Report: Jets to trade Mark Sanchez, pursue Michael Vick

Thursday December 20th, 2012

Mark Sanchez Mark Sanchez could be traded by the Jets this offseason. (Andy Lyons, Getty Images)

He's already been benched by the New York Jets, and now it appears the team may be prepared to bring the Mark Sanchez era to a complete close. The New York Daily News reports that the team will seek to trade Sanchez in the offseason, removing the possiblity of the quarterback coming back to compete for the starting job in 2013.

Adding yet another wrinkle to the story: the soon-to-be out of contract Michael Vick is one of the team's potential replacements for Sanchez. The Daily News reports that Vick would relish the opportunity to come to New York, and quotes multiple sources within the organization saying that head coach Rex Ryan is a fan of the current Eagles signal-caller. Sanchez has made headlines this season for taking poor care of the football in addition to all-around disappointing play. With the Jets mathematically eliminated from playoff contention last week, Ryan has named backup Greg McElroy the team's starter for the remaining two games of the season.

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