If you are, you shouldn’t be. This is the same franchise that trotted out at quarterback the two players voted to be the most overrated players in the league by their peers. So why not bring in a 308 pound draft bust looking to make a comeback?
Nevermind that new general manager John Idzik says he’s “comfortable” with comfortable with Mark being a Jet. A bigger indication that despite all the changes, the Jets are still the Jets is what was bandied about regarding the quarterback situation before Idzik took the job.
More recently, after Tannenbaum was let go, members of the organization had some very exploratory, informal discussions regarding former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, the 2007 No. 1 overall pick who flamed out of the NFL after the 2009 season. Russell recently decided to mount a comeback in hopes of returning to the league next season.
Do the Jets have a capable quarterback on their roster? Probably not. But they can’t really believe Sanchez is SO bad that they’re willing to turn to JaMarcus Russell.
Or maybe they do. And if that’s the case, things are worse in New York than we thought.