Speaking at a late-night news conference, Idzik stopped short of saying Sanchez definitely will be with the team by training camp.
"One step at a time," the GM said.
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"What this means for Mark Sanchez is competition," Idzik said. "And Mark is open to that. We've had discussions about that and I think he buys into the fact that that helps him. It helps any player on the team and, as a result, it helps our team."
Those grim financial consequences would make it seem impossible for the Jets to dump Sanchez. Then again, cutting ties with the prior regime's quarterback would eliminate a summertime soap opera Idzik wants no part of.
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