports that multiple doctors have told Jets QB Mark Sanchez not to have surgery on his injured right shoulder. Sanchez visited Dr. James Andrews Wednesday for another opinion on the injury but didn't share details. He has also refused to share specifics on the nature of the injury while continuing to call himself "day-to-day." Sanchez told reporters earlier this week that he had clearly beaten out Geno Smith in the QB competition before getting hurt.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBConfirmed: Sanchez has torn labrum
A checkup by Dr. James Andrews confirmed that Jets QB Mark Sanchez has a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. Sanchez is hoping to go to rehab route and avoid surgery, but going under the knife remains the most likely scenario. Either way, Sanchez is highly unlikely to be playing football this season. Rookie Geno Smith is locked in as the Jets' starting QB.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez likely has partially torn labrum
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Jets QB Mark Sanchez is "believed" to have a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. He's getting a 2nd opinion from Dr. James Andrews this week. A torn labrum would likely sideline Sanchez for 2+ months and would make him a candidate for IR. He has no place on fantasy rosters.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez out until at least Week 3
Jets insider Brian Costello reports that QB Mark Sanchez isn't expected to be ready to play until at least Week 3. That shoulder injury is clearly more serious than the Jets have been letting on. Sanchez still hasn't resumed throwing. QB Geno Smith will have at least 2 games to put a stamp on the starting job. Sanchez's Jets career might be over.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez's shoulder still hurts
ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports that Jets QB Mark Sanchez still had pain in his throwing shoulder as of Saturday. That injury late in the 3rd preseason game, of course, effectively ended the competition to start the opener and triggered the latest rounds of HC Rex Ryan bashing. Other Saturday reports indicate that Sanchez won't find the starting job even when he returns.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez unlikely to be ready for opener
Jets QB Mark Sanchez is unlikely to be ready for Week 1, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Sanchez still hasn't thrown since injuring his shoulder last weekend. That means the Jets will be forced to go with Geno Smith under center in the season opener against the Bucs. The rookie can hang on to the starting job as long as he doesn't self-destruct. Of course, neither Smith nor Sanchez belongs on your fantasy roster.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez out for preseason finale
Jets QB Mark Sanchez avoided a serious shoulder injury. The team is calling it a "bruised right shoulder joint." That's the good news. The bad news is that Sanchez has been ruled out for the preseason finale. That'll give QB Geno Smith another chance to prove capable of handling the Week 1 starting job. We'll see how the rookie fares after tossing 3 picks in the 3rd exhibition.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez hurts shoulder
Jets QB Mark Sanchez left Saturday night's game with an apparent injury to this throwing shoulder. Sanchez didn't enter the game until the 4th quarter, when he got hurt on a hit by Giants DT Marvin Austin. Sanchez held his shoulder and left the field after a brief outing. He has been the front-runner in the Jets' QB competition but sat as rookie Geno Smith started the team's 3rd exhibition contest. We'll see if this issue is serious enough to sway the battle in Smith's favor. Of course, Smith did nothing to earn the job, throwing 3 INTs in his lone preseason start. Rich Cimini of ESPN New York said Sanchez wasn't even expecting to play Saturday night because he had already locked up the starting gig.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez will start preseason opener
Jets HC Rex Ryan announced that QB Mark Sanchez will start the team's preseason opener on Friday night. It's no surprise that the Jets are giving the nod to their veteran. Most reports out of camp have rookie Geno Smith as the better QB early on, though. And he's expected to see action with the starters on Friday, too. This battle will be won and lost in preseason action. Our money is still on Smith being under center for Week 1.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez, Geno both starters
The Jets released their initial depth chart with QB Mark Sanchez and QB Geno Smith listed as co-starters. It's the same move Philly made with its QBs and that plenty of other teams do at positions such as RB. The listing shows that the team isn't ready to name either QB a front-runner in their competition. That's particularly noteworthy for Sanchez, who is the incumbent and has history with HC Rex Ryan.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez still splitting 1st-team reps
