Count Plaxico Burress among those who will be watching Mark Sanchez take on the Giants as the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback on Sunday.
Make no mistake, though: Burress doesn’t seem to be rooting for his former teammate’s success.
“I can’t wait to see this QB play for the Washington Redskins for the rest of the season. @Mark_Sanchez Let me grab my popcorn. #comedyfor3hours #checkdownking Yup I said it!!” Burress tweeted on Wednesday evening.
Burress, the one-time Giants receiver who signed with the Jets after a 20-month prison stint for gun possession — after he accidentally shot himself in the leg with the gun in November 2008 — caught passes from Sanchez during the 2011 season. The two hooked up for 45 receptions and eight touchdowns.
That mess of a Jets team finished the season 8-8, and it’s pretty clear the feelings still linger for at least one player.
At least Sanchez knows he’ll have an audience for his first start since 2014, even if they’re only hoping for another Buttfumble.