Mark Sanchez, QB, Jets
|QB - #33||NYJ||Injured Reserve||6 years||27||6'2||225||@Mark_Sanchez|
2013 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Sep-12-2013 by Chris Weeks
Update (9/12): ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Wednesday night that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has been told by Dr. James Andrews that he has a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Mortensen says surgery is likely, but Sanchez is still exploring other rehab options. If Sanchez does undergo surgery, his season will most likely be over. Not a big deal for fantasy owners in 10-12 team leagues. Geno Smith, looks like it's your show.
Update (8/26): Just when we thought the Jets starting quarterback controversy was over Rex Ryan adds a little twist. Late in Saturday's game against the Giants Ryan sends Mark Sanchez into the game for the final series or two. In the second series Sanchez takes a hit from Marvin Austin that sends him to the ground reeling in pain. We've been told that Mark is suffering from a bruised shoulder and is listed as day-to-day. Obviously if Rex Ryan thought Smith could win the game for the Jets he would have left him in but instead he brought in Sanchez. This tells us Rex would rather see Mark under center and not Geno week 1. Just because we're likely to see Sanchez under center week 1 it doesn't mean he's draft worthy. The Jets offense is going to struggle most of the season and before you know it Geno Smith will be under center. The Jets offense is a mess this year so don't count on them helping your fantasy team this season. Sure there's a chance someone in this offense is going to score some big fantasy points a couple times this season; I mean heck even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and again.
Update (8/21): Sanchez started and played three quarters of last weekend's game against the Jags, completing just 13 of 23 pass attempts while throwing just one touchdown and once again another interception. Nothing against Jacksonville, but a performance like this against a team that's rebuilding is not what Coach Ryan wanted to see from Mark. With Geno Smith getting the start this weekend against the Giants, the week one starting job appears to still be wide open. Even with a week one start, chances are we'll see Sanchez benched by mid season as Coach Ryan begins to prepare Smith for next year. Don't waste a draft pick on Sanchez.
The best thing that could have happened to Sanchez is the Jets releasing Tebow. Unfortunately, the Jets releasing Tebow was probably the worst thing for Sanchez too. On one hand, Tebow was always looming in the background with fans chanting for him to take the field; On the other hand, we all know Tebow is a horrible quarterback, mechanically speaking of course. With Tebow gone, there's now nobody on the roster that will draw attention away from Sanchez. It is now put up or shut up time for him and we believe it will be shut down time for Sanchez in New York. He may be listed today as the Jets' number one quarterback, but we expect to see Geno Smith under center week one. Smith may not be ready for the NFL, but if he can turn the ball over 25 or fewer times then he's already done better than Sanchez. If the Jets don't cut Sanchez (which they'd need to take a huge cap hit to do) then we're likely to see him holding a clipboard week one. You could add Sanchez as an emergency backup to Geno Smith, but we're not sure that taking up a roster spot is worth it.
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