With one year left in his deal, it's very likely that the Jets will release quarterback Mark Sanchez, if anything, because they'll save $8.3 million against the cap.

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Heading into his second NFL season, current starter Geno Smith is still being evaluated by the Jets staff.

Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has said that he likes Smith's progression but the Jets haven't been shy in relaying that they want a solid co-star with Smith to push him at the very least.

The two names emerging over the last week are free agents Michael Vick and Josh McCown.

Vick has spent the last five seasons in Philadelphia where last year was replaced by Nick Foles.

McCown, the 13 year NFL veteran, has played for eight teams and next month will become a free agent after doing an impressive job as the Bears starter in five games this season.

Whoever the Jets bring in, this individual will have a responsibility to help groom Smith. It needs to be someone that you want your second year gunslinger to be around.


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