The New York Jets have announced that they have released quarterback Mark Sanchez from their roster.

Sanchez was drafted by the Jets with the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft and led the team to two AFC Championship games but his career had taken a considerable nose dive in the last couple of years.

It had been widely reported that the Jets were due to receive a visit from Michael Vick this weekend and it would now seem likely that the team are keen on agreeing a deal for the veteran quarterback rather than keep Sanchez.

The Jets will still suffer a cap hit of over $4 million despite being rid of a player who has been widely ridiculed in recent years.

The lasting memory of Sanchez in New York could well be the 'butt-fumble' incident. The incident occurred when the quarterback ran into the backside of his own offensive lineman and dropped the ball therefore gifting the New England Patriots a touchdown during a 49-19 demolition on Thanksgiving 2012.

Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell have already been picked up by teams after becoming free agents this offseason, Sanchez will now have to hope that another team will be as generous toward him as the free-agency continues.


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