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Geno Smith is heading to New York, and Mark Sanchez may be on his way out.
The Jets added another high-profile quarterback Friday, drafting the West Virginia standout Smith in the second round. That gives them an even bigger logjam at QB, and ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the team will consider cutting Sanchez, its high-priced starting QB.
Sanchez, who got a five-year, $58.25 million contract in March 2012, will make $8.25 million this season whether he plays or not. He counts $12.85 million toward the salary cap this season, and that amount would be reduced by only $500,000 if the Jets cut him, but next year's hit would be only $4.8 million.
But the Jets may be willing to eat that contract after a dismal 2012 season in which Sanchez finished with 18 interceptions and a 66.9 QB rating as the Jets missed the playoffs. New York reportedly tried to unload his contract on Tampa Bay in the Darrelle Revis trade.
With the addition of Smith, the Jets have six QBs on their roster, including Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and veteran David Garrard, who signed earlier this offseason. Tebow struggled in limited action in his first season in New York, while McElroy has been a career backup, Simms has yet to play in the NFL, and Garrard hasn't played since 2010.
"I'm coming in with intentions to compete," Smith said. "We'll see where it goes from there."
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Count former coach and current NFL analyst Bill Cowher among those in the camp who believe that it's not time to give up on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez just yet.
We reported this weekend that it looks like Mark Sanchez’s days as a Jet are numbered. It looks like that might not be the case just yet.
According to Bob Glauber of Newsday, the Jets plan on keeping Sanchez on the roster heading into the preseason.
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Even though the New York Jets drafted Geno Smith in the second round of this year’s NFL draft, general manager John Idzik claims that Mark Sanchez will get to compete.
“What this means for Mark is competition,” said Idzik, per ProFootballTalk.com.
Idzik was then asked if there are plans to cut him, like ESPN reported.
“There are plans to let him compete,” he replied.
COMING TO AN END
The Jets' selection of Geno Smith could lead to the team releasing quarterback Mark Sanchez despite the salary cap hit.
After enduring one of the most embarrassing descents in NFL Draft history, prolific West Virginia University quarterback Geno Smith was chosen with the 39th overall pick by the New York Jets on Friday. The 22-year-old Smith, who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds at the NFL Combine in February, was projected as a top-10 pick by many insiders. To pacify the native Floridian, elite...
NFL rumors on draft day are equivalent to a swine flu epidemic, because the media makes a big deal about tiny incidents or quotes from executives and scouts that turn out to be nothing significant. However, the latest draft rumors involving the Buffalo Bills, involves a standoff between the Bills either taking Ryan Nassib with the 8th overall pick, or allowing the New York Jets two...
BOOM goes the dynamite. The New York Jets pull the trigger on a guy that falls into their lap.
The selection of Geno Smith may spell the end for quarterback Mark Sanchez, possibly being cut before June 1st, as the Jets may just bite the bullet with the cap hit.
That's all speculation for now, but Smith does join the New York Jets after expecting to be drafted early...
Geno Smith's surprising slide through the NFL draft stopped in the second round with the New York Jets.
The former West Virginia star, considered by many to be the top quarterback available in this year's draft, was taken with the seventh pick in the second round, 39th overall, Friday night. He could be the future replacement for Mark Sanchez.
Smith went from looking embarrassed...
Former New York Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet had the unenviable task of announcing the team's 39th pick in front of the raucous Jets faithful inside Radio City Music Hall Friday night. And, even before the fan favorite finished the name "Geno Smith," loud strains of mostly boos from the stunned crowd swept throughout the massive concert hall.
Smith was labeled...
The dust has finally settled on the New York Jets draft weekend. Since Thursday night there have been eight additions to the team’s roster, including six draft picks. We will individually spend time in the film room to break down each draft selection in-depth (and Chris Ivory) in the coming weeks. However, let’s round everything up to cap off the weekend.
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New York Jets quarterbacks Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, and some of the other Jets players are getting some work in down on Shields Field at Fairleigh Dickinson University. In typical Tebow fashion, he’s practicing shirtless. Are the Jets really prepared to be held hostage for another season by this guy?-TO
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Friday was either a very good day or a very, very bad day to be named Sanchez in the sports world, as Sanchez stars from New York to Detroit to St. Louis had some of the best and worst evenings in the history of professional athletics.
There was more to boo than there was to cheer for the Sanchez contingent, but for the sake of keeping things light off the bat, we'll start with...
Geno Smith drafted by the New York Jets
Geno Smith is the newest member of the New York Jets.
After waiting the entire day and eventually slipping out of the first round of the draft, Smith returned to Radio City Music Hall, Friday, to hear his name called and realize his dream.
Smith joins a crowded quarterback corp that includes starter Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, and...
BY DAN BEGNOCHE & NICK ST. DENISThe first day of the 2013 NFL Draft was uneventful for Geno Smith. Day 2 made up for it.After going defense twice in the first round, the New York Jets flipped the switch with their early second-round pick in nabbing the West Virginia quarterback.As Smith took the stage following New York's incredibly surprising move, he wasted no time giving...