Aug 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) goes back to pass against the New York Giants during the second half at MetLife Stadium. New York Jets defeat the New York Giants 24-21 in OT. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

NFL Rumors: Mark Sanchez may return to New York Jets in 2014

The New York Jets have been trying to climb out of the dark depths they’ve found themselves in recently and one way that everyone thought the team would move on would be by getting rid of quarterback Mark Sanchez. But while the man behind the Butt Fumble seems to be looking less and less like an option at quarterback in New York, his tenure with the team may not be as over as we thought.

According to Mike Florio from, the Jets haven’t yet cut Sanchez and until they do that, he’s a candidate to return in 2014.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s still too early to know how it will play out.  Whatever the Jets offer Sanchez on a reduced contract could be more than what another team would pay.

This would seem to be the exact opposite of not only the direction the team looked to be going, but also the exact opposite of something fans would want. There’s no guarantee Sanchez will be back, but there’s now apparently no guarantee that he won’t be.

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  • Paul Newbold

    Not exactly the wrong direction though, Look Sanchez is what Sanchez is. He’s not the “franchise” QB, that everyone hoped for, but he has shown he can win games. Mark has repeatedly said, he’d like to stay in NY and play in Mornhering’s system. If that is the case, and he’s willing to play for back up pay, it might not be such a bad thing for the Jets. We know he can push Geno Smith along, provide competition, and he knows the system. With a less than spectacular FA QB class and so many teams looking QB in this draft, the Jets might be wise considering keeping him at a reduced price tag. I think personally, it would be better then spending money to land Vick!!!