We had already found out about the progress Mark Sanchez made rehabbing his surgically-repaired left knee, something obviously inquiring minds wanted to know.
"Things are going well," he said. "I’ve been running underwater in the pool for a couple of weeks now and, right on schedule. I will probably be running hopefully mid-May, maybe a couple of weeks earlier, maybe a couple of weeks later. But everything is just the way we want it. We’re all happy."
He had also talked about his newest acquisition and spoke glowingly about Super Bowl XVIII MVP Santonio Holmes when I asked him how much having him on board will help.
"It’s just a huge addition for our offense," Sanchez said. "He’s an explosive player, a guy who catches the ball five yards and takes it 90. He’s a special talent that way. He’s shown he can play big in very important games, obviously in the Super Bowl as the MVP. He really is a great talent, so it’s going to be fun to work with him."
With that non-newsy stuff out of the way and most of the pack around him having dispersed to go chat with WR Braylon Edwards on the other side of the locker room, I got down to the real meaty stuff and asked Sanchez the tough questions.
So, any more SNL skits on the horizon?
"I don’t think so," he said with a chuckle. "I don't think so."
For those who missed it, Sanchez pretended to be Tina Fey's hubby during her opening monologue on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend. It was a brief cameo -- one that even these brown eyes witnessed as I tuned in unknowingly to see what the SNL cast had up its sleeve at the show's outset.
"And of course," Fey said in the monologue, "I couldn't do any of this without my beloved husband, who, for this performance only, will be played by New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez."
After a brief pause for effect, apparentlly, Sanchez appeared, looked straight at the camera -- and said nothing because he didn't have any lines. All he had to do was just mug for the lens.
Now there's a guy who's going places in the acting industry.
"It was kind of last minute," Sanchez said of the experience. "I got a call from the studio there and they asked me to come on and play Tina Fey's husband. That's a pretty easy role. I was like, 'All right, well do I have any lines or anything?' They are like, 'No.' I was like, 'Perfect. This is easy. Good.'
"So it was cool."