Mark Sanchez chugged around the perimeter of the New Meadowlands Stadium turf today, pumping his fist as some 12,000 fans roared.
It was actually a penalty lap for the Jets quarterback, who had just been flagged for a false start during the team’s final mini-camp practice. But it felt more like a victory lap.
“I’ve never been cheered for when I made a mistake like that,” Sanchez said.
Four months after having surgery to strengthen the patella-stabilizing ligament in his left knee, the team’s franchise quarterback completed mini-camp ahead of where he expected, both physically and mentally.
Sanchez won't be a guy you start every week given the Jets are a run-first, defensive team. But he could be valuable in some matcups, and he'll certainly have some targets to throw to once Santonio Holmes is back (along with Braylon Edwards) from a 4-game suspension. Consider him a potential decent backup on your roster.