Posted September 12, 2013

Mark Sanchez reportedly considering season-ending surgery

AFC East, New York Giants, New York Jets, Uncategorized
This could be the end of Mark Sanchez's time with the New York Jets. (Al Pereira/Getty Images)

This could be the end of Mark Sanchez’s time with the New York Jets. (Al Pereira/Getty Images)

According to a report from ESPN.com’s Chris Mortensen, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is considering season-ending surgery to repair a labral tear in his right shoulder. Sanchez suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Jets’- 24-21 preseason overtime win over the New York Giants on Aug. 24. Mortensen reports that after consulting with Dr. James Andrews (who confirmed the labral tear), Sanchez “is likely” to have surgery that would probably bring down the curtain on his career with the Jets.

However, several local beat writers are reporting via Twitter than Sanchez is still considering his options. Those options include the surgery, or continuing to rehab his shoulder, or seeking a second opinion.

“If I needed surgery right now, I never would have left Andrews’ office,” Sanchez told Mortensen via text. “I would’ve stayed and got the surgery.”

Sanchez came into the Giants game with 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter and was sacked on his first play by defensive lineman Marvin Austin. On the second play of his second drive, Sanchez took a hard shot from Austin on a pass to Mohamed Massaquoi and went to the ground. He left the stadium with a wrap on his right shoulder. In the meantime, the Jets have committed to rookie Geno Smith, who completed 24 of 38 passes for 256 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Jets’ 18-17 season-opening win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jets head coach Rex Ryan took a great deal of heat for putting Sanchez in the game, and there seemed little sense in asking a former first-round pick due $8.25 million in the 2013 season to perform mop-up duty.

If Sanchez lands on injured reserve, his entire salary would still count on the salary cap. And according to salary cap expert Brian McIntyre, that would leave the Jets with $14.896 million in IR dollars on their 2013 cap — the most in the NFL, and about 12 percent of their entire 2013 salary structure. He is due a $2 million non-guaranteed roster bonus and a $9 million base salary in March, 2014.

Selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft out of USC, Sanchez has completed 1,028 passes in 1,867 attempts for 12,092 yards, 68 touchdowns, and 69 interceptions in his NFL career.

67 comments
Jean
Jean

I don't care fo Sanchise,but the jetless' are the Dumbest team in fooball.

SpanishBeach
SpanishBeach

I thought his Jets career was over when he did the 'bumble', aka the Dirty Sanchez.

j7apple
j7apple

If Simms was playing this week or last, The Jets would have been 2-0, even without the late hit penalty on Smith against Tampa Bay

SteveRowFla
SteveRowFla

And after watching Geno reveal his true self last night, Jets fans can look forward to more of the same.  Turnovers and losses.

SteveRowFla
SteveRowFla

Having only played in dysfunction junction, we really have no idea if he's any good until he goes to a real team with a real system.

BookieBreaker
BookieBreaker

honestly rex ryan made samchez who hee is today

BookieBreaker
BookieBreaker

lol sanchez had a career in football? really? if u can call it tht

btcvsolo
btcvsolo

Wait..who's Mark Sanchez?

FredFlintsone
FredFlintsone

Don't wait too long by the phone Mark. It might not ring . No doubt in his mind  he won the  jets QB job in preseason  Sanchez said. Clueless in, clueless out that guy.

tbennett76
tbennett76

I think release him.  He is not worth much now, and  talking smack about beating Geno in the preseason is poisonous to the clubhouse.  That is a cowardly and very arguable statement.  But if I were a fifth year QB I probably should have more things to crow about than beating a raw unpolished rookie.

me1
me1

He still gets paid...he would be a fool to play again for the Jets.

rma101560
rma101560

it never ever ends.   The NYJ drama foes on and on and on, 

joe6647
joe6647

whats Rexy going to do without his man crush

Jonathan T
Jonathan T

I think it was all a setup.  Rex Ryan knew he was going to pick Geno as the starter and didn't want to humiliate Sanchez by publicly benching him so he gave him 2 options.  He told Sanchez to go in and take some hits and fake an injury that would cost him the starting job or he would be forced to bench him anyway.  Sanchez decided it would look better for him to just go along with the injury idea and that is where we're at.

GO22JETS
GO22JETS

Everyone wins with this development -

1) Fans & Jets

2) Geno now isn't looking over his shoulder and can focus on getting better

3) Mark can start fresh (or not) in a new city. If I am him, I sit back and watch the interest grow on the millions I made

4) Simms is the true backup now and that will help his confidence.

Jerkzilla
Jerkzilla

He can still be a decent back up somewhere. 

Danthefan1022
Danthefan1022

Best thing that could have happened for the Jets.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

I'd say the fact he SUCKS will have more to do with ending his career than injuries.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

It's time for both sides to move on. Sanchez didn't play well the last two years, but the "talent" around him and hiring Tony Sparano - who is as close to worthless as you get - did not help him any.

btcvsolo
btcvsolo

Timing seems odd. They resign Quinn, THEN this comes out? Go to Jacksonville, young man...

