Aug 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez leaves the field with a shoulder injury during the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports

Report: New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez did not want to play with the backups


Adding insult to injury (literally), New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was unhappy head coach Rex Ryan put him in the game with the backups, even before he was injured, this according to CBS Sports.

Per Ryan Wilson:

“Make no mistake: The controversy is only beginning,” Cimini wrote early Sunday morning. “Judging by the way he reacted on the sideline, Sanchez seemed surprised to be getting the call. Ryan announced Thursday that he planned to play Sanchez after Smith, but maybe the plan changed. Sanchez didn’t expect to play, according to a source.

“Another source said Sanchez didn’t want to be put into a game with the backups,” Cimini continued. “There was a strange sequence on the sideline before he went in. Third-stringer Matt Simms put on his helmet, chatted with (offensive coordinator Marty) Mornhinweg and seemed ready to go in. Sanchez was relaxing on the bench.”

Ryan admitted after the game that he put in Sanchez in an attempt to win the game which obviously backfired in the worst of ways considering the cost, which could be a significant injury to Sanchez.

The Jets are likely to update Sanchez’s status this afternoon.

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  • Bennny K

    Thank god Cimini can read body language, he surely can’t write good articles.