Mark Sanchez has said all the right things publicly since he injured his right shoulder during Week 3 of the preseason. But there's no doubt the New York Jets quarterback is unhappy with how things transpired over the last few weeks.
"Make no mistake. He's frustrated with the Jets. And he has good reason," NFL Media columnist Mike Silver said Thursday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access Kickoff."
Silver added: "They put him in a bad situation when he had won the job. No one stood up and owned it the way Sanchez would have after throwing an interception. And then they downplayed the severity of the injury, I believe, because it made them look terrible."
In a conversation with NFL Media's Rich Eisen, Sanchez made it clear that he plans to rehab his shoulder and try to play again this season for New York. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Sanchez plans to throw by the end of this week or the beginning of next week. Sanchez also plans to seek another opinion on his shoulder. At this point, Sanchez is not planning to have surgery on his shoulder. Surgery would require a four-to-six-month recovery, according to Rapoport.
This is a situation that bears watching over the next couple of weeks. Sanchez might prove he's healthy enough to play again, but it's questionable if the Jets will want the distraction. Especially if rookie Geno Smith is playing well.