Moments after Mark Sanchez found Jerricho Cotchery down the left sideline today, the second-year quarterback sprinted down the field like a giddy schoolboy, unafraid and unconcerned about the most talked about left knee in the tri-state area.
Translation: Sanchez is back.
And maybe better than ever.
The Jets’ signal caller looked sharp in 11-on-11 team drills during Organized Team Activities today, completing 5 of 7 passes in 11 snaps en route to pronouncing himself ready to go for next week’s minicamp. It was just the second practice that Sanchez participated in team drills.
“It feels better than it ever has,” Sanchez said about his surgically repaired knee that bothered him at USC and his rookie season in the pros. “It’s just something that was on my mind (in the past). Just like it was at USC. Man, this thing’s bothering me. It’s just something that’s in the back of your mind. Now, this is solid.”