According to HC Rex Ryan, the Jets still lack a frontrunner for the starting QB job. New OC Marty Mornhinweg would like to get his offense situated, but he can't until Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith settles in as the #1 guy. Ryan is taking his time making that decision. "I don't think we're close to that right now," he said. "Until we
feel 100% comfortable with that decision we'll just leave it to
competition." Sanchez and Smith have been splitting 1st-team reps thus far. Smith has the better fantasy upside, but it's a situation we're avoiding at the outset in 2013.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBSanchez already tossing INTs
Jets QB Mark Sanchez tossed 3 INTs in Wednesday's practice. HC Rex Ryan called it a "disappointing" and "unacceptable" performance. “This is OTAs and things, but yeah, that’s going to be the pressure that
we’re putting on him,” Ryan said. “He did a lot of great things. It’s
not that you try to cover up the fact you had some bad plays -- no, no,
no you flat tell him. We can’t have these and all that type of stuff. He
knows.” Sanchez tried to brush it off. "A couple of those throws I want back," he said. "But I was just trying
to make a play, that's one of those things where I should pull the ball
down and run or something. I'm shaking the rust off a little bit,
getting back into the swing of things, especially with a lot of young
guys." It's obviously early, but this isn't the start Sanchez wanted after throwing 18 INTs in each of the last 2 years. For what it's worth, rookie Geno Smith tossed 1 pick on Wednesday. The Jets passing game is gonna be ugly in 2013, regardless of who's under center.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBwill head to Jets training camp
Jets owner Woody Johnson says QB Mark Sanchez will remain on the roster into training camp. The plan is to have Sanchez, Geno Smith and David Garrard duke it out in camp and preseason action. Theoretically, the best player will win the starting job, although Sanchez's salary and Smith's draft status give them a significant edge over Garrard. We still wouldn't be surprised if Sanchez is cut prior to Week 1. This remains a situation to stay far, far away from in fantasy drafts.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBon his way to Tampa?
Pro Football Talk reports that Jets-Buccaneers trade talks have included the possibility of QB Mark Sanchez heading to Tampa Bay. The Jets would surely love to unload a contract that didn't even look good when Sanchez signed it before last season. The Bucs don't seem to have bought completely into QB Josh Freeman, but it's not clear whether Sanchez would compete for the starting job upon arrival. Trading Sanchez would leave the Jets with David Garrard, Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy consituting the QB depth chart. CB Darrelle Revis, of course, remains the centerpiece of any deal. And the trade would likely have to include Tampa's 1st-round pick this year (13th overall). If they trade Sanchez, the Jets would look like a near-lock to draft another passer early in the NFL Draft later this month.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBseeks Jeff Garcia's help
According to the New York Daily News, QB Mark Sanchez is about to get some help in preparing for OC Marty Mornhinweg's scheme. Sanchez sought out retired QB Jeff Garcia and will be working with him in the classroom and on the field. Garcia, of course, played under Mornhinweg in San Francisco and Philly. He arguably ran Mornhinweg's West Coast offense better than any other QB the coach has had in various stops. The tutoring can obviously only help Sanchez. While he's at it, the Jets QB should also ask Garcia to teach him about on-field decision making.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBnot guaranteed starting job
Jets HC Rex Ryan confirmed that QB Mark Sanchez is not guaranteed of the starting job in 2013. The position is "wide open," Ryan said. Working in Sanchez's favor is a fully guaranteed $8.25 million contract; the lack of another viable option on the roster; and a fan for life in Ryan. Working against Sanchez is the fact that he's not an NFL-caliber starter. The Jets also figure to bring in better competition through free-agency, the draft, or both. New York is in serious trouble if Sanchez is under center come Week 1.
Mark SanchezNYJ -QBwill start Week 17
Jets QB Mark Sanchez will start the team's season finale against the Bills. It has nothing to do with performance -- QB Greg McElroy was diagnosed with a concussion on Thursday morning. It's another slap in the face to QB Tim Tebow. Sanchez has tossed 17 INTs vs. 13 TDs across 14 appearances. The Jets' passing game remains hands-off in fantasy.
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