Should The Jets Cut Mark Sanchez Now & Move Forward Without Him?
For Mark Sanchez, life pretty much sucks right now. Sure, he’s currently a quarterback for the New York Jets. Sure, he probably goes on dates with beautiful women every night. And sure, he’s set to make more than $8 million during the 2013-14 NFL season. But you know what? None of that matters right now. As of today, Mark Sanchez’s life is down in the dumps.
Why, you ask? Well, for starters, Sanchez can’t go anywhere in New York City—and we do mean anywhere—without getting side eyes from everyone. He attended a New York Knicks game recently and everyone in attendance booed him when he appeared on the JumboTron. Additionally, Sanchez is pretty much a dead man walking to all of the Jets fans living in the New York area. They have let it be known that they don’t want Sanchez to play quarterback for the Jets anymore. And, worst of all, Sanchez doesn’t even have the respect of his fellow players anymore. Recently, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith made an appearance on a Charlotte, N.C. sports talk radio show and had some pretty mean things to say about Sanchez.
“He sucks,” he said. “I wouldn’t let Mark Sanchez throw me a paper bag sandwich.”
So, yeah. Mark Sanchez’s life pretty much sucks right now. But it could get better in a jiffy. How? If the Jets decide to cut him and move on without him. And I for one think they should do it, like, now. Why not? Okay, okay, so they are on the hook for his $8.25 million contract next season whether he’s on their roster or not. But, at this point, is that cost worth all the aggravation they’re putting themselves and Sanchez through? And, further, are they really going to play out the ’13-’14 NFL season with him on the field? We seriously doubt it.
For those reasons, the Jets should cut ties to Sanchez now and move on. If they do, they can start to focus on the future and give rookie Geno Smith an opportunity to shine. They can also save themselves a whole bunch of headaches that are undoubtedly going to come as a result of having Sanchez at training camp this year. So why don’t the Jets try and make the right move for once and cut Sanchez? It would save them—and him—from the agony of having to endure another season together.
Sanchez’s run in New York is over. The Jets just need to accept it and move on. What do you say, guys?