Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Jets met with the representatives for QB Mark Sanchez on Friday at the Scouting Combine to discuss the his future with the team.
According to Cimini, nothing was resolved during their preliminary discussions, but they reportedly agreed to “maintain open lines of communication.”
Sanchez, , is coming off of season-ending labrum tear to his throwing shoulder, but is said be progressing nicely following surgery.
Cimini mentions that Sanchez will continue his rehab at the Jets’ facility next week, so that the team can get a look at how he’s doing.
The consensus belief is that the Jets will likely part ways with Sanchez based on the fact that he will have a staggering $13.1 million salary-cap figure for 2014 season. The Jets stand to gain $8.3 million in cap space by releasing him, which could be too much to pass up. It’s also worth mentioning that Sanchez has a $2 million roster bonus that Cimini doesn’t see them picking up.
There is a chance of course that he could be asked to take a pay cut, but we’ll have to see if they elect to go this route.
It’s worth mentioning that Sanchez has been a turnover machine in recent years, which includes 52 turnovers from 2011-12. Some have mentioned that Sanchez could have a better than expected market if he was cut loose.
Speculative options could include the Browns, Jaguars, Raiders, Texans and Vikings.