New York Jets Rumors: Team to Keep Mark Sanchez Into Preseason?

By Dan Parzych
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Throughout his career, Mark Sanchez has received every opportunity in the world to prove himself as a starting quarterback. Now, it appears one of the top New York Jets rumors following the 2013 NFL Draft involves how Sanchez may be down to his final chance.

While there’s been plenty of talk about the Jets possibly releasing Sanchez after they recently drafted West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith in the second round, it appears the team is going to at least keep him on board into the preseason–which seems like the right move. The last thing New York wants to do is jump the gun too early and release Sanchez if Smith isn’t ready to take over the starting position–so it will certainly be interesting to see how this whole situation plays out.

Sanchez has always been a popular topic when it comes to the Jets as many believe he’s one of the most overpaid quarterbacks in the league and with the type of numbers he displayed during the 2013 season–it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. If Sanchez didn’t feel the pressure before, he’ll certainly be feeling it now heading into the preseason now that New York has made it clear they’re ready to move on from him with Smith if he struggles once again.

Smith may have plenty of work to do before he’s ready to take over the starting job, but expect him to do whatever it takes to compete for the starting job as a rookie. And if he manages to impress the Jets–don’t be surprised if this whole Sanchez being released becomes a reality.

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