It's likely that Sanchez has taken his last snap as a Jet. Only ABC has had more prime-time disasters than Sanchez this fall and while Ryan may return, his leash got tighter with every turnover Monday night.

Tim Tebow probably is gone as well and Greg McElroy remains unproven. That means next year's starter is wearing another NFL uniform. Alex Smith is the favorite, but Michael Vick has performed a Meadowlands miracle once before.

kgroller@tribune.com

Could be Sanchez again

Sam Farmer

Los Angeles Times

It could be Mark Sanchez starting next season's opener for the Jets, if only because of the financial handcuffs involved. The Jets owe him $8.25 million next season, no matter where he winds up.

But that surely would cause a revolt among Jets fans. Tebow's gone. Alex Smith could be an interesting option, because he'll be looking to get out of San Francisco. Another interesting scenario would be the Seahawks dealing Matt Flynn, then acquiring Sanchez to back up Russell Wilson.

Or what if the Jets reach for USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the draft? Sanchez might have some words of advice for Barkley when handing off the baton — namely, "Look out behind you!"

sfarmer@tribune.com