Business Decisions Made by Level Headed Adults
Check any urge to post a childish insult at the door. This thread is for fans who are smart enough to lay the emotion to the side and make a reasonable business decision to improve the team.
In the likely event the Jets cannot find a trade partner for either Sanchez or Tebow, here is my opinion of a sensible way to deal with the QB issue:
April 2013 - Draft the best available QB who has the potential to lead the attacking style offense alluded to by Ryan. A prospect who the team feels has the ability to be the starter as early as his 2nd season.
June 1, 2013 - Cut Sanchez. The 17 million Cap hit would be assessed at 12.3 million in 2013 and 4.8 million in 2014. Oh, and yes the Jets would need to cut Sanchez a check for 8.2 million.
May-Jun-Jul 2013 - Sign a veteran FA QB at NFL minimum
July 2013 - Open training camp with Tebow as starter, his job to lose. Why? His salary is peanuts at 2.5 million. He would definitely lead the offense to better results than the team achieved in 2012 via turnover reduction alone and improved TOP via an improved rush game. If he develops as a passer, bonus.... Other teams will notice.
Use the veteran FA backup to help groom the draftee, use him in emergency, etc.
Basically, win 6-8 games in 2013 while improving Tebow's marketability, while preparing the draftee to take over in 2014.
Unload Tebow in 2014. I would wager that the Jets could get a trade partner next year after Tebow actually has taken 1000 snaps to show what he can do.
2013 will be a rough ride anyway. Ride it with Tebow and see if he can play his way outta town in 2014.