Mark Sanchez has arthroscopic knee surgery

Rick Stewart

The Jets backup quarterback underwent a procedure this season that could affect his market value.

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez underwent arthroscopic knee surgery during the season, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Sanchez had injured shoulder in the fourth quarter of the third preseason game against the New York Giants and was out for the season, giving him time to get his knee taken care of. The former first round pick is already back to running and claims he does not have any ill effects from the procedure.

What's interesting is how this will affect him in the free agent market. Granted, the surgery was rather routine and not to repair torn ligaments, but it is still a knee surgery. Sanchez already has a banged-up shoulder, so how much are teams going to be willing to roll the dice?

Sanchez is a polarizing figure. On one hand, he led the Jets to a pair of AFC Championship games in his first two seasons in the NFL. On the other, no quarterback turned the ball over more between 2011-12 than Sanchez, who seemingly regressed by the minute.

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