Even before the Jets drafted Geno Smith, it was reported that there would be an open competition for the starting QB gig in New York. And even though he hasn’t taken a snap yet, Geno Smith is a part of that, which means Sanchez will have to beat out Geno in camp. And if he doesn’t, he may be out of New York according to reports.
Smith has really impressed so far during mimi-camp and the job may already be his to lose. At this point, that makes perfect sense. The Jets roster is a mess and they won’t be going any where this year. That being said, why not run Geno out there week 1? There’s really nothing to lose at this point.
If Geno is named starter, Sanchez may not even be on the roster come week 1, according to the New York Post, as they may trade him. The thing is: Sanchez is guaranteed $8.75M whether he’s on the Jets or not. Therefore, if they do trade him, they will have to eat a portion of that price tag just to get rid of him because it’s hard to believe any team will pay that entire amount for Sanchez’s services.
Previously, it wasn’t thought that Sanchez would be cut, but perhaps that sentiment has changed.
Given the Jets took Geno so high in the draft, I fully expect one of the above scenarios to pan out. I think Sanchez has already taken his last snap as a Jet.