New York Jets
Name  Mark Sanchez
Born  11/11/1986
Height  6-2
Weight  225
College  USC
3/28/2014 12:54:00 PM
Description: Mark Sanchez is officially a Philadelphia Eagle quarterback.
Insight: Sanchez, who missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery, will be the backup for starter Nick Foles. Barring injury to Foles he has no fantasy value.
3/24/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Mark Sanchez will join the Eagles as soon as he passes his physical. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Sanchez missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery. Assuming he passes his physical, Sanchez will be the backup for starter Nick Foles.
3/21/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: The Jets have officially released quarterback Mark Sanchez. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports
Insight: He became expendable when the team signed Mike Vick earlier today. Most of the league's quarterback openings have already been filled, meaning Sanchez will likely have to settle for a backup job in 2014.
9/30/2013 10:49:00 PM
Description: New York quarterback Mark Sanchez will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport,
Insight: The expected recovery timetable is 4-to-6 months. In all likelihood, Sanchez has played his final down of football as a New York Jet.
9/14/2013 9:18:00 PM
Description: The Jets have placed quarterback Mark Sanchez on the injured reserve/designated to return list. SOURCE: Albert Breer,
Insight: That makes him eligible to return in Week 12. Sanchez has been battling shoulder issues. With Sanchez set to become a free agent after the season, it's possible that he's played his final game as a New York Jet.
9/13/2013 8:34:00 PM
Description: Reports surfaced earlier this week that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez would need surgery on his injured shoulder but now his doctors don't think surgery will be necessary. SOURCE: Rich Cimini, ESPN New York
Insight: Rex Ryan told the media Friday that Sanchez is still hoping to play this season. His replacement, Geno Smith, struggled mightily in a loss to the Patriots on Thursday night (15-for-35 passing, 214 yards, no touchdowns, three interceptions).
9/8/2013 12:56:00 PM
Description: Chris Mortensen reported on ESPN that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez may have a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.
Insight: The injury could be season-ending. Sanchez will go for a second opinion later this week. Geno Smith should have the starting job all to himself while he's out.
9/4/2013 10:27:00 AM
Description: Mark Sanchez's shoulder injury will keep him on the shelf until at least Week 3. SOURCE: New York Post
Insight: ESPN's Ed Werder has already heard rumblings that Sanchez could be headed for injured reserve. Geno Smith's job is safe for now.
8/25/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: Mark Sanchez won't play in New York's preseason finale Thursday versus Philadelphia. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Sanchez bruised his shoulder in Saturday's win over the Giants. Despite a poor outing on Saturday, Geno Smith (three picks and a safety) has emerged as the frontrunner in the Jets starting quarterback battle.
8/18/2013 10:25:00 AM
Description: New York quarterback Mark Sanchez had a shaky performance in Saturday's preseason game against Jacksonville.
Insight: Sanchez played three quarters, which is rare to see in the exhibition season, completing 13-of-23 passes for 165 yards, a touchdown and one interception. He also ran the ball twice for five yards. A solid outing probably would have cemented Sanchez's place as the starter but after the game Rex Ryan seemed noncommittal about either Jets quarterback (Geno Smith missed Saturday's game with a sprained ankle). Sanchez will have another chance to distance himself from Smith next week against the Giants.
8/15/2013 1:34:00 PM
Description: The Jets announced Thursday that QB Mark Sanchez will start the second preseason game Saturday against the Jaguars.
Insight: Geno Smith was expected to draw the start after Sanchez started the first preseason game, but the rookie is dealing with an ankle sprain and put on a performance in practice Wednesday that coach Rex Ryan called "brutal." On his first series of the preseason Sanchez threw an ugly pick-six to lineman Ziggy Ansah, but he finished 10-of-13 for 125 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
7/10/2013 9:02:00 PM
Description: Jets QB Mark Sanchez is confident he'll win the team's starting quarterback job. SOURCE: ESPN New York
Insight: He better be. Sanchez was flat-out awful last season (66.9 QB rating) and rookie Geno Smith certainly isn't going to roll over for him. The five-year vet will have his work cut out for him in training camp.
1/8/2013 5:40:00 PM
Description: Jets coach Rex Ryan said the team's starting quarterback job is "wide open" for 2013. SOURCE: Rich Cimini,
Insight: The Jets can't release Mark Sanchez without taking a major cap hit, so he's almost certain to be back. However, it's unclear who Sanchez will be competing against since Tim Tebow is expected to be cut loose and Greg McElroy isn't a long-term answer.
12/27/2012 11:56:00 AM
Description: Mark Sanchez will get the start at quarterback Sunday in the Jets' season finale against Buffalo.
Insight: It's pretty much by default as Greg McElroy has been ruled out with a concussion. Sanchez will probably be on a short leash and could be benched in favor of Tim Tebow if he gets off to a rough start. Sanchez actually had one of his better games of the season versus the Bills back in Week 1 (266 yards, three TD) so this isn't a bad matchup for him.
Cold12/19/2012 10:03:00 PM
Description: The Jets will look to trade quarterback Mark Sanchez after the season according to the New York Daily News.
Insight: It appears Sanchez has finally worn out his welcome in New York after another miserable outing Monday against Tennessee (13-for-28, 131 yards, 4 INTs). He'll watch from the sidelines this week while Greg McElroy makes his first NFL start against the Chargers. It could be difficult to deal Sanchez given his high salary (set to make $8.25 million in 2013) and how poorly he's performed this season (67.9 QB rating is 33rd in the NFL).
Cold12/9/2012 11:20:00 AM
Description: Jets QB Mark Sanchez will cost the Jets a $17.1 million cap hit in 2013 if he's cut. His salary-cap number is $12.8 million. SOURCE: Rich Cimini ESPN New York
Insight: If you were wondering why the team is sticking with Sanchez Sunday against Jacksonville, there's your answer. The Jets desperately need to maintain its relationship with the QB, as they are essentially stuck with him in 2013.
Cold12/5/2012 7:36:00 PM
Description: Quarterback Mark Sanchez will get the start Sunday when the Jets visit Jacksonville.
Insight: Sanchez (12 TD, 13 INT, 71.4 QB rating) was benched late in the game last week against the Cardinals. Rex Ryan has Sanchez on a short leash right now and it's very possible Greg McElroy will take his place if he gets off to a slow start.
12/3/2012 8:01:00 PM
Description: Jets coach Rex Ryan wouldn't confirm his starting QB for Week 14 Monday but he's reportedly "leaning toward" starting Greg McElroy over Mark Sanchez. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora,
Insight: League sources noted that it's 65-35 in favor of McElroy, but Ryan will meet with GM Mike Tannenbaum Monday night to discuss the situation. Due to Sanchez' fully guaranteed $8.25 million contract for 2013, this won't be simply a football decision.
10/22/2012 10:12:00 AM
Description: Jets QB Mark Sanchez delivered a season-high 328 passing yards Sunday against New England.
Insight: Yet what he'll most be remembered for is coughing up the football to lose the game in overtime. Though the day ended badly for Sanchez there are definitely some positives he can take away from this outing. His 68.3 percent completion rate was his second-highest of the season and his 90.3 QB rating on Sunday was a huge improvement over the 64.7 rating he posted in his previous start against the Patriots.
10/9/2012 1:10:00 PM
Description: New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was given a vote of confidence from his coach Rex Ryan at Tuesday's press conference.
Insight: Sanchez has completed an ugly 48.4 percent of his throws in 2012 for 1,042 yards, well below his career 54.6-percent rate. Of course, the alternative is Tim Tebow who owns a career 47.3 percent completion rate.