Jets owner Woody Johnson reiterated that Mark Sanchez is “our franchise quarterback,” despite the increasing criticism from fans and his teammates.
“I don’t view him that way,” said Johnson, via the New York Daily News. “That’s what he is.”
The Jets organization as whole is responsible for their current predicament, but offering relentless support for Sanchez and a rather underwhelming roster probably isn’t the best way to generate fan support.
If Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan are still in place at the start of the offseason, it could very well be their last opportunity to right the ship and get the Jets back into playoff contention.
Jets RB Shonn Greene mentioned that it’s time for something to change in regards to the team’s quarterback position.
“Something’s got to change,” Greene told Yahoo! Sports. “You feel bad for Mark [Sanchez], but at the same time you want to win games. We’re not here to protect people’s feelings. If you want to win games, you’ve got to try something. If somebody’s not getting the job done, you see if somebody else can do it. It’s the same with coaching, or any position. You don’t mean to belittle someone or say ‘he sucks.’ That’s just the harsh reality.”
Yesterday, a report included numerous comments from Jets players who didn’t believe Tim Tebow was the answer. It seems as though the Jets locker room is a complete disaster right now and the situation is hardly conducive of winning. I don’t expect to see a QB change for the Jets in the coming weeks, but you would have to think they can’t do any worse right now.