Jets Release Mark Sanchez, Add Michael Vick

New York Jets release Mark Sanchez, then sign Michael Vick

3/24/14 in NFL   |   JoeKukura   |   491 respect

Blog Photo - Jets release Mark Sanchez, add Michael VickThe New York Jets will continue their proud tradition of insisting on a quarterback controversy every year. At roughly 6:30 p.m. ET Friday, the Jets announced that they'd released quarterback Mark Sanchez. Ten minutes later, the Jets announced that they'd signed free agent quarterback Michael Vick. Vick will compete with the Jets' incumbent starting quarterback Geno Smith, who will be in his sophomore season this year.

The big question for the Jets now is what head coach Rex Ryan will do with that tattoo of his wife in a Sanchez jersey.

Maybe he'll have it laser-modified into a Michael Vick jersey, as the Jets have released Mark Sanchez and signed Michael Vick. Vick's deal is one year for $5 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Deadspin, the go-to site for unflattering supercut videos of athletes performing terribly, already has their Mark Sanchez tribute video posted. You'd better believe it shows the "buttfumble" from six different camera angles.

Blog Photo - Jets release Mark Sanchez, add Michael VickVick, seen at right signing his Jets contract, has not appeared in a game since late October when he aggravated a pulled hamstring. Nick Foles took over, becoming last year's great NFL Cinderella story.

As one sharp-eyed tweeter points out, Vick appears on the cover of the Eagles 2014 calendar.

Sanchez' release was expected, and he did not play at all in 2013 after injuring his shoulder in the preseason. It's hard to believe he was once nicknamed "The Sanchize" and took the Jets to two consecutive AFC Championship Games.

But ever since, it as if Sanchez has done nothing... but fumble.
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