With Mark Sanchez’s four interceptions thrown on Monday, the New York Jets lost their shot at making the playoffs this year. Now rumors are beginning to circulate that this will not only affect the future of Mark Sanchez but backup quarterback Tim Tebow as well. League Sources are telling ESPN that the Jets are considering trading Mark Sanchez in the offseason and that Tim Tebow might ask for a trade to get back in the game after hardly seeing any playing time this year at all.
When it comes to Sanchez, the team may have a really difficult time finding a taker. Sanchez is still owed $8.25 million dollars of guaranteed money for 2013, and, since the Jets have proven unwilling to give Tim Tebow a chance to play, they will have to explore other options at quarterback.
The Jets have benched Mark Sanchez in favor of third string backup quarterback Greg McElroy, and it looks like they will be going with him for the remainder of the season. Sanchez has thrown 25 interceptions this season, the highest in the league.
Tebow has finally started to voice his frustration with the season and his lack of playing time. Sources are saying he is going to ask for a trade, and the Jets will be willing to oblige him. Tebow voiced his frustration with being passed over for the starters job last week in favor of McElroy and openly admits he has no idea why the Jets traded for him last march.
Tebow told the media after Monday’s game about his being a Jet next season:
“I’m not sure. It’s something we’ll talk about after the season. I haven’t asked for a trade yet”
In addition too the salary limitation for trading Sanchez, the Jets face a salary cap penalty of $17.1 for moving Sanchez in 2013. They can spread that charge out for two years if they move him before June 1.
Tebow, who has played in only 70 offensive snaps, was at a loss to explain why the Jets wanted him in the first place.
“Some things are hard to understand. All you can ask for, all you want is a chance — a chance to go out and play the game you love and help this team win football games. That’s all I wanted. I tried to make the most of every opportunity I had. I would’ve loved to have had more.”
Do you think the Jets should just rebuild the position of quarterback without Sanchez and Tebow?