The New York Jets are not trading Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow or any other quarterback anytime soon. Sorry to disappoint anyone who got their hopes up that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would take one off the Jets’ hands.
That doesn’t mean the Jets haven’t tried, of course.
Rookie GM John Idzik has certainly gauged the trade market for Sanchez and Tebow, and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that there is little to no interest in either quarterback. Frankly, that’s not very surprising at all.
More than likely, the Jets will release Tebow sometime before training camp, and Sanchez is likely to stick around and compete for the starting quarterback job once again this summer, as he enters his fifth NFL season.
If veteran signal caller David Garrard is healthy, and that is far from a sure thing at this point, he is probably the best quarterback on the Jets roster, and the likely favorite to be the Week 1 starter when it’s all said and done.
It’s not exactly a secret that all three of Sanchez, Tebow and Garrard will not be on the team in 2014. But for now, Idzik will bide his time and try to make the best out of a challenging quarterback situation that he inherited.
However, don’t expect the Jets to swindle another team into trading for Sanchez or Tebow anytime soon. They’d get some salary cap relief from a move like that, but I just can’t see any team taking a chance on either of them.
So for now, just like that certain star cornerback the Bucs seem to be very interested in, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow are still under contract with the New York Jets, where they will remain until they’re told otherwise.