Though he originally hoped to return to the Jets at some point this season, no one ever thought a Mark Sanchez comeback was really in the cards after he suffered a major shoulder injury in the preseason. It appears Sanchez has given up on that as well.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports Sanchez will undergo season-ending surgery some time in the next few weeks. When the Jets placed Sanchez on IR with a Designation to Return, there was some thought that he might, you know, actually return.
The decision to put Sanchez under the knife effectively ends his tenure with the Jets.
Source: Will Brinson, CBS Sports