Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez out for season after surgery

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez out for season after surgery

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, who lost his job to rookie Geno Smith, said Tuesday he will miss the rest of the season after shoulder surgery.
Geno Smith gets Jets QB start against Tampa Bay

Geno Smith gets Jets QB start against Tampa Bay

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- New York rookie Geno Smith will start at quarterback for the Jets in the NFL regular-season opener against Tampa Bay, the team said Thursday.

NFL: New York Jets 24, New York Giants 21 (OT)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Billy Cundiff kicked a 32-yard field goal with 8:04 left in overtime Saturday to give the New York Jets a 24-21 pre-season win over the New York Giants.

NFL: New York Jets 37, Jacksonville 13

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Khalil Bell ran for two third-quarter touchdowns Saturday, carrying the New York Jets to a 37-13 pre-season pounding of Jacksonville.

NFL: Detroit 26, New York Jets 17

DETROIT, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Ezekiel Ansah intercepted a Mark Sanchez pass and returned it 14 yards for a first-period touchdown Friday, helping propel Detroit past the New York Jets 26-17.

Reports: Quarterback Tim Tebow signs with Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., June 10 (UPI) -- Quarterback Tim Tebow has signed a contract with the New England Patriots, ESPN and NFL.com reported Monday.
Tim Tebow released by New York Jets

Tim Tebow released by New York Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., April 29 (UPI) -- Quarterback Tim Tebow was released Monday by the New York Jets after one season with the NFL team.

Te'o, Smith become second-round NFL picks

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Quarterback Geno Smith and linebacker Manti Te'o, ignored during the opening day of the NFL Draft, both became second-round selections Friday.

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Jets sign veteran quarterback Garrard

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., March 11 (UPI) -- Veteran NFL quarterback David Garrard has signed a contract with the New York Jets, the team announced Monday.

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Boston explores 2024 Olympic bid … Jets unclear on Tebow's future … Lombardi to be Browns' general manager … 4 Heisman Trophy winners on hall ballot … Sports news from United Press International.
Jets unclear on Tebow's future

Jets unclear on Tebow's future

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- New York Jets General Manager John Idzik was vague about backup quarterback Tim Tebow's future during a teleconference with season-ticket holders.
Ryan's vehicle play ends in three-car loss

Ryan's vehicle play ends in three-car loss

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- It wasn't enough that his New York Jets ruined their season with a fumble, but head coach Rex Ryan has ruined his car in a personal driving fumble, police say.

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Alabama tops final coaches football poll … Texas A&M's Joeckel entering NFL draft … Jets fire offensive coordinator Sparano … Coach Skiles, Bucks 'mutually' part ways … Sports news from United Press International.
Jets fire offensive coordinator Sparano

Jets fire offensive coordinator Sparano

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Tony Sparano was fired as the New York Jets' offensive coordinator, the NFL team said Tuesday.
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Mark Sanchez
USC Trojans' quarterback Mark Sanchez celebrates after defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions 38-24 in the 95th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2009. Sanchez passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Mark Travis John Sanchez (born November 11, 1986) is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft as the second quarterback and the fifth overall selection by the New York Jets. He played college football at the University of Southern California. Sanchez is only the fourth rookie quarterback in NFL history to win his first playoff game and the second to win two playoff games in his rookie season.

Sanchez was born in Long Beach, California and is of Mexican American descent. As a high school quarterback at Mission Viejo High School, he was named football player of the year by several major college recruiting services and was considered the top quarterback in the nation coming out of high school in 2005. He chose to attend USC, where he rose to starting quarterback his redshirt junior season. Because of his heritage, Sanchez found himself thrust into the spotlight as a symbol of Mexican-American identity and a role model for children. In his single season as the starting quarterback, Sanchez led the Trojans to a 12–1 season and No. 2 ranking in the Coaches Poll and No. 3 in the AP Poll, while capturing the 2009 Rose Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player award. After initially showing interest in staying for his final season of eligibility, he became the first USC quarterback since Todd Marinovich after the 1990 season to leave school with remaining eligibility to enter to the NFL Draft, although because of his redshirt season he had accumulated sufficient credits to graduate and left the USC campus with a bachelor's degree in Communications.

Sanchez was well regarded upon his arrival at USC. He did not play during his freshman year, and instead took a redshirt season. During this time he participated as the quarterback of USC's scout team, earning the Trojans' Service Team Offensive Player of the Year Award.

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