Sanchez: Front office has decision to make

March, 16, 2014
Mar 16
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Mark Sanchez believes his surgically repaired throwing shoulder is ready to go and he can't wait to continue his comeback. For whom, he's not sure.

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The New York Jets' former starter spoke to TMZ (yes, really) for a couple of minutes as he left a friend's birthday party Saturday night in Hollywood and, while he didn't break any news, he provided a brief update on his situation. Obviously, the interviewer got wind of an ESPN.com story in which Sanchez is mentioned as the Oakland Raiders' No. 2 off-season target at quarterback. He was asked about the possibility of returning to his home state of California.

"I do love the West Coast, but I'm a Jet for at least two more years on my contract," he said. "I love being there. I love New York. I've had a ball there. Things were going great. I was competing well. I felt like I was winning the job and then I got hurt. We'll see what happens. I know management has some decisions to make here in the next few days. We'll see what happens. Whatever happens, it'll be great."

Sanchez was alluding to March 25, when a $2 million roster bonus is due. Presumably, the Jets will cut him if they sign another quarterback before then or fail to renegotiate his contract. They might not even try to re-work his contact; there are a lot of layers to this story.

Sanchez, who underwent surgery for a torn labrum last October, said his shoulder "feels great, already throwing. I'll be ready to go here soon. ... It feels like I've been gone for a long time because I have. I'm excited to get back on the field. Whenever that happens, I'll be ready to go."

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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