The New York Jets have a decision they’ll need to make on the future of quarterback Mark Sanchez, and that decision will need to come by next Monday. While there has been talk of trading or cutting Sanchez, he remains on the roster and is due a $2 million roster bonus on March 25th, which is the following day on Tuesday.
That’s why Monday is an important date for Sanchez and the Jets, as something will need to have happened by then. It’s possible that the Jets still cut or trade Sanchez after March 24th, but they’ll have wasted $2 million in the process.
#Jets have until Monday to make a decision on Mark Sanchez, whose $2M roster bonus is due Tuesday. At this point, still no decision made.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2014
Sanchez has drawn interest from the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders, and we may see the Jets try to trade their quarterback to either destination before cutting him. We saw this done with Darrelle Revis and it’s possible that someone might trade something for Sanchez.
But while it seems the Jets have no purpose for Sanchez, their refusal to cut him yet seems to suggest any three of the possible outcomes are likely. We won’t know until Tuesday what happens but the four days between now and Monday will be crucial.