New York Jets owner Woody Johnson says that his team’s starting quarterback, Mark Sanchez, isn’t lazy, according to the New York Daily News.
“I’ve never heard that,” Johnson said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “He’s the first guy in the building every morning and the last guy to leave. So, the last thing he is is lazy. … He’s an NFL quarterback. That’s what you expect from an NFL quarterback….I think everybody is a little frustrated.”
Johnson’s comments come in response to a New York Daily News article yesterday that cited anonymous sources on the team who called Sanchez lazy. Other players who spoke to the paper anonymously said they would be open to trading Sanchez if they could acquire a healthy Peyton Manning. Sanchez, who finished the 2011 season with 3,474 passing yards and a 78.2 passer rating, has received multiple bids of confidence from Jets head coach Rex Ryan. At one point during the Jets’ struggles, Ryan told the New York media that Sanchez would be the starting quarterback in New York as long as he was the head coach.