Rumors are spreading according to a source that told the New York Post that New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez very well could miss the first two weeks of the 2013 season at a minimum, and it could be much longer than that. In fact doctors who have examined Sanchez fear that any throwing motions, with or without the football, could make the injury worse, further setting his return timetable back.
This is bad news for Sanchez as the Jets were already contemplating starting the season with rookie Geno Smith at the helm. Not that the fifth- year quarterback had much of a chance at resurrecting his career in New York, but after a solid 2011 campaign that saw him pass for 3,474 yards and toss 26 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, he slipped back to mediocrity in 2012 failing to reach the 3,000 passing yard level and tossed more interceptions (18) than touchdowns (13). So if you are into football betting, you will want to reconsider placing some clams on the Jets until you see what the rookie can do.
Smith, who starred at West Virginia, is still considered by many to be too wet behind the ears to even be taking position under center, yet because of the rebuilding that the Jets are doing on the offensive front along with the glaring lack of NFL talent at the quarterback position on the team depth chart, Smith looks to be the winner by default.
Sanchez is feeling the heat himself as he has admitted that the team is already planning on placing him on IR which would end his 2013 season. According to a source Sanchez believes that the Jets want to be “done with him” so it makes the transition to the rookie Smith “cleaner and easier.”
If Sanchez is indeed finished in New York, he will have ended his Jets career with a total of 12,092 yards and 68 touchdowns in 62 games and will join a growing list of quarterback busts for the New York squad.
Neither quarterback should be considered in fantasy football except for the deepest of leagues. With dynasty leagues being the exception for Smith.