Reports are surfacing that some of Mark Sanchez’s teammates are sick of him and are urging the New York Jets’ general manager to trade him and try to get the Colts’ Peyton Manning.
The New York Daily News is reporting that unnamed NY Jets players are calling for a trade to replace their young quarterback, because he fails to see that being a professional means giving 100 percent in practice and working hard every single day, not just during games. Adding that Sanchez also lacks the leadership skills the team needed to get to the Super Bowl.
On player told NY Daily, ‘We have to bring in another quarterback that will make him work at practice. He’s lazy and content because he knows he’s not going to be benched.’
Just before the new year, Sanchez made that claim that his defensive recognition, clock management, and abilities in other aspects of the game are “light years ahead” of other everyone else.
His claims were laughed at when, less than a week later, the Jets’ general manager said the 25-year-old’s “rate of growth isn’t where it needs to be.”
But though some players have anonymously blasted Sanchez, especially since some put the team’s failure to make it to the playoffs on the young QB’s shoulders, other teammates have come out with support.
Wednesday, Jet’s left guard Matt Slauson told CBS News, ‘Mark is heading in the right direction. He is going to be a great quarterback and I really believe he can lead us to a championship. His rookie year, we went to the AFC championship and again last year. The guy can do it. He can get it done. The rest of the team has to do their part, too.’
Defensive lineman Marcus Dixon also showed his support for the QB, saying a bad season shouldn’t be blamed on one guy, and that most of the team understands that.