In every professional sport there are unwritten guidelines. At the top of that guideline handbook in big bold font reads: “What happens in house stays in house” . I guess the New York Jets didn’t get the memo because their guideline book is missing and as a result rumors are flying this morning. Mark Sanchez out and Payton Manning in?
It all started with rookie quarterback Greg McElroy who discussed the team’s in locker room issues calling the Jets mindset “corrupt”. After McElroy’s comments other Jets’ players found their way to media outlets breaking sports unwritten rule to never rip on teammates especially your starting quarterback. In a column written by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, various members of the team ripped third-year quarterback Mark Sanchez.
“We have to bring in another quarterback that will make him work at practice,” said one player. “He’s lazy and content because he knows he’s not going to be benched.”
It seems as though everything is unraveling within the Jets organization. Almost as if the inmates are running the asylum. Rex Ryan has lost his leadership over the team as the Jets ended the season with a .500 record (8-8), and now players are ripping their starting quarterback which raises the question whose in and whose out? With all the talk surrounding Sanchez and Colts quarterback Payton Manning possibly looking for a new NFL home its enough to make you wonder could Manning be the next face of the New York Jets? hmm…crazier things have happened.