Jets' Sanchez mum on trade rumors
BY DENNIS WASZAK JR. Associated Press
Saturday, December 22, 2012
12/22/12 at 5:37 AM
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Mark Sanchez knows he won't be the New York Jets' starting quarterback this week.
Beyond that, the one-time face of the franchise won't say whether he thinks he will be back with the team next season.
"I really haven't even thought about it," Sanchez said Friday. "Honestly, I'm a Jet. That's all I've known."
Sanchez struggled mightily Monday night in a 14-10 loss at Tennessee, throwing four interceptions and losing the football on New York's final offensive play as the Jets were eliminated from playoff contention. Coach Rex Ryan decided Tuesday to give Greg McElroy the start Sunday against San Diego at MetLife Stadium.
Whether Sanchez has played his final snap for the Jets remains to be seen. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Jets will consider all of their options regarding Sanchez and backup Tim Tebow.
"I'm focused on this game and the game next week," Sanchez said, declining to address any trade rumors. "We'll assess all that stuff at a later date."
Ryan also would not comment on the futures of the quarterbacks, and wouldn't announce who McElroy's backup will be against the Chargers.
"Quite honestly, it's going to be a coach's decision and I'll go ahead and make that decision later," Ryan said. "I've said there's a possibility all three guys will be up and there's a possibility two will be up. I'm not going to make that decision just yet."
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