Mark Sanchez knew this day was coming even as he wished in a strange sort of way that it wouldn’t.
There was no shock when the Jets officially released him on Friday, no disbelief when the organization ended a strange five-year relationship with their erstwhile Golden Boy. The Jets also officially signed Michael Vick, the team announced via Twitter.
The Jets moved on many months ago, filed Sanchez neatly away into the past as they crossed their fingers that the new kid taking his place will be the real deal. Sanchez had his shot. They had no use for him anymore.
The NFL is giving Mike another chance to be great. Let’s hope he can do just that.