Between the season-ending shoulder surgery and the New York Jets’ surprising 3-2 start under second-round pick Geno Smith, it is unlikely quarterback Mark Sanchez will ever take another snap in a Jets’ uniform.
But that apparently doesn’t mean the controversy has ended.
According Pro Football Talk, New York Post writer Brian Costello is reporting that Sanchez’s “emotions came out in a behind-the-scenes fit” after Sanchez hurt his right shoulder in the Jets’ third preseason game against the New York Giants. The 26-year-old quarterback was allegedly “furious” at John Idzik, screaming at the Jet’s general manager for putting him in the game.
To be fair to Sanchez, the Jet’s put the incumbent starting quarterback in the fourth quarter of a meaningless game behind an offensive line of third-stringers and scrubs. On the other hand, throwing a fit is not the way the leader of an NFL franchise should carry himself. This, along with his poor play, with undoubted spell the end of the Sanchez era in New York.
Sanchez was seen as the quarterback of the future for the Jets, who traded up in the first round of the 2009 draft to pick the former USC Trojan. It looked like Sanchez would become this quarterback after leading the Jets to the AFC Championship in his first two season. However, Sanchez failed to develop since then. In his career, Sanchez has completed 55-percent of his passes for 68 touchdowns and 69 interceptions.