Richard--Ramirez
Richard--Ramirez

I'm sure most Jets fans are saying "don't let the door hit ya"

espnrefugee0218
espnrefugee0218

the buttfumble is probably the worst play in the history of the nfl.  thank you mark sanchez

geewhiz
geewhiz

Buttfumble.  Pretty much sums up his career in one play.

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

@SteveRowFla I am not a Jets fan or a big fan of Sanchez but Smith still has a lot of room to get better. Considering he has only played 2 games in the NFL and is 1-1 is not something to be pushing the panic button over. One or two big plays and the Jets win that game last night. I'm not ready to condemn the kid after 2 games. 

joe6647
joe6647

@tbennett76 The Jets cant release him.  He counts more against the salary cap if hes cut

GregJPN
GregJPN

@Jonathan TRiiiiight. I am sure Dr. James Andrews would risk his vaunted and distinguished status as the "go-to" guy for countless sports-related injuries by going along with such a charade.  

funtasticus
funtasticus

@WHO*IS*ESPN Sanchez had good upside still -- his 2011 season and playoff wins in 2009-2010 show that. 2012 was a train wreck from the draft to the end of the season (Tebow, bad draft, Sporano, injuries, offensive line, front office) just ugly.

funtasticus
funtasticus

@NoQNoSuperBowl in 2011 he set a Jets record with 32 combined TDs.  The offensive line was week, the rushing game was failing, and a lot more pressure was put on Sanchez to make plays with Holmes, Burress, Kerley, and Keller.  Nor a bad lineup but no one that scares anyone.

struckanerve9
struckanerve9

@btcvsolo It's not odd at all.  Quinn was only brought in after Sanchez got hurt initially.  He was then resigned after it became clear that Sanchez's injury was more severe than originally thought.  With only two healthy QBs, bringing Quinn back makes perfect sense.

struckanerve9
struckanerve9

@Richard--Ramirez As a Jets fan I can say that Sanchez's regression in recent years is as much the fault of the front office as it is his obviously limited skill set.  Sanchez isn't Peyton Manning...he's not even Eli Manning.  He's a game manager.  He needs talent around him.  Talent he HAD in 2009 and 2010, but that dropped off considerably in 2011 and 2012.  

funtasticus
funtasticus

@Richard--Ramirez I like Sanchez - 32 TDs in 2011 and in 2012 they just made horrible choices from coordinator to personnel and injuries that made it impossible to improve as a QB or team.  I thought with Marty as the OC, a better oline, and healthy weapons he was going to be in for a good season.

funtasticus
funtasticus

@espnrefugee0218 did you see the ravens game where the Ravens lost one of the best weapons when his own teammate crushed him?  Or perhaps in the Steelers game where Pouncey's knee was destroyed by his own teammate literally diving into his knee helmet first?  The buttfumble was a funny play and a stupid play but no one gut hurt.  It was a blooper reel item.

funtasticus
funtasticus

@geewhiz or 4 playoff wins, defeating Manning, Rivers, and Brady - on the road!  Jet record 32 combined TDs in 2011.  Did he have shortcomings - yes, but if you look at him as a whole he had some very good moments in NY and you never once heard him described as a malcontent, moody, a bad teammate. Through all the crap in 2012 with Sporano, Tebow, injuries, no depth on the roster, he never said one negative word about his team or the organization.

jdane
jdane

@GregJPN @Jonathan T Right. And why wouldn't Sanchez let a doctor cut him up just to make things look good?

Danthefan1022
Danthefan1022

Jets fans always find a reason for Sanchez sucking and it's never sanchezs fault. It's the OC or its the Oline or its injuries etc.

geewhiz
geewhiz

@funtasticus @geewhiz I'm not ripping Sanchez the person..its the player that leaves much to be desired.  I never believed he would be anything more than average.  He just doesn't have the accuracy (career 55.1 %) or decision making (69 ints, 20 lost fumbles in 4 years).  That won't get it done in the NFL.

piizzadude
piizzadude

@Danthefan1022 almost anyone would be with that disaster that they have had going on for the last few years. I have no horse in this race so I really don't care but it would be nice to see him end up somewhere decent and see if he has a real shot.

Danthefan1022
Danthefan1022

That's not a blanket statement. His stats bare it out. He is a 48% career passer.

funtasticus
funtasticus

@espnrefugee0218 @funtasticus and he got back up to play the next series...you can find a funny blooper play from ever team in the league.  Denver..interception going in for a TD...oh drop the ball at the 1 yard line. 

funtasticus
funtasticus

@geewhiz in case anyone is dying for the answer -- that would be the stats of 2 time Super Bowl QB Eli Manning from 2009 - 2012.  he was also blessed with an elite front 4 on defense, a solid running game, some solid weapons on the outside, and the ability to play his best ball in the playoffs.

funtasticus
funtasticus

@geewhiz name the player 61% comp, 70 INT and 24 Fumbles over the same 4 year span