Oh, hell, no! There’s no chance. No chance.
Rex Ryan, when asked by USA Today if he’s lost confidence
Let’s pause here to note this: An NFL scout—who is tasked with watching tape and timing 40-yard dashes and measuring 22-year-olds’ arms to determine their future potential—is delivering the same assessment of Geno Smith because he fired his agents and thought about leaving New York after a particularly upsetting night. (Please: one who has never thought about leaving New York after a particularly upsetting night has never really been to New York.) Good work, guy. Moving on.
The Sanchez Era is over for the Jets. Whether they cut him tomorrow or next week, over the summer or if he somehow hangs on until after the season, he blew it. He could have owned this town like no Jets quarterback since Joe Namath. Instead, he regressed terribly over the last two years with nearly four times as many turnovers as victories. His confidence was shot by the end of last season as he failed to overcome his penchant for making huge mistakes for a team that set him up to fail by surrounding him with the worst skill-position players in the league and then throwing Tim Tebow into his locker room.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the discussions between the Jets and Bucs have included the possibility of the Buccaneers assuming the contract of quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Any trade of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay must include no less than the Bucs’ first-round pick in the NFL draft April 25, the team’s front office has been informed.
The trade has to happen,” said another league source who has been privy to the information exchanged between the teams. “The question is when. The Jets know they can’t sign him, and Idzik knows if he doesn’t sign him he’s got to get the best deal he can.