Both the player and team are operating under a March 25 deadline. That's the date Sanchez is due a $2 million roster bonus, money the erstwhile starting quarterback will never see. The real question is whether Sanchez will return at a reduced salary.
Sanchez, meanwhile, is on the road to recovery following shoulder surgery. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported Sanchez is throwing with "good velocity," according to a source familiar with the rehab program. Sanchez is four months removed from surgery to repair a torn labrum.
Could Sanchez actually return to the Jets? It seems crazy, but it could become a real option if Sanchez is willing to take less money and the Jets don't see a better option on the open market. General manager John Idzik called Sanchez a starting-caliber quarterback, which is all you're really looking for in a veteran backup.
The question is if Idzik really believes that.