Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/10/13
Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez have been through a lot together and the head coach has mostly talked about his quarterback in the present tense. On Wednesday, Ryan found himself awkwardly discussing the injured Sanchez's time with the Jets in past tense but made it clear that Sanchez's quarterbacking career isn't over — wherever it is. “We’re acting like he’s dead. Mark Sanchez is not dead,” Ryan said. “Sanchez is going to be 100% healthy, guys. It’s not like his career’s over.” Sanchez, who underwent season-ending shoulder surgery Tuesday, is still under contract with the Jets for three more years. But it's almost inevitable that he will be a former Jet before a $2 million roster bonus is due next March. Ryan has been heavily criticized — though not by Sanchez, at least not publicly — for his decision to insert him into the fourth quarter of the Jets' third preseason game against the Giants on Aug. 24. Playing behind a less-than-NFL quality offensive line, Sanchez suffered
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