Recently benched quarterback Mark Sanchez has been "coddled" by the Jets and would be a "bad apple" as a backup in New York next season, one former teammate says.
Kris Jenkins, who played defensive tackle for the Jets from 2008-10, took Sanchez and the Jets to task on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" on Wednesday as part of a panel discussion with host James Brown, two-time Super Bowl winner Phil Simms and former Pro Bowl wide receiver Cris Collinsworth.
The Jets reportedly are looking to trade Sanchez , who was benched in favor of second-year quarterback Greg McElroy for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers. Multiple outlets have reported that in order for the Jets to find a taker for Sanchez, they would likely need to pay a large portion of the $8.25 million he is guaranteed for next season.
Simms slammed the Jets and Sanchez for their performances in Monday night's 14-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans but added, "One thing in Mark Sanchez's defense: They've never built the te...