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Jets QB Mark Sanchez Out 4-6 Months After Surgery

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Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images.
Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images.

Embattled New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez has decided to have surgery to repair his torn labrum, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Sanchez tried to rehab his shoulder, but that apparently wasn’t very effective.

There was some hope that he could return and play after they used their injured reserve with a designation to return tag on him, but it wasn’t very likely. Surgery seemed to be inevitable for Sanchez.

Sanchez signed a five-year, $58.25 million contract in March of last year. The $8.25 million he’s owed this year is fully guaranteed, but he won’t make a dime from the Jets after that. Sanchez is all but guaranteed to be cut after the season.

Rookie QB Geno Smith is struggling, but Rex Ryan doesn’t have much of a choice but to roll with him. Either way, Sanchez was more than likely set to hit free agency in 2014 regardless of how he performed this year.

Sanchez has likely already played his last snap as a member of the Jets and as a starting quarterback. He’s now destined for a career as a backup in the NFL. The Jets will always have the butt fumble to fondly remember him by.