Mark Sanchez recently mentioned that he hopes to remain with the New York Jets beyond this season and went as far to say that he is hoping to start for the Jets in 2014.
“That’s all I’m thinking about,” Sanchez said, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. “Coming back next year, leading this team and playing well.
“I know I’ve heard a lot of stuff on the outside about me not being here and stuff like that. I don’t know if that’s necessarily the case in the building. Hopefully not. Hopefully, I’m a Jet. That’s where I am, that’s where I want to be.”
Sanchez, 27, is recovering from shoulder surgery after suffering torn labrum he sustained during the preseason. Sanchez also admits that he has yet to talk with team management about his future status.
“The way things are coming along, it sounds like I’ll be bionic,” he said. “I don’t want to say like [the movie] ‘Rookie of the Year,’ but hopefully something like that, where I’ll come back better.”
Sanchez has three years remaining on a five-year, $58.25 million deal and counts a staggering $13.1 million against the team’s 2014 salary cap. With Sanchez carrying such a hefty cap figure tag, it seems certain that Sanchez will be released during the offseason.
Rookie QB Geno Smith has been horrible in recent weeks and is now the NFL leader in interceptions, so the Jets quarterback position remains unresolved.
We’ll have to see what the Jets elect to do with regards to their quarterback position during the offseason. Some have speculated that the Jets could possibly draft another quarterback next year.