"At this point Sanchez is still around simply to be a potential placeholder, and that's only because the hope of Garrard being "that guy didn't work out for them. Sanchez has no long-term future with this team, but as much as I hate the idea of ever seeing him out on the field again, there's still a chance the team could feel it is in their best interests to go with him first, not because of what he brings to the table, but simply because it might be the right decision for Geno."
I totally agree with you, Bleedin' Green. Jets fans will suffer this year, no doubt, but at least it will be somewhat of a "rebuilding/allowing contracts to expire". Sanchez is definitely going to start by default. I never thought it was quite fair to start a rookie QB on day 1 - there's just too much to learn when you're a rookie in the NFL playing the most important offensive position on the field.
The only question for me is the one BG just put out there: will the Jets new upper management be willing to throw Geno on the field when Sanchez begins spewing out his suckiness, or, since it's a rebuilding year anyway (and let's face reality this year, I think if the Jets win six games this year they should consider it a successful year), give Sanchez the dignity of starting some games for one more season before going to the announcing booth on ESPN4 and give Geno a limited amount of reps so he can learn.
Either way, Sanchez will definitely be the starter in the season opener.