We CAN survive the cap hit if we cut Sanchez
IMO, the Jets could (and should) cut Sanchez if they can't get rid of him any other way. At this point, he is like a cancer on the team and must be removed.
This morning, I was listening to the Sirius-XM NFL channel and was reminded of the cap penalty imposed on the Redskins this season. If you recall, Washington and Dallas were penalized huge amounts of cap dollars. Wahington lost $18M for this season and the will lose the same amount next season.
They did pretty good in spite of that, didn't they? And by the way, that's roughly the same amount that out cap would suffer if we cut Sanchez.
Some will argue there were things that went in their favor. They were smart (and lucky) enough to trade up for RG3, but let's not forget they paid dearly with draft picks. In addition to swapping their #6 pick with the Rams, I believe they also had to give up two future first-round picks and a second-round pick. They also were able to field a very good rookie RB, who was a 3rd round draft pick.
Nonetheless, my point is that a good management team could get rid of Sanchez and still field a competitive team. It CAN be done. So bring on the new front office and stop telling me we are stuck with Sanchez. Let's throw our cards on the table and let the the chips fall where they may.