New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) goes back to pass against the Giants. The New York Jets defeat the Giants 24-21 in OT. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Hara

Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes Injury Updates

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is currently out for Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it would be an absolute shock to see Sanchez out there. His shoulder injury is reportedly more serious than the Jets are indicating, and the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Jets “internal fear” is that Sanchez might be out for longer than Week 1. While that’s not a statement that would portray significant pessimism for Sanchez, ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini believes that Sanchez’s injury is quite serious and both he and Rapoport point to Quinn’s signing as reason to believe Sanchez’s injury is more serious than previously thought.

I personally view Quinn’s signing as just the Jets trying to shuffle what they have deep on the QB depth chart and don’t relate that signing to Sanchez’s injury. However, it does seem like Sanchez’s shoulder injury is severe, and Cimini went as far to tweet that he “wouldn’t be shocked” if Mark Sanchez were cut or put on the injured reserve as a result of the injury. Geno Smith is definitely going to get the start in Week 1, and I think we’ll see Smith get at least a couple of more starts beyond the Bucs game.

The New England Patriots and New York Jets square off in Week 2, and it looks like the Patriots will be facing Geno Smith instead of Mark Sanchez. It also looks like the Patriots will have to face off against Santonio Holmes, who is the only Jets receiver capable of being a legitimate playmaking threat (Stephen Hill still isn’t there yet).

According to Rich Cimini, Santonio Holmes is at practice today and “looks fine”, and it seems like Holmes is ready to play in Week 1 against the Bucs. Even if he isn’t, I would be surprised if Holmes was absent for the rivalry game against the Patriots. While he continues to say he still isn’t fully healthy and looks like the type of guy willing to mail it in, Holmes should still be able to suit up against the Pats (and Bucs) and is somebody that the Patriots will have to account for.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    I’m not a big fan of Holmes and especially dislike his first down displays. That said, I don’t think he’s half as bad a person as he’s made out to be, between his organization and the time he spent working with the younger receivers while he was rehabbing. I don’t think he’s the sharpest tool in the shed and that manifests itself in the things he says, which don’t usually come out well. He’s been a personal whipping boy of the ny clown media for years now and I think he’s really enjoyed playing with them during his rehab. Between his activation and the fact they only have five receivers currently on the roster, I really think he’s about ready to go. How much of his old self is left remains to be seen.
    As far as Sanchez, I wouldn’t be surprised if he winds up on IR. After his halftime fiasco against the Jags, I really see no point in putting him on the field. He plays seven for us, seven for you over and over again except that it’s become increasingly more difficult for our seven than theirs. I thought there was hope for him in a new system but I no longer feel that way. He is too error prone and he compounds the errors by repeating the same things, week after week, year after year. “That’s on me, it won’t happen again” “we’ll get it fixed” etc. enough already. It we’re gonna have stupid mistakes I’d rather have someone different making them. He has overstayed his welcome. I keep thinking about how well he played in the playoffs a few years ago but I’ve seen enough. Maybe we can trade him to the raiders. Reunite him with sparano!