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Thursday, May 16, 2013, 11:14am
QB David Garrard, 35, two weeks after proclaiming himself “definitely healthy,” realized that his balky left knee would not let him continue playing in the N.F.L.
The twist introduced the Jets’ new general manager, John Idzik, to the bizarre happenings that often befall the franchise. The impact of Garrard’s pending retirement will be felt throughout the organization, from Idzik’s office to the coaching staff to a quarterback room that now has only one member with significant N.F.L. experience: Sanchez. His prospects of remaining with the Jets next season now appear much greater.
As long as Garrard stayed healthy, the Jets thought they had, at worst, a credible backup and a mentor for Geno Smith, their strong-armed second-round pick. At best, Garrard could have begun the season as the starter, easing the way for Smith until he was deemed ready to direct an N.F.L. offense.
Garrard’s presence also afforded the Jets the ability to release or trade Sanchez before the season, if desired.
This would seem to indicate that Mark Sanchez has a better chance to make the roster, though the team could still cut ties and roll with the rookie.
Jets "smitten" with QB Geno Smith
Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:11am
You can tell from talking to people around the Jets during this weekend’s rookie mini-camp that many in the organization are smitten with new quarterback Geno Smith. It’s beginning to look more and more like the starting job is his to lose.
Smith was impressive during the two days of the mini-camp open to the media. His passes had great zip on them and he looked more decisive as the practices went on as he got more comfortable in the offense. The 22-year-old was even more impressive off the field. He held players’ only meetings at the team hotel to learn the plays and handled the media like a longtime pro.
Jets will hold QB competition
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 10:06am
"There is no guarantee that Mark will be our starter, there’s no question," Ryan said on ESPN Radio. "That job’s going to have to be earned."
The writing is on the wall for Sanchez in New York, though it appears that the Jets will give him one more shot to start before cutting him loose.
Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:17pm
Did the Jets assure you that you had a fair chance at being the starting quarterback?
“When I talked to everybody, I was given — without a doubt — the idea that I had every shot to be the starting quarterback. I took them at face value. I took them as genuine when they were telling me that. I didn’t think they were telling me the Jets were taking me in to help everybody else out. I felt like they were being very sincere."
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 3:06pm
Monday, March 11, 2013, 5:53pm
We wouldn't expect Garrard to challenge for the starting job, but it's not out of the question.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 11:54am
Don't be surprised if the Jets try to get WR Santonio Holmes to take a pay cut on his $11 million base salary -- an exhorbitant amount for a No. 2-quality receiver coming off a serious injury. Problem is, $7.5 million of the salary is guaranteed. If they cut him, they'd take an $11.25 million cap hit and they'd also have to pay him the $7.5 million.
However, unlike Mark Sanchez' guarantee, Holmes has an offset clause, meaning he can't double dip if he's released. In other words, his maxes out at $7.5 million in 2013 earnings if he's cut and signs elsewhere. Maybe, with financial motivation to stay a Jet, he'd be receptive to a restructured deal. New GM John Idzik is supposed to be a skilled negotiator; let's see if he can get Holmes to take a haircut.
Monday, January 28, 2013, 2:42pm
Asked if he's "comfortable" with Mark Sanchez as QB of NYJ, GM John Idzik says, "I'm comfortable with Mark being a Jet." He reiterated that there will be competition.
Buccaneers won't extend Josh Freeman's contract
Monday, January 7, 2013, 2:40pm
The Bucs will not discuss extending Josh Freeman's contract in the off-season. That means his rookie deal will expire after 2013. If he plays great, the team will use its franchise tag on Freeman and try to sign him to a long-term deal. The exclusive-rights franchise tender for a quarterback would likely be more than $17 million for one year.
But the Bucs are headed down a slippery slope you can spend decades on — change the coach, change the quarterback.
Coach Greg Schiano inherited Freeman, so he has no loyalty to the enigmatic quarterback. He likes a lot of things about Freeman's game — he did set franchise records for passing yards and touchdowns — but plans to add a quarterback, either in the draft or free agency, to compete with Freeman next season.
Through Week 14, Freeman was averaging 1.9 touchdowns and just 0.6 interceptions, but he finished the season on a very sour note, throwing nine picks and only two TDs in his final three games. It's not like the closing schedule (NO, STL, ATL) was super difficult, either. It looks like that stretch may have cost Freeman an extension, at least for now.
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 4:18pm
The New York Jets' quarterback merry-go-round started spinning again Thursday morning, when Rex Ryan announced that Greg McElroy was being evaluated for a possible concussion and won't play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in the season finale. Ryan said Mark Sanchez will start the game
Hopefully your fantasy championship doesn't rest in the hands of a Jets QB.
Friday, December 21, 2012, 11:49am
A source said the Jets were shocked at how poor Tim Tebow played in practice soon after he arrived. As Tebow struggled, McElroy improved and eventually gained the coaching staff’s backing. So when Ryan decided to give Mark Sanchez the hook this week, his trust was in Greg McElroy.
There was also the “Tebowmania” factor. One source described the organization as “frozen with fear” that Tebow would actually excel, creating a quarterback controversy that would wreck Sanchez’s psyche. Tebow wound up being more effective as the personal protector on the punt team than as an offensive player.
It's never a good sign when a team doesn't player a QB because they're afraid he's going to excel. Tim Tebow won't be a Jet in 2013.