Sanchez was supposed to be the face of the Jets, a quarterback who would parlay great team success in his first two seasons into a long run as the leader of the offense.
"I really haven't even thought about it," Sanchez told the New York Daily News, making a statement that can't possibly be truthful. "I'm a Jet, that's all I've known."
Jets coach Rex Ryan has yet to announce if Sanchez or Tim Tebow will be the No. 2 quarterback against the San Diego Chargers. Sanchez showed up on the Jets' injury report this week as probable with a back issue.
"Again, I'm not going to make that announcement now because quite honestly it's going to be a coach's decision," Ryan said. "And I'll go ahead and make that decision later. I've said there's a possibility all three guys will be up. There's a possibility two will be up."
This is the world Sanchez now exists in. Yesterday's shining son is today's old news.
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