Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) drops to pass as Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams (94) rushes during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
New York Jets new general manager seems to have fallen under the Mark Sanchez spell. John Idzik appeared on WFAN radio and was asked if he felt “comfortable” with Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. “I feel comfortable with Mark being a Jet. I told him we’re going to add competition and everyone should be up for it. It’s going to make Mark, and everybody else, better,” replied Idzik. Idzik also said “I got a really good feeling about Mark.” Wait, what just happened?
Sanchez, the turnover machine, was relegated to clipboard duties late in the season after having trouble directing the offense.
It’s understandable that Idzik would confirm Sanchez’s spot on the roster, being that he is almost immovable due to a contract that has a $13 million cap charge. But to say he’s “got a good feeling about Mark” is showing a vote of confidence, and is a bit much. After the kind of season Sanchez had in 2012, only the Jets organization would feel inclined to still massage Sanchez’s ego.
The Jets have been adding “competition” at the QB spot for the past few years, but yet nothing changed. Will it really be any different in 2013?
Maybe Idzik will eventually end up getting a Mark Sanchez tattoo also.
Jonathan, a graduate of Stony Brook University, is a life long sports fan that is currently pursuing his passion in sports writing. He is a managing editor of FanSided's, Empire Writes Back. He was also a featured columnist for the Bleacher Report. His work has been published in other media outlets that include: StarLedger.com, SBNation.com, FOX Sports radio, and NFLspinzone.com.