It was a meaningful injury suffered in a meaningless preseason game. Can you blame Mark Sanchez for being upset?
Nope. The Jets QB, who was shelved for the year on Tuesday after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum, reportedly lashed out at Jets GM John Idzik after that fateful play in late August. While sitting in the trainer’s room after the game was over, Sanchez was pretty upset that he was put into a game behind a shoestring offense line, according to the New York Post.
Sources tell the Post that there has been tension between Sanchez and Jets management since then. Well, duh. It’s pretty much a certainty that the “Sanchize” won’t be in a Jets uniform next season.
However, Sanchez has been doing and saying all the right things in public. He hasn’t blasted the organization in the media and has been a fixture on the sideline during Jets games. This is a far cry from how he’s been treated by Jets management, as Idzik drafted a guy (Geno Smith) to take his job and team owner Woody Johnson hinted that Sanchez’s injury was somehow the quarterback’s fault.
“What’s done is done,” Sanchez said. “I don’t think you heal right if you hold grudges. That negative stuff doesn’t help. It’s over, it’s done with. I’ve moved on, and we’re moving on together.”
The guy is probably just biding his time until he can leave the Gang Green circus and find another opportunity. Quite frankly, he’ll be a happier man for it. Who needs the Big Apple dog and pony show, anyway?