Mark Sanchez thanks Jets and their fans

Former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, who was released Friday night, tweeted a link to an open letter "To New York, New Jersey and Jets fans everywhere" on Monday morning.

Sanchez wrote "We shared some incredible moments together that I'll never forget" and that he "gave everything I had to win the Lombardi Trophy.

"I only regret that we couldn't bring it home for all of us to share, especially for those guys in the locker room and for my friend Aiden."

That was a reference to Aiden Binkley, who formed a friendship with Sanchez during the young fan's struggle with a rare form of cancer. Aiden died on Dec. 30, 2010.