Back in late August, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez—who was projected to be the starting QB for the team this season—injured his shoulder during a meaningless preseason game against the Giants. The injury came in the fourth quarter when Sanchez was inexplicably thrown into the game by Jets head coach Rex Ryan, and it required him to undergo season-ending surgery earlier this week. And up until now, Sanchez has handled the injury pretty well. At least, he's handled it pretty well publicly.
However, the New York Post just revealed that Sanchez was pissed when the injury first took place. According to the Post, Sanchez screamed at Jets general manager John Idzik in the trainer's room after the Jets/Giants game and was very upset about being put into the game in the fourth quarter. That has led to a lot of tension between the Jets and Sanchez, and it will likely mean that Sanchez will not be back with the team next season.
As a result, we have to say that we feel kind of bad about where this leaves Sanchez right now. We've made plenty of "butt fumble" jokes over the last year. But he really got a raw deal this year and didn't deserve to be treated the way he has been treated by the Jets. So we're not surprised at all to hear that he lambasted Idzik. We just hope it doesn't mean that another team won't be willing to give him a second chance to redeem himself next season.
[via New York Post]