Jets Sign Qb Quinn; Sanchez Status In Doubt

2013 NFL Preview Illustration 130901 [203x114]Jets Add Quinn To QB Mix Jets Add Quinn To QB Mix Herm Edwards breaks down the Jets' strategy at quarterback after the team signed Brady Quinn.Tags: Rex Ryan , Herm Edwards , Jets , Brady Quinn FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- With quarterback Mark Sanchez expected to miss at least a few weeks with an injured shoulder, the New York Jets signed veteran Brady Quinn on Monday to back up presumptive starter Geno Smith -- a move that casts doubt on Sanchez's future with the team. Sanchez is due to make a guaranteed $8.25 million this season from the Jets, whether he's on the team or not. It would be unusual for a team to eat that much salary, but general manager John Idzik hasn't ruled out the possibility of cutting Sanchez at some point, according to a source. Rex Ryan gave a vague explanation for the Quinn signing, saying it was simply an opportunity to add a good football player. Ryan provided no update on Sanchez, except to say he didn't practice Monday. It has been nine days since the injury, and Sanchez still hasn't thrown a football, sources said. He won't play in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , a source said. Even Smith acknowledged, "Mark's status is very uncertain." Sanchez seemed at a loss to explain the Quinn move, saying, "I don't know, just keeping a veteran guy around as an emergency guy." But it's more than that.
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