FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mark Sanchez knows he won’t be the New York Jets’ starting quarterback this week. The one-time face of the franchise won’t say whether he thinks he’ll be back with the team next season.
Benched in favor of third-stringer Greg McElroy for New York’s game against San Diego, Sanchez said Friday he hadn’t thought about his future. He says that “I’m a Jet, and that’s all I’ve known,” despite the fact the team will consider all options with Sanchez — including a trade — in the offseason.
Sanchez struggled mightily Monday night in a 14-10 loss at Tennessee, throwing four interceptions and losing the football on the final offensive play as New York was eliminated from playoff contention. Coach Rex Ryan decided Tuesday to give McElroy the start Sunday.
Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL