But why not see how he plays (or fails) in the next two games before we rush to judgement?
We literaly have nothing to lose.
No way you cut Sanchez the team can not afford the extra 4 mill charge against the cap. Just to get 11 mill in cap room, the jets have to cut, Pace, Scott, Pouha, and both Smiths. You cut Sanchez that money is now 7 mill for 11 open spots (over and above the 7 draft picks)
IMO the jets should get a retread Moore/Henne/Campbell/Garrard and build the oline back to a real strength. If a guy like Mallet drops to the 3rd, great he sits for a year behind the retread and the young players on the oline. In 2014 the young qb has had two TC, two off seasons and is ready to step in behind a rebuilt line that will allow some room for development.
you draft a kid and Moore, Slauson and Howard leave in FA, the kid will die back there.
2009 5/0 34 50 .680 330 4 2 31
2010 12/11 285 464 .614 3,131 14 17 70
2011 12/12 282 434 .650 2,891 14 11 70
Total 29/23 601 948 .634 6,352 32 30 70
Sanchez is untraceable and uncutable because of his contract.
It's not just the $8mm bonus, it's his absurd cap number. Moving him would mean even more dead money.
This is one of the worst contracts I've ever heard of to be honest.
Fact is, noone knows how to assess how a QB's talents will project in the pros because talent evaluators whiff on this position more than anyone. Warner, Brady, Montana were misses. You're talking about three MAJOR talents that teams passed on at least 3 times (Montana) and the others more than that. It's not like these guys couldn't play in college. The reason is most likely that intangibles can't be measured. You never know, so give the better, we'll adjusted players a chance. McElroy could end up being better in games than in practice. All I know is we're long overdue to hit on a great one.
Look at GB, during the tenure of their 2nd best franchise QB, they developed both matt hassleback and aaron rogers (both have played in a pro bowl and super bowl), and when rogers took over drafted and developed matt flynn. Flynn and hassleback returned draft picks for them.
We need that philosophy....keep mac here, draft someone in teh 2nd or 3rd round and give them an offensive mind like jeff tedford to work with.